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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    "southern" is not offensive. "negro" is.
    I also remember some years back when a white school staff member was fired because he said that since funds were tight, schools must operate more "niggardly", meaning in a frugal manner. It seems that the N word or any word that comes close to the word is a sore subject.

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    I also remember some years back when a white school staff member was fired because he said that since funds were tight, schools must operate more "niggardly", meaning in a frugal manner. It seems that the N word or any word that comes close to the word is a sore subject.

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    That's because people are ****ing stupid. The etymology of the words is entirely different.
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Note that the United Negro College Fund has not changed its name.

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    He didn't have to say "negro dialect". That's just plain ignorant.

    He could have simply said Obama is articulate, or he could've abstained from the presumption that black people all talk with a "negro dialect" and that Obama was an exotic exception to that stereotype.

    No matter how you slice it, it's a profoundly idiotic statement.
    I think it was just a poor choice of words in making a statement he thought was funny. What made this bad is that he forgot to balance the statement by also using the word "cracker".
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    I also remember some years back when a white school staff member was fired because he said that since funds were tight, schools must operate more "niggardly", meaning in a frugal manner. It seems that the N word or any word that comes close to the word is a sore subject.

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    what a **** up, clearly the appropriate word was 'to operate more jew-ey'

    still wrong, but much more appropriate considering stereotypes

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I think it was just a poor choice of words in making a statement he thought was funny. What made this bad is that he forgot to balance the statement by also using the word "cracker".
    for your approval:
    This Cracker highly approves of this Clean Negro
    thats ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    How the hell did you just tie in a retroactive reparative measure with a proactive preventative measure. Not even close to being the same thing.

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by DeeJayH View Post
    what a **** up, clearly the appropriate word was 'to operate more jew-ey'

    still wrong, but much more appropriate considering stereotypes
    Whoa, the word "niggardly" has nothing whatsoever to do with the N word.

    This word was around even before the N word was invented.

    EDIT: Looks like RightInNYC beat me to the punch on this one. LOL.
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by DeeJayH View Post
    for your approval:

    thats ok?
    Almost. Try "The cracker never took a bath until he saw the clean negro, then realized that cleanliness is next to Godliness".
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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Whoa, the word "niggardly" has nothing whatsoever to do with the N word.

    This word has been around even before the N word was invented.
    never actually heard of it before this, just assumed that....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    How the hell did you just tie in a retroactive reparative measure with a proactive preventative measure. Not even close to being the same thing.

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    Re: Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    I just can't believe he'd say something so utterly moronic. That sounds like something a plantation owner would say about his house servant.
    How about a cynical politician accessing his candidate's potential? Reid supported Obama, and according to this same source, "urged him to run".

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