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    Re: 'Raghead' Remark Causes Latest Flap In SC Gov Race

    Considering the location, are you honestly this surprised.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    First time I heard the term "raghead" was when a Brit was being insulting of an Indian. So you sir are wrong.
    Actually he was. You should have corrected him. Dot head is the correct slur.
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    Re: 'Raghead' Remark Causes Latest Flap In SC Gov Race

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Actually he was. You should have corrected him. Dot head is the correct slur.
    No, raghead is also used for Indians. Many Indians also wear turbans. So do Sikhs, which was who Jake Knotts was referring to when he made his statement. If you really believe that the term is not supposed to refer to Indians, then you don't get around much. I hear the term several times a week here in Houston, and at least one of them refers to Indians. In fact, raghead is used more than dot here in Houston. Of course, Houston is more of an international melting pot than Dallas, and that might explain our disagreement.

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    Re: 'Raghead' Remark Causes Latest Flap In SC Gov Race

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Considering the location, are you honestly this surprised.
    No one says, "raghead", in New York? Some of the most racist people I've ever known came from New York.

    I'm just glad that this is a Republican insulting a Republican. Can you imagine the crocodile tears if Haley were a Democrat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    No, raghead is also used for Indians. Many Indians also wear turbans. So do Sikhs, which was who Jake Knotts was referring to when he made his statement. If you really believe that the term is not supposed to refer to Indians, then you don't get around much. I hear the term several times a week here in Houston, and at least one of them refers to Indians. In fact, raghead is used more than dot here in Houston. Of course, Houston is more of an international melting pot than Dallas, and that might explain our disagreement.

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    Re: 'Raghead' Remark Causes Latest Flap In SC Gov Race

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    No one says, "raghead", in New York? Some of the most racist people I've ever known came from New York.

    I'm just glad that this is a Republican insulting a Republican. Can you imagine the crocodile tears if Haley were a Democrat?
    Ive been called a spic, taco nigger, illegal, communist, raghead, terrorist, sand nigger and a whole host of others so Im not saying that. The difference is that I dont give a flying **** anymore this is way life and politics is, too many people whine like little babies. Stories like these serve nothing productive to stirr emotion. People hate other people the media seems to have yet to figure it out.
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    Re: 'Raghead' Remark Causes Latest Flap In SC Gov Race

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Indians and Arabs are not even close to being similar. If anyone eqates "raghead" to Indians its just being sloppy.
    Rag heads here typically were used against Sikhs who are Indian

    Basically it is used for anyone who typically uses a turban which is far more common on the Indian subcontinent then among Arabs
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    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    No, raghead is also used for Indians. Many Indians also wear turbans. So do Sikhs, which was who Jake Knotts was referring to when he made his statement. If you really believe that the term is not supposed to refer to Indians, then you don't get around much. I hear the term several times a week here in Houston, and at least one of them refers to Indians. In fact, raghead is used more than dot here in Houston. Of course, Houston is more of an international melting pot than Dallas, and that might explain our disagreement.

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    Sikhs are not indians. Jindal is an Indian. Therefore the slur does not work.

    And Houston sucks
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    Re: 'Raghead' Remark Causes Latest Flap In SC Gov Race

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Sikhs are not indians. Jindal is an Indian. Therefore the slur does not work.

    And Houston sucks
    Sikhs are Indian, they are generally in the Indian state of Punjab. Which makes them Indian. What they are not is Hindu which is a religion not an ethnicitiy
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    Re: 'Raghead' Remark Causes Latest Flap In SC Gov Race

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Sikhs are not indians. Jindal is an Indian. Therefore the slur does not work.

    And Houston sucks
    So where do Sikhs come from? Sikhstan? No.. they come from India, hence they are Indian.. Now some Sikhs also come from Pakistan, since the area where Sikhs originate from is kinda disputed between India and Pakistan.

    And Houston does suck, as does all of Texas.
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