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Thread: Why calling black people 'niggers' is not racist.

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    Re: Why calling black people 'niggers' is not racist.

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    Re: Why calling black people 'niggers' is not racist.

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    Why calling black people 'niggers' is not racist.I hate it when I fall asleep at work. I was making a pre-emptive strike as I saw two posters starting to get heated. Thank you, Hatuey for getting things back on topic.
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    Re: Why calling black people 'niggers' is not racist.

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    No problem, Cap'n. I ran em both off for you. Jallman and Ethereal.
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    No, you didn't. Much to your chagrin, I am still here. Sorry you epically failed.

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    Re: Why calling black people 'niggers' is not racist.

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    Not sure what you're getting at but are saying as in 'the whole South'? I agree. As far as Texas having a little of everything the South it is true. Apparently moreso then any other state.

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    Yes, I read the Wiki article, too. However, Texas is not part of what we traditionally think of as "the South". Being part of the Confederacy merely makes it part of the Confederacy. Not part of "the South".

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    Re: Why calling black people 'niggers' is not racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Yes, I read the Wiki article, too. However, Texas is not part of what we traditionally think of as "the South". Being part of the Confederacy merely makes it part of the Confederacy. Not part of "the South".
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    You and Sarah palin?

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    Re: Why calling black people 'niggers' is not racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Yes, I read the Wiki article, too. However, Texas is not part of what we traditionally think of as "the South". Being part of the Confederacy merely makes it part of the Confederacy. Not part of "the South".
    I don't think of people living outside of Texas could tell what Texas is and isn't anymore then you could have told what San Fran was like before you actually lived in it. I didn't know what the East Coast was like before I moved here and I thought they were all snobby people. Found out they weren't.
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    Re: Why calling black people 'niggers' is not racist.

    Words only have the power you give them.

    The word Nigger did not start off meaning anything about black people. It was applied and stuck. And to this day alot of Black Americans claim the word as their own as well as a racial slur towards them.

    Let it go. Put the word back into the dictionary where it belongs.

    Same with pretty much every word we can think of imo.. they're all just a series of grunts and whistles not to be taken as anything more than you believe. And if you believe a word is truely hurtful then... get help or just plain calm the **** down.

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    Re: Why calling black people 'niggers' is not racist.

    From what I've read on Texas, back before the Civil War, though regionally and culturally, it was more like the south, economically and industrially, it was more tied to the north. What does this make it?
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    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
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    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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    Re: Why calling black people 'niggers' is not racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    No problem, Cap'n. I ran em both off for you. Jallman and Ethereal.
    It's all in a day's work.
    Hope you had a good nap.
    I hate napping at work if it is not my intention...which it wasn't. I could be home right now. Which is where I'm going to head, now.
    "Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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    Re: Why calling black people 'niggers' is not racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    From what I've read on Texas, back before the Civil War, though regionally and culturally, it was more like the south, economically and industrially, it was more tied to the north. What does this make it?
    I dunno.
    I didn't know there was ever much industry here.
    Like what kind of industry?
    Just before the civil war, my family owned... well, basically most of San Patricio County, which is pretty close to the border of mexico, I think. In South Texas. I haven't been there since I was little. It's not too far from Corpus Christi, I know that, because whenever we went down there we'd go to Corpus and go to the beach.
    What they did in San Patricio County was, they grew cotton. It's good cotton land. It's still all planted in cotton.
    And here in Travis County, well, it's not good land for cotton, it's too rocky. But up here, they had a giant cattle ranch. And I'm not sure if they grew anything; I assume they grew their own food, at least. They might have grown a lot of stuff, but there's no way of knowing now. The entire property is grown over with cedar now. There's an old pecan orchard here that still produces. The land really is too rocky for most crops to thrive.

    So, that's what my family did. It was all pretty agricultural.

    I have not heard about any other industry in Texas at that time. The oil boom was not until the early part of the 20th century, I don't think.

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