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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.

    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?
    Southern. The main distinctions people make between the North and South are cultural and regional. Economical and industrial too but to a lesser extent. When I think of the differences between Mississippi and NY, I don't think about what drives the economy of each one. I think of things like difference in how each speak, cooking & music. Though there are probably similarities they would not be the same for the most part. Talk to people from across the musical spectrum and they'll tell you that Texas is about as southern as it gets when it comes to Rock, Jazz or Blues. Talk to people about cooking and they'll say the same. Anybody who's worked for advertising companies will tell you that when people say 'Southwest' before a product they're usually talking about Texas. Look at Airlines like 'Southwest' they're based in 'gasp' DALLAS, TEXAS!

    I think Jallman is empirically wrong on what Texas is and isn't.
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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?
    When you travel through texas you see the difference between Texas and the South as starkly as you see the differences between night and day. Culinary differences stand out blatantly (the difference between texas and southern barbecue come to mind immediately). The dialect is different (the texas twang versus the southern drawl) and the cultural differences can't be overlooked. You also see differences in architecture, home decor, attitude, and even the agriculture.

    Texas is not considered part of "the South". If anything, it's closer to a southwestern Geogia O'Keefe nightmare.

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

    No problem, Cap'n. I ran em both off for you. Jallman and Ethereal.
    Yea, I also heard Hungary defeated America and Great Britain in WWII.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Yea, I also heard Hungary defeated America and Great Britain in WWII.
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    Re: Why calling black people 'niggers' is not racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    Have you ever been to "the North"? What part of the geographical United States does that term even encompass?
    Yes, I spent a lot of time in Boston. First of all, I would bet those suburban kids in Quincy and Weymouth and Braintree don't know any black people. I bet they have never even met a black person. I bet they would start touching a black person's hair if they ever met one.

    The most violent anti-busing demonstrations in America were not in Birmingham or Biloxi but Boston.

    All the blacks were clumped into one part of town. I couldn't believe the segregation like that.

    To me, the North is New England and New York. Liberal blue states that want nothing to do with black people.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    Yes, I spent a lot of time in Boston. First of all, I would bet those suburban kids in Quincy and Weymouth and Braintree don't know any black people. I bet they have never even met a black person. I bet they would start touching a black person's hair if they ever met one.

    To me, the North is New England and New York. Liberal blue states that want nothing to do with black people.
    If a northerner said the same about the south he'd be labeled a bigot or racist. Just when were you in Boston that you saw such segregation? Boston proper certainly has a healthy black population.

    The US Census states that blacks make up 17.4% of New York's population. That's almost a fifth of the state!
    New York QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau

    I think perhaps you were clocked in the head a little too hard by Katrina. To say New York wants nothing to do with blacks is well, "uninformed" at best. Damn man, we have a black Governor.

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

    If the Negro or Colored or Black or African American or whatever is not a racist and admits after the fight that he wanted me to call him a “nigger,” then “calling black people 'niggers' is not racist.”

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    It's how slurry-ass antebellum Southerners said "negro".
    "Negro", of course, = "black" in spanish (and possibly portuguese; I don't know for sure, although I know the two languages are similar) and was once the accepted term of the day for black people.

    That's why it is racist.
    The history of southerners and "negros" is too ugly.
    What I see here is a bunch of liberal whites trying to convince a liberal black man that "nigger" is racist.

    This is absolutely amazing! It's what conservatives have always suspected.
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    Re: Why calling black people 'niggers' is not racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    If a northerner said the same about the south he'd be labeled a bigot or racist.
    I was called a racist because I'm a Southerner. And now I'm calling Northerners racists. See how that works?

    Just when were you in Boston that you saw such segregation? Boston proper certainly has a healthy black population.
    If the part of Boston where all the blacks and Hispanics live becaume its own city, Boston would be the most lilly white city in the country instead of the third most white. It would be like all white. There is very little integration there. I went to the Quincy Market and never saw so many white people in my life.

    The US Census states that blacks make up 17.4% of New York's population. That's almost a fifth of the state!
    Isn't that the city that puts them all on a reservation called Harlem?

    New York QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau

    I think perhaps you were clocked in the head a little too hard by Katrina. To say New York wants nothing to do with blacks is well, "uninformed" at best. Damn man, we have a black Governor.
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    Please do. Stop throwing dog poop at the black's houses when they move into the neighborhood, or whatever it is youse guys do.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    I was called a racist because I'm a Southerner. And now I'm calling Northerners racists. See how that works?

    If the part of Boston where all the blacks and Hispanics live becaume its own city, Boston would be the most lilly white city in the country instead of the third most white. It would be like all white. There is very little integration there. I went to the Quincy Market and never saw so many white people in my life.

    Isn't that the city that puts them all on a reservation called Harlem?

    New York QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau



    Please do. Stop throwing dog poop at the black's houses when they move into the neighborhood, or whatever it is youse guys do.


    So you are prejudice against against Northerners... How is that any different than being prejudice against Aferican Americans?

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