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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    I didn't grow up in America but I always end up raising eyebrows because I don't know what is consider offensive and racist. I can see this upsetting people but not the New Yorker cartoon, congress was behind the stimulus bill, not Obama.

    Anyway here is a fun story. I was talking to my black neighbor, I'm white, we live at the edge of the woods and I tell her, "Hey, I left my light on last night and there was at least 10 'coons (racoons) rumbling over the bread I throw out there last night."

    Coons is a derogatory term for blacks and I did not know that. Heh, She was very nice about it too by the way.
    My English is not always perfect, so please, try not to go nuts as I lack infallible grammar and spelling.

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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by ladilala View Post
    I didn't grow up in America but I always end up raising eyebrows because I don't know what is consider offensive and racist. I can see this upsetting people but not the New Yorker cartoon, congress was behind the stimulus bill, not Obama.

    Anyway here is a fun story. I was talking to my black neighbor, I'm white, we live at the edge of the woods and I tell her, "Hey, I left my light on last night and there was at least 10 'coons (racoons) rumbling over the bread I throw out there last night."

    Coons is a derogatory term for blacks and I did not know that. Heh, She was very nice about it too by the way.
    I use " 'coon" all the time. Got photo of five or six 'coons' in the tree in front of my house looking down at me.

    If the negros....er blacks want to think I mean them when I'm talking about cute bandit masked animals, they're the ones with the problem, not me. I'm not obligated to alter my mode of speech to make them happy.

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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
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    Racist or not?
    Not racist at all.

    I think people are sensitive on both sides and it does go OTT sometimes.

    As we all have a common ancestor with these animals, i would hardly use it to demean.

    Besides, apes and monkeys are extraordinary, orangutans in particular are so beautiful and clever.

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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by faminedynasty View Post
    It is indeed.
    And as for the thread as a whole, look everybody: I’m as much for a race-less society as any of you. Race is more or less a fiction used to divide people. But to pretend that racism is dead, or even to pretend that institutionalized racism is dead is not only ludicrous, but dangerous. It’s akin to celebrating the eradication of small pox before the job is done.
    From racial profiling by police, to the insane incarceration rates of black men, to harsher sentences for the same crimes, to the racists you describe as “Joe” being very politically active, to things as simple as the drastic steps homeowners associations take to keep the neighborhood “desirable,” institutionalized racism is alive and well in America. I wish it weren’t so.

    Ah-HA! The EEEEEVILLLLE bugaboo "racial profiling by police"! Oh, MIGOD! What are we going to do! The cops can't be allowed to look for criminals that match the description, they have to suspect EVERYONE. You ladies....better watch out...there's a rapist in the neighborhood....and the cops have to arrest and interrogate as many women as men, or they'd be "profiling".

    Can't have that.

    Sorry, folks. Racial profiling is a necessary and essential tool of police work. It's damn stupid to say it's not.

    Making pregnant white women drink their own breast milk or throw it away because some muslim male terrorist brought a bottle of what might have been an explosive precursor on an airplane? Gimme a break.

    Everyone has to go through a full body cavity search (wtf do ya think those metal detectors are for?) and full luggage search before boarding an airplane...when the statistics say the problem is "middle-eastern males between the ages of 15 and 40?" ...so 80 year old ladies are singled out "randomly" for searches?

    I think you people need to take a LONG hard look at the Second Amendment. It's quite plain, isn't it?

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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by ladilala View Post
    I didn't grow up in America but I always end up raising eyebrows because I don't know what is consider offensive and racist. I can see this upsetting people but not the New Yorker cartoon, congress was behind the stimulus bill, not Obama.

    Anyway here is a fun story. I was talking to my black neighbor, I'm white, we live at the edge of the woods and I tell her, "Hey, I left my light on last night and there was at least 10 'coons (racoons) rumbling over the bread I throw out there last night."

    Coons is a derogatory term for blacks and I did not know that. Heh, She was very nice about it too by the way.
    I had a similar experience when I called the neighbor's kid a little yard ape. We used to hear kids referred to that way all the time. I had no idea that out here on the West Coast, it was a derogatory term for black person.

    Their mom just thought it was funny. She has taken to calling them that now too.

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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by ladilala View Post
    Coons is a derogatory term for blacks and I did not know that. Heh, She was very nice about it too by the way.
    Lol, i have never heard of 'coon' before, is it that offensive to blacks?

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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    I am sure he did, he still viewed her racist behavior as "typical of white people" as though he was excusing it because we are such racists.
    He loved his grandmother.

    That's why he threw her under the bus so many times.

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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Lol, i have never heard of 'coon' before, is it that offensive to blacks?
    Depends on how weak the black guy's ego is or what he thinks he can sue you for.

    I grew up with black men coming to my who worked on a driveway paving crew with my old man. Every so-called "derogatory" you think you know for black people...they used all the time on each other.

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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Every so-called "derogatory" you think you know for black people...they used all the time on each other.
    Well, i can't say i'm surprised over that. I use alot of terms on my black friends all the time and vice versa.

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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Lol, i have never heard of 'coon' before, is it that offensive to blacks?
    I don't know if it is offensive to blacks, but it is a derogatory term used by racists against blacks in the past.

    Apparently there used to be a type of minstrel show that had coon songs.
    Coon song - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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