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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by aaronssongs View Post
    I am loving this ignore feature...ahh, peace and tranquility.


    can't put staff on ignore chuckles....



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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by aaronssongs View Post
    Notice its always underachieving "white males" that always go off on AA.
    Then some of them have the nerve to cite "reverse discrimination". It ain't discrimination when all roads lead to you. Heck, they are just being asked to share a piece of the pie, and get panties in a wad for the asking. They, collectively, have no intention in sharing any parts of the pie...so, we have AA to balance things out. And contrary to popular belief, AA insures that "qualified" applicants get consideration, and not the lie that "substandard" or unqualified applicants "get the nod". That's always the mantra they throw out...I never heard such whining, and pity parties. "Woe is us..the negroes are taking jobs( and college positions) which rightfully belong to us....even though we're ordinary, and barely graduated from high school, scored less than 700 on the SAT, but because we built this country, with our sweat and bare hands, we deserve our front place in line....cuz we're white and right".
    Bull hockey. That is the myth folks like myself and others are trying to destroy. Try competing on a level playing field, and see how many get through. There are a whole lot of blacks smarter than a whole lot of whites. It's genetics, and biology. Breathe.

    and you thought I was a racist for using "niggardly" and Lerxst for using "nigger" in a non racist context...


    These to bolded portions of your post, denotes who the actual racist seems to be. .



    I tend to take the mlk version of life. Content of thier character, not the color of thier skin.


    You seem to be the other way around.


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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    and you thought I was a racist for using "niggardly" and Lerxst for using "nigger" in a non racist context...


    These to bolded portions of your post, denotes who the actual racist seems to be. .



    I tend to take the mlk version of life. Content of thier character, not the color of thier skin.


    You seem to be the other way around.
    I think that's called self-pwnage. He couldn't have shot himself more squarely in the foot if he had taken aim point blank.

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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I think that's called self-pwnage. He couldn't have shot himself more squarely in the foot if he had taken aim point blank.
    That's right up there with the DEA agent who shot himself speaking to some kids about gun safety.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by aaronssongs View Post
    I'm just playing the game like it's being played here. You all made the rules...now you have a problem, that the tables have been turned. Isn't that always the case.
    What are you talking about? What rules? I thought we were just having a civil discussion here.

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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by dclxvinoise View Post
    What are you talking about? What rules? I thought we were just having a civil discussion here.
    It's impossible to have a civil discussion here. I'm afraid few here would know what that looks like.
    Civil? Racists calling those pointing it out, racists. There's a laugh for you.
    Coon? N-word? Niggardly? It's not even code. It's bald-faced racism. And good ol' boys, slapping each other on the back, talking about how good they done.
    LOL. "Another notch on my stick, Zeke. How 'bout you Bubba? You good? Hehehe"

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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by aaronssongs View Post
    Coon? N-word? Niggardly? It's not even code. It's bald-faced racism.
    You forgot Cracker and honkey. I used those ones.

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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    You forgot Cracker and honkey. I used those ones.
    Yeah, but I didn't.

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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by aaronssongs View Post
    It's impossible to have a civil discussion here. I'm afraid few here would know what that looks like.
    Civil? Racists calling those pointing it out, racists. There's a laugh for you.
    Coon? N-word? Niggardly? It's not even code. It's bald-faced racism.
    Who called who the n-word, coon...? And how is niggardly racist?

    And good ol' boys, slapping each other on the back, talking about how good they done.
    LOL. "Another notch on my stick, Zeke. How 'bout you Bubba? You good? Hehehe"
    And further...how is that not about as bigoted as one can get? Oh, it's not bigoted because it is against white people and coming from a black gay man.
    Last edited by jallman; 05-15-09 at 06:25 PM.

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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by aaronssongs View Post
    It's impossible to have a civil discussion here. I'm afraid few here would know what that looks like.
    Personally, I thought it was quite civil until you accused Lerxst and others of racism for using racist terms in a non-derogatory context. I realize that we have disagreements in these areas, but it would be nice to keep some semblance of civility here.

    Civil? Racists calling those pointing it out, racists. There's a laugh for you.
    Personally I don't think you are racist, but your stereotypical views about white people can certainly be deemed as offensive. And it does appear a bit hypocritical that you are okay with that, but not okay with people using racist terms in a non-derogatory sense and purely as a reference point.

    Coon? N-word? Niggardly? It's not even code. It's bald-faced racism. And good ol' boys, slapping each other on the back, talking about how good they done.
    LOL. "Another notch on my stick, Zeke. How 'bout you Bubba? You good? Hehehe"
    Admittedly some people have been using terms like these to get under your skin specifically because they feel that you are being hypocritical. I think that is the only purpose to them using these words. I don't think that they are aimed at disparaging an entire race of people. And I understand why you get upset about it, I just don't understand why you would use this to justify using stereotypes yourself. How are you the better person in this scenario?

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