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  • I'm highly offended by the phrase!

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  • It's an insensitive choice of words

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  • It depends entirely on the context

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  • As long as it's not refering to real Jews

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  • It's just an old expression that perfectly expresses its meaning!

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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    What I am saying is that because it's personal to him, it has more sting. That was his initial remark. It makes sense to me.
    Of course, I understand that.

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    Everyone's perception is different. He didn't say that other groups' offensive terms weren't as valid.
    He said that other groups' offensive terms were "laughable."

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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    Of course, I understand that.
    No you don't.

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    He said that other groups' offensive terms were "laughable."
    If you did understand you would have seen the whole statement in context and not just the first sentence...

    "I mean "red neck" "chink" "wet back" etc for the other races are just laughable. Makes them no less derogatory, but again they don't have the same sting."

    Now if you take into account I am speaking abour ME personally, you would have at the time understood.
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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    He said that other groups' offensive terms were "laughable."
    To his perception, given what he has been exposed to in his life, perhaps they are. I'm not real familiar with the racism that Asians have to deal with. There aren't enough Native Americans around to make enough noise about the racism they deal with. I don't know any gypsies. I have heard in the past that it is disrespectful to refer to Jewish people as "Jews", I guess it's like "Japs" upset some Japanese. I just try to not be boorish or obnoxious when it comes to race. It's counterproductive. It's like when people don't give the same respect to the Church of Scientology as they do to Christianity.

    Calling a white person a honky/cracker just isn't the same.
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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    "I mean "red neck" "chink" "wet back" etc for the other races are just laughable. Makes them no less derogatory, but again they don't have the same sting."

    Now if you take into account I am speaking abour ME personally, you would have at the time understood.
    Very good, then. I understand your position.

    Can you understand that other people might feel "the same sting" when confronted with similar racial slurs? And if so, how can any such slur be acceptable - whether or not it carries the same sting for you?

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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    Very good, then. I understand your position.
    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    Can you understand that other people might feel "the same sting" when confronted with similar racial slurs? And if so, how can any such slur be acceptable - whether or not it carries the same sting for you?
    And here we go again. You still don't get it.

    Listen, I don't need a white person explaining to me (a black man) about racism, or how it feels in a condescending manor. OK?
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Listen, I don't need a white person explaining to me (a black man) about racism
    I am a "white" woman and have felt "the sting" of ethnic slurs my entire life. Don't think you have some sort of lock on such things because you're black.

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    or how it feels in a condescending manor. OK?
    I know how it feels. However, I apologize if you took my questions as condescension - that certainly was not my intent.

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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    I am a "white" woman and have felt "the sting" of ethnic slurs my entire life.
    Got called "red neck" one to many times? Maybe a "honky?"

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    Don't think you have some sort of lock on such things because you're black.
    Oh no you didn't.

    I tell you what. As soon as someone crosses the street rather than walk near you because they are afraid you are going to mug them. Or a little girl no more than 5 yells get of my yard nigger, you come see me.

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    I know how it feels.
    No you don't.

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    However, I apologize if you took my questions as condescension - that certainly was not my intent.
    Apology accepted.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    Dog why did you not find "mulatto" as offensive as I did, especially when it was used by an obvious racist here?

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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    Dog why did you not find "mulatto" as offensive as I did, especially when it was used by an obvious racist here?
    I don't find the term offensive. I don't find the word Negro offensive either.

    I mean I am technically a Mulatto. So why would I be offended by it? It's not derogatory in and of itself. It means nothing more than a person of mixed black and white heritage.

    It did make me angry when people tried to use that term to say Obama was not black. We all know in this country what you look like is what you are.

    I mean their was plenty to attack Obama about without making his ethnic background an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: What do you think of the phrase "He jewed me down"?

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    If it is a joke why do you do it behind closed doors?
    Uhh for the same reason that people don't tell dirty jokes at church? Because others might be offended?

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    What exactly about being derogatory about others do you find funny?
    What ISN'T funny about being derogatory about others?
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