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    Re: Is the "n word" a racist term regardless of the context?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    You are speaking for your personal experience. Not everyone is the same.



    Whether or not you think they are grown up has nothing to do with it. If they mean it as a term of endearment, they mean it as a term of endearment. Your personal opinion of it has no bearing on that.
    Lemme guess, you have a couple black friends, so you know. Am I close?

    If I had a nickel for every forumite that said, "I got black friends, so don't tell me, I know", I could have retired by now.
    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    So there is absolutely no evidence this woman, whom you called a slut, did this but you are ready to take someone's word as evidence. Guess you don't think witch hunts have to end when it's going after the certain people.

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    Re: Is the "n word" a racist term regardless of the context?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Lemme guess, you have a couple black friends, so you know. Am I close?

    If I had a nickel for every forumite that said, "I got black friends, so don't tell me, I know", I could have retired by now.
    I don't have to use the "I have a couple of black friends" line to prove that your personal experience doesn't bespeak of everyone else's personal experience. Just because you think people who use it as a term of endearment need to "grow up" doesn't change the fact that they are using it as a term of endearment, which already proves your assertion as incorrect. It's correct for you because that is your opinion and that's fine. Once again, you fail to understand the difference between fact and opinion.

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    Re: Is the "n word" a racist term regardless of the context?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    I don't have to use the "I have a couple of black friends" line to prove that your personal experience doesn't bespeak of everyone else's personal experience. Just because you think people who use it as a term of endearment need to "grow up" doesn't change the fact that they are using it as a term of endearment, which already proves your assertion as incorrect. It's correct for you because that is your opinion and that's fine. Once again, you fail to understand the difference between fact and opinion.
    Your personal, uninformed opinion doesn't make facts, either. Because, at the end of the day, that's all it is. No matter how much more you think you know than anyone else.
    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    So there is absolutely no evidence this woman, whom you called a slut, did this but you are ready to take someone's word as evidence. Guess you don't think witch hunts have to end when it's going after the certain people.

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    Re: Is the "n word" a racist term regardless of the context?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Your personal, uninformed opinion doesn't make facts, either. Because, at the end of the day, that's all it is. No matter how much more you think you know than anyone else.


    I'm not speaking from my personal experience and expressing it as fact. You've already acknowledged the possibility that some people use it as a term of endearment when you said that anyone who does so has some serious growing up to do. You've already proven yourself wrong. Seriously, how are you not comprehending this?

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    Re: Is the "n word" a racist term regardless of the context?

    Truthfully, Patrick, I don't think there is any "good" use of this word, even when the intentions are friendly.

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    Re: Is the "n word" a racist term regardless of the context?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Truthfully, Patrick, I don't think there is any "good" use of this word, even when the intentions are friendly.
    Which is your opinion, and that's fine. I respectfully disagree, simply because people are different and have different views of the word.

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    shocked2 Re: Is the "n word" a racist term regardless of the context?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    I just want to see how many people think that the "n word" is inherently a racist term, or if it is more complicated than that. I personally think that context is important regardless of what the offensive term is. I wouldn't consider a person racist for using the term regardless of the context. Context is incredibly important. What does everyone else think?
    I voted no,...

    However, I view the word itself to be racially loaded and so I do try to avoid using it.

    Still,.. I have and I continue to use it when I get mad enough at someone. Oddly enough,.. nine times out of ten,.. that "someone" is something other than black.

    I'm no more proud of using the word than I am of my temper. But the truth is the truth.

    Last edited by Chuz Life; 03-09-10 at 05:12 PM.

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    Re: Is the "n word" a racist term regardless of the context?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuz Life View Post
    I voted no,...

    However, I view the word itself to be racially loaded and so I do try to avoid using it.
    I agree that it's racially loaded. The word does have a very bad history and there's nothing that can be changed about that. Nothing will change the fact that people have and continue to use it in a racist/derogatory sense.

    Still,.. I have and continue to use it when I get mad enough at someone. Oddly enough,.. nine times out of ten,.. that "someone" is something other than black.
    The only time I've ever used the term was to reference something that someone said, the title of something, etc.

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    Re: Is the "n word" a racist term regardless of the context?

    No, regardless of context when a liberal democrat such as Robert C Byrd uses it, it is not racist. Never mind the fact that Byrd is the Senate's only Klansman, it's not racist when Byrd uses it. Never mind the fact that Byrd led the Democrats' filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it's not racist when Byrd uses it.

    Democrats can't be racist, not even Democrats that spend two full decades listening, by personal choice, to a hate-mongering preacher condeming white folks.

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    Re: Is the "n word" a racist term regardless of the context?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    No, regardless of context when a liberal democrat such as Robert C Byrd uses it, it is not racist. Never mind the fact that Byrd is the Senate's only Klansman, it's not racist when Byrd uses it. Never mind the fact that Byrd led the Democrats' filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it's not racist when Byrd uses it.

    Democrats can't be racist, not even Democrats that spend two full decades listening, by personal choice, to a hate-mongering preacher condeming white folks.
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