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Postby DK » Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:54 pm

People are talking about slavery like it's over....

Slavery, whether legal or not, is in most countries (if not every country) on the planet.

And the difference between "racial" epithets said towards whites and blacks is HUGE. So big that capital letters don't do it justice.

Here's a fun quiz: Who knows when the idea of "race" first showed up in any writing anywhere?
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Postby Art Vandelay » Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:12 pm

I found this to be pretty funny:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dXBC6R_rxk&eurl=

I about lost it when he says "all right, you take the monkey's side."
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Postby Coppermine » Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:38 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:I found this to be pretty funny:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dXBC6R_rxk&eurl=

I about lost it when he says "all right, you take the monkey's side."


Wow, whoever edited that is a genius.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:43 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:I found this to be pretty funny:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dXBC6R_rxk&eurl=

I about lost it when he says "all right, you take the monkey's side."


Depending on who you are this either takes the situation/incident out of proportion, or makes light of the situation. Either way, I don't see the benefit of the 'movie', no matter how funny it was intended to be.
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Postby ThatDude » Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:54 pm

Snakes Gould wrote:
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Snakes Gould wrote:the word cracker doesnt affect white people the way nigger affects black people because of slavery


It doesn't matter if it affects people differently, both are used in the exact same way.

As far as I'm concerned, a black person calling a white person a cracker is absolutely no different than a white person calling a black person a nigger. The intent behind the words is identical, to insult and offend.


i completely disagree...i see exactly what you're saying and if you completely take it out of context, then sure it would work like that...but everyone knows the history behind the word nigger and knows that its going to get a much bigger reaction then just saying cracker or honky...im not saying using cracker or honky is ok, by no means do i mean that, but it doesnt offend me in the least...


Whether honky or cracker offends you, or anyone else, is completely moot.

Every racial slur is equal in my eyes. They are intended to offend, whether they succeed or not is meaningless.

Hate crimes carry stiffer penalties because they are prejudicially motivated. Words like nigger, honky, wetback, gook, fairy, and whatever else you can think of are just a different branch on the same tree.
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Postby Snakes Gould » Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:29 am

wow that video was marvelously edited......
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Postby Art Vandelay » Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:46 am

Omaha Red Sox wrote:Depending on who you are this either takes the situation/incident out of proportion, or makes light of the situation. Either way, I don't see the benefit of the 'movie', no matter how funny it was intended to be.


I don't expect a four-minute clip on the internet to have any "benefit" beyond making me chuckle, which this did. I'm sure not everyone will appreciate it, but that's enough benefit for me.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:20 pm

That video was hilarious. :-b
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:35 pm

If enjoying that video makes me racist then I'm moving to canada. whatever that means.

that was a funny video and wrong in every sense...I wonder what a comedian would say about Kramers outburst. I can see Chapelle makeing fun of it in a playfull way.
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Postby josebach » Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:54 pm

DK wrote:People are talking about slavery like it's over....

Slavery, whether legal or not, is in most countries (if not every country) on the planet.



That's just a little dramatic, don't you think? :-?
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