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Snakes Gould wrote:the word cracker doesnt affect white people the way nigger affects black people because of slavery
ThatDude wrote: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.
Snakes Gould wrote:CadensDad wrote:Snakes Gould wrote:CadensDad wrote:Segregation is still happening.
Ever heard of the United Negro College Fund?
How about many of these black colleges? Fort Valley State? Tuskegee University, Booker T Washington School?
I live in the south born and raised in Alabama I live in Alabama and work just across the line in Georgia.
The word Nigger has NOTHING to do with the color of one's skin. It's a attitude, a appearence, a action or group of actions. I am a white man and have many black freinds. Some of which who often discuss this same issue with me.
In the same token the word Cracker or Honky has nothing to do with the color of ones skin either.
If I call the white kids in my apartment complex a bunch of niggers because they spray paint on the side of buildings, break into peoples cars and throw rocks at windows do they get upset?..... No they dont.
So if I go and call a bunch of black kids Crackers for doing the same stuff do they get upset? No.
The words are just words. It doesnt mean hate or racist. It has nothing to do with color. It has to do with actions.
you're so out of touch with reality. like really, i dont think you understand how society works whatsoever.
Care to explain your thoughts on me or just make random comments?
the word nigger has everything to do with race...if you call a bunch of white kids niggers for spray painting on the wall (maybe not to you) but to society, you are basically saying they are doing "black" things. whether its right or wrong, thats the way most people are going to look at it. the word cracker doesnt affect white people the way nigger affects black people because of slavery. most of the time, i think people are way too overly sensitive about race in america, but comments like you made just seem very ignorant to me. dont take what im saying offensive, and this was the reason why i didnt want to explain myself really, because conversations like this usually get people all worked up....
CadensDad wrote:I'm married to a women who thinks it's fun to argue...
CadensDad wrote:With that being said. Who made the word "nigger" mean black? (I honestly have no clue on this if someone know's where the word started at it'd be great.)
CadensDad wrote:I think as a country we all need to get out of the 1800's and get into the 2000's and relize that was history and the effects are not here anymore except for the effects many people keep coming.
Nigger is a slur term used to refer to dark-skinned peoples, especially people of African ancestry. Although sometimes used by black people themselves (especially those who feel an affinity for hip hop culture) as a somewhat self-deprecating term that is suggestive of familiarity and endearment, the word is most often regarded as offensive.
At the time of the Atlantic slave trade, nigger was a casual English language term for black people. The word later became associated with an overt contempt, a racist assumption of inherent black inferiority, making it extremely pejorative.
The word "honky" as a pejorative for caucasians comes from "bohunk" and "hunky". In the early 1900's, these were derogatory terms for Bohemian, Hungarian, and Polish immigrants. According to Robert Hendrickson, author of the Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins, Black workers in Chicago meat-packing plants picked up the term from white workers and began applying it indiscriminately to all Caucasians.
Honky, was later adopted as a pejorative meaning white, in 1967 by black militants within SNCC seeking a rebuttal for the term nigger. They settled on a familiar word they felt was disparaging to certain Americans of European descent; hunkie meaning an American of Slavic or Hungarian descent.
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