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racist vs anti-racist
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Posted 5/30/09
I rather be anti-racist than racist.
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weeknight wrote:

I have a question, now the question I am going to ask is not meant to offend anyone, that is not the purpose, I only want an opinion. now,
if a black person calls another black person the N word, does that make him a racist? if not, why is it when a white person says it, it automatically makes the white person one?


I believe many African Americans feel really uncomfortable being called that by a white person due to how they were treated in the past. It is just one of those things that you cannot say if your not that race. Now for some reason it is acceptable for latinoes to use it and they also call themselves that as well. Maybe they are a minority with the blacks and they dont have much bad history with them. Me personally dont like being called that by a person who is white but wouldnt mind if a black person does it.

Now the white person who says it probably isnt trying to be racist but trying to use the slang as he hears it. So no he is not racist but in order to preserve the calm it would be wise if he doesnt use it at all because some blacks will get offended. Also it depends on the white person says it if he adds the "er" at the end yes thats racist. If he adds the "ga" at the end he is using it in slang the rest of the Afro Americans.

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When I read the title i though you'd say something very different to what you did. You have a good point though. Hate is hate at the end of the day.

But I thought you were going to say about how some countries governments, (in particular the UK) bend over backwards to support ethnic minorities while they just don't give a shit about white people... that's racist in itself and completely defies the point.
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drizza wrote:
I believe many African Americans feel really uncomfortable being called that by a white person due to how they were treated in the past. It is just one of those things that you cannot say if your not that race. Now for some reason it is acceptable for latinoes to use it and they also call themselves that as well. Maybe they are a minority with the blacks and they dont have much bad history with them. Me personally dont like being called that by a person who is white but wouldnt mind if a black person does it.


The idea that our forefathers (I'm assuming you're black too) worked hard to gain equal rights for us, and now we're denying other people their right to say certain things, doesn't bother you? The fact that the color of a person's skin determines what they can and can't say doesn't bother you? Is the word really that offensive if you know that the person is using it in a friendly way instead of trying to insult/harass you?
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Posted 6/1/09

Cuddlebuns wrote:


drizza wrote:
I believe many African Americans feel really uncomfortable being called that by a white person due to how they were treated in the past. It is just one of those things that you cannot say if your not that race. Now for some reason it is acceptable for latinoes to use it and they also call themselves that as well. Maybe they are a minority with the blacks and they dont have much bad history with them. Me personally dont like being called that by a person who is white but wouldnt mind if a black person does it.


The idea that our forefathers (I'm assuming you're black too) worked hard to gain equal rights for us, and now we're denying other people their right to say certain things, doesn't bother you? The fact that the color of a person's skin determines what they can and can't say doesn't bother you? Is the word really that offensive if you know that the person is using it in a friendly way instead of trying to insult/harass you?


Well trust me you wouldnt see me giong Al Sharpton style on a white person for calling me that. I have been called that by a white person he was just trying to be cool with me and I understood. It just doesnt feel right when they do it, it is something that just cant be explained. I know when it is used to be an insult which it hasnt to my face but on the internet a lot. They have a free right to say whatever they want but somethings are offensive and they need to be prepared because some blacks wont tolerate being called that by someone outside their race. This is understandable seeing how they were treated in the past. Would I like the word to be wiped out? Yes of course but now many of us use it for slang and many other races are now starting to call themselves that. Lol I even know some whites who call themselves that.
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Posted 6/1/09
the difference is simple, racists don't take kindly to other races and anti racists don't take kindly to people not taking kindly lol
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