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Is It Rational To Assume People Who Use The Word Faggot Or Nigger To Be Racist?
Posted 1/7/16 , edited 1/7/16
I believe that 50% of the time, these words are used in a hateful context. What about you? I noticed quite a few forumers use it. I got confused by their intent and accused them of being bigoted against said people, but once they explained it, I guess it wouldn't technically be bigoted to use it, although ignoring history and social nuances. For example, they refer to faggots as people who excessively act steotypically gay. What about you? Do you think it is rational to assume said people are bigoted for using said word?
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Dont know
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They're bigots and hypocritical trash, so they're fair game.
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No because faggot is generally used towards homosexuals and nigger is essentially a more intense word for idiot.
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How is "faggot" racism exactly?



I mean, it's a derogatory word, certainly, but uh--I wouldn't, per se, call it racist.
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PrinceJudar wrote:

How is "faggot" racism exactly?



I mean, it's a derogatory word, certainly, but uh--I wouldn't, per se, call it racist.


I checked my wording, and I don't see where I said the word racist?


Edit: Oh, title.


I guess subconsciously after what you said I wanted to avoid the word bigot, but I gave up part way.
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XxDarkSasuxX wrote:

No because faggot is generally used towards homosexuals and nigger is essentially a more intense word for idiot.


I can't even .. you just made yourself a mark mein friend. *gets tf out of the way*
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lunarxx wrote:


XxDarkSasuxX wrote:

No because faggot is generally used towards homosexuals and nigger is essentially a more intense word for idiot.


I can't even .. you just made yourself a mark mein friend. *gets tf out of the way*

Um, okay?
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Ditto, faggot isn't racist one bit. It often reeks of bigotry, but it's also thrown around freely by teenage boys with no real ill intent.
Posted 1/7/16
Some of the worst words in the English language are homophobic and racial slurs, they bring to mind the reality of a dark history, segregation, the kkk, nazis , on and on.. Why do we need them, for dramatic effect? There are so many other words to describe a person of color or homosexual orientation that are less denigrating. Plus it makes the user look crude and unrefined from the hills or the ghetto .
Posted 1/7/16

XxDarkSasuxX wrote:


lunarxx wrote:


XxDarkSasuxX wrote:

No because faggot is generally used towards homosexuals and nigger is essentially a more intense word for idiot.


I can't even .. you just made yourself a mark mein friend. *gets tf out of the way*

Um, okay?


They can be, but think about who can use the word in a brotherly way and you see why they should go out of use/
Posted 1/7/16
It seems to be a trigger word mostly. It's basically saying "I'm going to trigger you with this word although I'm clearly not racist." If you didn't want to be seen as racist, than I don't think you should use that word in my opinion.
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With good reason I might add. People have made it that way..
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I never use either word to seriously offend someone. I'm neither racist nor homophobic.
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I'm triggered.

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