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Please quote me where I said it was racist. Also you didn't answer my question.

to compare those statements without context is bullsh*t. To say that white existence in this country is historically the same as minority existence in this country is bullsh*t, therefor you must apply different gauges to what can be deemed racist. Sorry, i know it doesn't seem fair, but it's true. you can't address subjective judgments on statements without allowing for context and background.

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Racist bastard

I can't help it if I love me some fried chicken.

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was anyone offended?

I thought it was uneccesary for the occasion to say "and when white will embrace what is right." That is lumping me in with all other white people saying that white's don't currently embrace what is right. Anyway my point is that if a white man had said something similar, be it "from his time period" or whatever, people would be offended and there wouldn't be an excuse like that for him.

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Please quote me where I said it was racist. Also you didn't answer my question.

Sorry you said offensive in the arena of race, usually means racist,

uh yeah just like how all the white people on this board are getting flustered.

But then we would have to explain to black folks that it is only percieved as racist, but in America there isn't any racism directed at whites. (sarcasm)

Look i'm not playing devil's advocate or anything, i'm just telling my wife who is black has heard the saying before and it's not a racist intent, if some old white dude got up there and said something like that that's relative to white culture i'm pretty sure some people would throw up the offensive flag i'm just being straight forward.

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to compare those statements without context is bullsh*t. To say that white existence in this country is historically the same as minority existence in this country is bullsh*t, therefor you must apply different gauges to what can be deemed racist. Sorry, i know it doesn't seem fair, but it's true. you can't address subjective judgments on statements without allowing for context and background.

What?

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At some point in life aren't we all offended?

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There was a smelly guy on the bus yesterday, and I was definitely offended.

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There was a smelly guy on the bus yesterday, and I was definitely offended.

You riding the bus offends me, bastard!

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My bus could flatten your Sequoia.

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Sorry you said offensive in the arena of race, usually means racist,

uh yeah just like how all the white people on this board are getting flustered.

But then we would have to explain to black folks that it is only percieved as racist, but in America there isn't any racism directed at whites. (sarcasm)

Look i'm not playing devil's advocate or anything, i'm just telling my wife who is black has heard the saying before and it's not a racist intent, if some old white dude got up there and said something like that that's relative to white culture i'm pretty sure some people would throw up the offensive flag i'm just being straight forward.

I'm not flustered... I don't know this reverend guy forom Adam and to be honest, I don't think he said this to be racist or offensive, but I do think that it was a dumb thing to include in a benediction in front of the entire country on a day like that.

At some point in life aren't we all offended?

Absolutely, and some more than others.

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At least he didn't say "For white to get a blight"

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My bus could flatten your Sequoia.

My truck is faster than your public trans.

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