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To Cam: Just a wee bit of criticism

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can this thread get moved to tinderbox or smack talk, please.

it doesn't really serve any purpose now excpet getting people pissed off and unnecessarily talking about race.

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Son is a derogatory term, and was in fact used in the past by some folks in the south referencing grown black men...to keep them in there place...now do I believe the OP had that intention, no, not at all...but some people are fairly sensitive about the connotation...now that that's cleared up

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You're correct. I don't mean to disrespect Cam in any way. Within the black community, at least, some older males may refer to younger black males as son, young buck, etc. as a term of endearment. Not to be funny, but I am a black man. I also am old enough to be Cam's father. Son may be a derogatory term as used by today's young people, but it is a term of endearment for many people who are around 40 and over. Some people love to take things out of context and run with it.

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Your anger reveals a lot about you. The whole not owed a damn thing leaves no doubt!........

i know it's difficult for you to grasp simple communication, especially when it is direct and to the point.

Believe me, i ain't angry at all. But the one's who are butt hurt over being called son and kid are.

Go back to painting for yourself, cause you are terrible trying to paint others.

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hey did you guys hear that cam was on some local stations today?!

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You're correct. I don't mean to disrespect Cam in any way. Within the black community, at least, some older males may refer to younger black males as son, young buck, etc. as a term of endearment. Not to be funny, but I am a black man. I also am old enough to be Cam's father. Son may be a derogatory term as used by today's young people, but it is a term of endearment for many people who are around 40 and over. Some people love to take things out of context and run with it.

True. Let's all hold hands and sing kumbaya.

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No offense taken. It was just a little criticism. I was just a little surprised is all.

On an off note, I expected that I would receive some flack for the thread from the resident clowns, Internet Guy, and resident A-holes, but I didn't expect the question of racism. In retrospect, maybe I should have. Consequently, I write about different aspects of racism on my site, and have written about Cam Newton and racism.

Google "Cam Newton Warren Moon Chris Nawrocki" and you may be surprised to find an essay of mine as the first result.

Like I said, I have supported Cam as a person from the beginning (even before he was a Panther), and I will continue to do so until he gives me a reason to do otherwise (which I really can't see happening).

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people always gotta complain about something

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This is almost as creepy and disturbing as my PE teacher was in middle school.

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I've never cared for the reference "kid" and certainly not "son" to anyone in professional sports regardless of race. And I'm a socially conservative white guy. It's simply inappropriate.

Now, of course there are some exceptions for guys who are 75 years old and have been in the business forever, but generally it's poor form.

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