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#421 Zod

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 09:57 AM

Here's a fun game. Give me a word that lady could have used to describe his race that would not have been pounced on by those eager to be offended.



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 09:58 AM

Why could she not have just referred to him as a young male?

 

I thought race was completely irrelevant in all this, so why even mention his ethnicity?



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 09:59 AM

Zod don't behave like MadHatter please, you are better than this.

 

Sorry, there is a right and a wrong on this issue. That lady tried to use a respectful term to describe the kid and is getting poo from it.

 

It would have been VERY easy to throw out terms that are CLEARLY racist. But she didn't. She used a term that is generally seen as not derogatory at all.

 

Just because you have not heard it, doesn't mean the rest of us have hundreds of time. I grew up in Florida and heard it plenty. It was never derogatory. Not once.



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:01 AM

Why could she not have just referred to him as a young male?

 

I thought race was completely irrelevant in all this, so why even mention his ethnicity?

 

Because she was asked how he appeared? Is race not a part of your appearance?

 

Recognizing someone is of a certain race is not racist. Prejudging someone based on that race is.



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:01 AM

lol no it is not. good lord.

 

 

Show me one group that labels themself "Colored people"

 

I can give you thousands of links where they label themselves "People of Color"

 

You aren't right on this one. Stop.

 

NAACP



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:02 AM

NAACP

 

RACISTS!!!!!

 

OK, show me a group that wasn't founded when Colored People wasn't considered racist. lol



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:03 AM

I AM a creepy ass cracker.



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:07 AM

For all the 20 yr old know it alls, there has been a progression over the years as to what has been acceptable and what has not as far as the black community.

***** used to be acceptable but no longer
Colored person was acceptable as evidenced by the NAACP and the old gentleman still using the term.
African American has not been around forever, look it up.

It is a moving target and the lady tried to be respectful, but a couple of guys who have "worked" with some people of color know better.

Quit going around trying to the offended for everyone else.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:07 AM

where is paul mooney when we need him?



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:08 AM

Really? That term is used on every documentary in the world

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:09 AM

Really? That term is used on every documentary in the world

 

it was a joke. probably the best people to find out if the phrase is offensive is to ask black people. not have a discussion with a bunch of white folks on the internet about it when the phrase has nothing to do with them.



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:10 AM

Here's the rub, Zod. Person of Color was coined, at least as a widespread phrase, during the civil rights era. It was a term used in an attempt to unify ALL minority groups in the struggle for equality. It is NOT a term used to define "black" people. It is NOT a term to be used to as a way to define a person by what they are not....white. People who use "Person of Color" as a label for the black community, are using the term incorrectly, and are applying a racist context to the phrase. 



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:12 AM

LMAO stirs comes in here and casually throws it out like he's been using it all along.

 

Never once seen it used here on this board in all the years. Never.



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:58 AM

Yeah zod shutting down the box for a week would be wise.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 11:05 AM

Here's the rub, Zod. Person of Color was coined, at least as a widespread phrase, during the civil rights era. It was a term used in an attempt to unify ALL minority groups in the struggle for equality. It is NOT a term used to define "black" people. It is NOT a term to be used to as a way to define a person by what they are not....white. People who use "Person of Color" as a label for the black community, are using the term incorrectly, and are applying a racist context to the phrase. 

 

100% incorrect.

 

It was a term meant to replace the term minority. Minority has more of a negative tone than person of color.




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