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Cary Kollins

Philly WR Riley Cooper is a racist

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As a white American male I am deeply offended over the term "cracker". I am a bleeding heart who cares for everyone and to imply that I would beat an African American with a whip is deeply offensive. You might as well just call me a puppy kicker. 

 

No you are not. Now go be dumb in another thread.

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I gotta say living in the deep, deep south, the outrage at this has shocked me. It's not a term I personally care to use, but I hear this routinely every single day. It doesn't even bother a large percentage of blacks down here anymore. I see whites use it to blacks in open buddy-buddy conversation on a daily basis (as a black man would to another black man.) It's become hilariously common, and while that doesn't change that it's wrong (I've always been of the persuasion that it should be a taboo term regardless of your skin color, including blacks) I'm simply shocked at the national outrage at this.

 

I also gotta say... And as much as I hate to take Cooper's defense here after he did something terrible... This doesn't make him a racist. He no doubt of course could be, but I have I hard time believing a guy who played sports all his life and all the way up into the pro level, could secretly hate a group of people he's played alongside his whole life. I think it's way more likely he was being a drunk idiot than some closet racist.

 

I've lived in North Carolina all my life. I'm not exactly sure where you live or who you associate with daily, but I definitely do not hear this word routinely. I certainly do not see whites casually use it towards blacks either.

 

Okay, this is getting ridiculous now http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/news/article-1/Statements-From-Eagles-And-Riley-Cooper/dddc5349-e433-4296-9031-fd62b27f9cd3

 

Come on. Sensitivity training? Seriously?

 

No, what he needs, and what I plan to start a business doing is "modern celebrity" training. These celebrities today don't have the advantages stars had back in the day. You truly have no privacy. Every second of your life is being documented. Every call, every tweet, every conversation, can be captured, shared and scrutinized by the whole world.

 

Even the most private thing you confide in your best friend, they can turn around and sell it to TMZ for some quick cash.

 

You all are telling me you never in your life said anything you would take back? When you were mad? When you were drunk? Maybe not a racial slur, but maybe what you really thought of your boss, what you really said to that waitress when you were on a business trip away from your wife, what you really smoked with your buddies last weekend.

 

He said one word, and he's losing his job over it.  One word. We don't know the context, we don't know anything except he said the n-word. He's now unemployed, in sensitivity training, the most hated man in his city, and with a reputation that's damaged forever. And it's the same word that you can hear 50-100 times on any rap CD, or even in a Louis C.K. comedy routine.

 

Ridiculous.

 

People lose their jobs for saying things of this sort or less all the time. What makes him so much better?

 

Have you actually read up on this? He directed it at a black security guard who wouldn't let him backstage.

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As a side note... It's crazy the power our culture gives to words, isn't it?

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This is fuged up.

I won't be surprised if Cooper is cut at some point.

Maybe we can pick him up.

 

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Honestly I can't believe the absurdity here of anyone claiming his actions do not make him a racist.

 

I am just hoping the individuals making these statements are uninformed of the entirety of the incident.

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I gotta say living in the deep, deep south, the outrage at this has shocked me. It's not a term I personally care to use, but I hear this routinely every single day. It doesn't even bother a large percentage of blacks down here anymore. I see whites use it to blacks in open buddy-buddy conversation on a daily basis (as a black man would to another black man.) It's become hilariously common, and while that doesn't change that it's wrong (I've always been of the persuasion that it should be a taboo term regardless of your skin color, including blacks) I'm simply shocked at the national outrage at this.

 

I also gotta say... And as much as I hate to take Cooper's defense here after he did something terrible... This doesn't make him a racist. He no doubt of course could be, but I have I hard time believing a guy who played sports all his life and all the way up into the pro level, could secretly hate a group of people he's played alongside his whole life. I think it's way more likely he was being a drunk idiot than some closet racist.

And then again, even if he were racist he can't do squat about it. Just a whole lot of gray hairs. The public don't care if one is racist or not. They want those thought to be kept to themselves. It's the "tree falls in forest, no one to hear it, does it make sound" mentality. Which I agree with because no one goes to Cooper's living room to let him how they feel about him, why should we listen to his rant. Quite simple. Just be a closet racist.

 

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Maybe we can pick him up.

Sarcasm? I hope.

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Alright guys, apparently black people are the only ones who are allowed to be offended by a word. I'll make sure to remember that next time.

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Alright guys, apparently black people are the only ones who are allowed to be offended by a word. I'll make sure to remember that next time.

Try not to forget how to breathe or poop given the amount of rememberin' you have to do

Keep on fighting the good fight for our rights. We will reach equality one day

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Alright guys, apparently black people are the only ones who are allowed to be offended by a word. I'll make sure to remember that next time.

White people cry even more when they get insulted because they're not use to it. You make it sound like people are throwing insults at each other everywhere 24/7. Nobody like insults. Nobody. Everybody gets insulted by insults. Nobody spews insults at each other for no reason. No blacks did anything to cooper to deserve the epithet. If he had insulted any other race he would still be in limbo.

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