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The Use of the "N" Word

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i don't know about white paranoia man. although that would make for a cool punk band name.

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If Cooper actually said it to the guards face, through the fence, then he is up their on the racist scale. And, he should on his own, with no media present, seek out the guys he disparaged and apologize profusely to them in person for his moronic actions.

If however, they told him no, walked away, and then out of their hearing, said what he said, then he is still a moron, but was mostly trying to impress his equally moronic friends. He should then contact the group of guards and apologize to the collective group. Again, without the media.

This is the true test of how "disgusted" he is with himself.

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When did friends become black friends? Why the need for adjectives...seems pointless.

 

I have friends.

 

irl I never say my black friend, my hispanic friend, my asian friend, my gay friend.

 

on a message board it is different when you are trying to prove a point. regardless of how others may view you for saying so on this board.

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irl I never say my black friend, my hispanic friend, my asian friend, my gay friend.

on a message board it is different when you are trying to prove a point. regardless of how others may view you for saying so on this board.

if there is a term for your argument, then your argument is moot per tinderbox etiquette

Notable examples: black friends, JAQing off

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These race conversations are pretty ignorant. God forbid anyone discuss something constructive for a change.

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There's been like 7 threads the past month with the same posters posting the same things with nothing changing at all. Lol

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if there is a term for your argument, then your argument is moot per tinderbox etiquette

Notable examples: black friends, JAQing off

 

it's purely anecdotal bullshit, and i don't want people to think that by specifying that they have a "black friend" then they have some sort of cover for their worthless argument. if posters can't make a coherent point without bringing up the race of their friend, i am going to mock them.

 

interestingly, "i have a black friend" tends to pop up the moment, or immediately after, someone says something ignorant as hell about black people. you're giving the people who employ that strategy a lot of credit by calling it "an argument" at all.

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These race conversations are pretty ignorant. God forbid anyone discuss something constructive for a change.

 

yeah i know

 

why do we waste our time talking about non-constructive things like race relations in america when we could be talking about something constructive for a change such as the bilderberg group's plan to load us all up onto spaceships and ship us to nibiru

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If you aren't white you shouldn't be able to say cracker at all. That is our word. Seems fair to me.

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yeah i know

 

why do we waste our time talking about non-constructive things like race relations in america when we could be talking about something constructive for a change such as the bilderberg group's plan to load us all up onto spaceships and ship us to nibiru

 

Saw that response coming from a mile away.

I noted the unconstructive nature of these threads because in more cases than not, it seems they're used as platform for some to act holier than thou. The bottom line however to all of this, is that we can only blame ourselves if we let the ignorance and hate of someone else effect us. These words are just that...words. It is unbeknownst to me why anyone would let a spiteful individual with a foul mouth and deep underlining personal issues, govern their reality and the correlating view of themselves/others. In these situations, all you can do is recognize this for what it is, and choose to not let them own you. This is the only way to handle such rhetoric. Individuals playing the victim card can only expect perpetual distraught, which should be especially evident considering there will [unfortunately] always be hate-filled people on this planet. Even if you get rid of the word's useage, it still doesn't solve the underlining problem. Because of this, the only road is to ignore these people and understand that they are only using that language because they are unhappy with themselves. Hate in all of its forms will never go away. All you have to do is choose not to let such negativity have domain over you.

 

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you honestly can't understand why an oppressed minority reacts negatively to a slur that's been used to dehumanize them since their ancestors were literally slaves?

 

what is it like to be so detached from reality?

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you honestly can't understand why an oppressed minority reacts negatively to a slur that's been used to dehumanize them since their ancestors were literally slaves?

 

what is it like to be so detached from reality?

 

Of course I can understand that line of rationale, i'm not a moron. What I don't understand however, is why anyone would let a toxic individual have such control over their emotions and context of reality. This topic is a losing battle because it is filled with hypocrisy and underlined with hate. I don't know how else I can simplify my point any further. Whether or not someone gets upset over what someone else says, is on them in the end. You and only you, have the power to control your experience. If you put your experience in the hands of someone else, you are disempowering yourself, while also placing yourself in the victim category. Living with a victim state of mind will only ever perpetually result in itself. As weird as it sounds though, and for whatever reason it is, there are those out there who actually find enjoyment in drama, negative interaction, and a glass-half-empty framework behind their experience on this planet. These types are the underlining problem to the entire shebang. Even if they refrain from using racial slurs, they're still no better than those who do use them. Being that we decided earlier that hate in all its forms will always exist, the only option at this point is to ignore it and not give its messengers the satisfaction of knowing they were able to get to you, which afterall was the point behind their choice of words in the first place. When that happens, they win every time.

 

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