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Old 07-11-2007, 12:36 AM   #21
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A word that THEY made so important in the FIRST PLACE ??

Was this word which originally meant simply the color black in latin not "made important in the FIRST place" by savage, demented, hypocritical, cowardly, muderous, honorless, thieving rapists as a means to belittle and or make less than human (in their unenlightened eyes and minds),......other human beings ?

Yes,...much to the 'dishonor' of the Black community the word was taken and used albeit with an entirely different context than before. And this can be considered foolish.

But at the same time,......let's not forget EXACTLY why this word bears so much signifigance in this nation. (And across the rest of the world as well )
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Old 07-11-2007, 12:39 AM   #22
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While the Italians weren't as oppressed on as large as a level here. I often take "WOP" or "Dego" in stride. No "our word" BS.

The mannerisms of the Italians are funny. I do talk with my hands and I love a slice of pizza or a bowl of gnocchi. The NAACP has created their own monster so they can slay it and be the hero in the end...

That was probably a little harsh... Sorry if its taken that way, but the ENTIRE world needs to lighten up just a bit...
I think you may need to do a little research on why there was a NEED for the NAACP to even have to exist in the first place.
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Old 07-11-2007, 06:57 AM   #23
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This is getting off course. Let me show another example of political correctness run amok. I saw a news show lately where the news anchor (who was black) was calling black French people African-Americans for fear of using some term that wasn't PC. The way words accumulate power they don't deserve is when people go out of their way to assign too much of that power to those words.
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Old 07-11-2007, 07:30 AM   #24
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What's sad is that it's not the common everyday people that have brought light to the hyprocisy of the world's use of words. It is those with some power, whether it be media, political, ethnical, or even theological. It seems those in the position of power want to play nicey nice with everyone and it just doesn't work that way.

Not everyone in the world will get along with everyone else. I'm not saying that this should give a reason for being racist, sexist, or some other kind of bigot but instead that if you aren't in agreement with those around you, don't hang around with them.

What's even sadder is that there have been studies done that show if you take two people who are different in one fashion or another, and put them in a specific boundry that they will work together, have respect for each other, and otherwise live without using derogatory comments towards each other.

While it is unfortunate that there are still people in the world today who think slavery shouldn't have been abolished, it is also unfortunate that individual groups of people continue to use words that they would choose others not to use in describing them.

When individuals forego the NAACP and make a stand for their own self value, then and only then do I believe that we will see a change in how people use words describe others.

Bottom line - We are all God's children. And while I may occassionally be in disagreement with my brother or sister, I love them, respect them, and want to fellowship with them!
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Old 07-11-2007, 07:49 AM   #25
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When is the NAACP going to do away with the word designated by the "C" in their organization's name? Seems to me that is a racist term as well....
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One of the biggest hinderances to genuine liberal causes is the input of the evangelical extreme left.

For example, there is at least one guy on the Muslim Council of Britain who has, in the past, strongly hinted that the Fatwa (death sentence handed down by the Supreme Leader of Iran) issued against Salman Rushdie could somehow be justified and that Rushdie was somehow to blame.

He basically sentenced himself to death by writing a book.

There are members of the extreme left that think the term accident 'black spot' is derogatory to black people.

All this does, is allow those on the conservative right to point at these nut-jobs and condemn the whole liberal movement as head-in-the-clouds nonsense and to keeping on parading their 'average joe' racism as something that is acceptable.
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One of the biggest hinderances to genuine liberal causes is the input of the evangelical extreme left.

For example, there is at least one guy on the Muslim Council of Britain who has, in the past, strongly hinted that the Fatwa (death sentence handed down by the Supreme Leader of Iran) issued against Salman Rushdie could somehow be justified and that Rushdie was somehow to blame.

He basically sentenced himself to death by writing a book.

There are members of the extreme left that think the term accident 'black spot' is derogatory to black people.

All this does, is allow those on the conservative right to point at these nut-jobs and condemn the whole liberal movement as head-in-the-clouds nonsense and to keeping on parading their 'average joe' racism as something that is acceptable.
Regardless of political ties...it is almost ALWAYS the uneducated, who are racist. For instance, I think you will find more racists among redneck liberal Dixie-crats than among religious conservatives.
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You know what I did when I saw footage of this "ceremony?"

I chuckled.

Why? Because they're burying a word that should have been dead and buried long ago. Or, at least it would have been had black folks not created one huge double standard by using the word in a "different context" and try to justify it, then turn around and persecute a white person for using it because it's offensive and racist. I don't give a damn what context it's used in - I don't like the word, it's a disgusting and derogatory word, and it should not be used by anyone, anywhere, at any time. It's amazing, and sad, that it took a pissed off stand-up comic and a shock jock for the NAACP to finally come to that realization and speak out against it.

The media and especially the entertainment industry should also take their fair share of the blame for the double standard taking hold.
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You know what I did when I saw footage of this "ceremony?"

I chuckled.

Why? Because they're burying a word that should have been dead and buried long ago. Or, at least it would have been had black folks not created one huge double standard by using the word in a "different context" and try to justify it, then turn around and persecute a white person for using it because it's offensive and racist. I don't give a damn what context it's used in - I don't like the word, it's a disgusting and derogatory word, and it should not be used by anyone, anywhere, at any time. It's amazing, and sad, that it took a pissed off stand-up comic and a shock jock for the NAACP to finally come to that realization and speak out against it.

The media and especially the entertainment industry should also take their fair share of the blame for the double standard taking hold.
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Regardless of political ties...it is almost ALWAYS the uneducated, who are racist. For instance, I think you will find more racists among redneck liberal Dixie-crats than among religious conservatives.
Well sure, i'd use the term 'ignorant' (in the proper sense) rather than uneducated.

I guess that people with a lack of money, tend have a less varied experience of what life has to offer and are therefore basing their opinions on what others have told them to believe.
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