You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #7: Is 'buckwheat' always racist? [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
bigworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-12-07 06:50 PM
Response to Original message
7. Is 'buckwheat' always racist?
I know several older (white) people who use it regularly toward younger (white) people as a term of endearment, sort of like "whipper snapper."

I wouldn't think, given the circumstance, she meant it any other way.

And I would hope that the NAACP looks at her entire record before calling her out on the usage of this term.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
  -La. Pol's 'Buckwheat' Remark Sparks Ire Newsjock  Nov-12-07 05:02 PM   #0 
  - "I made an insensitive comment, and I regret my choice of words," ?????  seriousstan   Nov-12-07 05:14 PM   #1 
  - Whew at least she didn't call her a nappy headed HO !!!  humbled_opinion   Nov-12-07 09:29 PM   #13 
  - Buckwheat?  XemaSab   Nov-12-07 05:26 PM   #2 
  - stupid!!! stupid!!! stupid!!!  zbdent   Nov-12-07 05:52 PM   #3 
  - Yup shes dumb if not atleast a closet racist. NT  cstanleytech   Nov-12-07 06:03 PM   #5 
  - What an idiot!  kimmylavin   Nov-12-07 06:03 PM   #4 
  - LA has a lot of Republicans pretending to be Democrats (Nagin comes to mind). Is Dartez another? nt  skipos   Nov-12-07 06:08 PM   #6 
  - Is 'buckwheat' always racist?  bigworld   Nov-12-07 06:50 PM   #7 
  - I think it's ok for pancakes  daleo   Nov-12-07 08:32 PM   #11 
  - Depends on the useage, maybe she was joking but I really doubt it.  cstanleytech   Nov-12-07 09:26 PM   #12 
  - Dartez is trash -- she also drove drunk, and her husband employs illegal aliens...  NorthernSpy   Nov-12-07 07:17 PM   #8 
  - Buckwheat? That woman is bad for the dem image.  superconnected   Nov-12-07 07:18 PM   #9 
  - She only gets off the hook if Boykin says "Dats O-tay".  Dr.Phool   Nov-12-07 08:13 PM   #10 

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC