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billbuckhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-26-07 09:06 PM
Response to Reply #73
77. One man's "gangbanger" is another's righteous gun owning patriot
It seems the best answer is far less guns everywhere like the advanced nations have.
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  -Is the term "gangbanger" racist? billbuckhead  Mar-24-07 10:07 PM   #0 
  - Wide number of uses according to the Urban Dictionary  whistle   Mar-24-07 10:12 PM   #1 
  - Name one famous white "gangbanger"?  billbuckhead   Mar-24-07 10:13 PM   #3 
  - "Vanilla Ice?"  MnFats   Mar-24-07 10:16 PM   #11 
  - I told the world I was stabbed in the butt...  D__S   Mar-24-07 10:31 PM   #15 
  - The aryan brotherhood, the nazi lowriders.  muntrv   Mar-24-07 10:47 PM   #19 
  - George W. Bush  downstairsparts   Mar-25-07 01:17 PM   #55 
     - No - Laura Bush. Remember?  Clark2008   Mar-25-07 05:35 PM   #63 
  - In one of Woodruff's books  ocdem   Mar-24-07 10:34 PM   #17 
     - Exactly, we go to great lengths to call white gang members other names  billbuckhead   Mar-25-07 09:59 AM   #46 
  - Does it matter? nt  valerief   Mar-24-07 10:12 PM   #2 
  - what?  kaffiria   Mar-24-07 10:13 PM   #4 
  - Don't ask me. I didn't post the OP. nt  valerief   Mar-24-07 10:15 PM   #10 
  - A "gang-banger," or simply "banger," is a common term for gang members.  TheWraith   Mar-24-07 10:34 PM   #18 
  - It's racist spin, so it does matter  billbuckhead   Mar-24-07 10:14 PM   #8 
     - If you think it's racist, why are you asking if it's racist? nt  valerief   Mar-24-07 10:16 PM   #12 
  - Context is EVERYTHING.  MADem   Mar-24-07 10:14 PM   #5 
  - The sexual connotation is my first thought.  Forkboy   Mar-24-07 10:14 PM   #6 
  - Yeah mine too.  bushwentawol   Mar-24-07 10:59 PM   #23 
  - You sick bastard!  Forkboy   Mar-24-07 11:05 PM   #25 
     - That's me!  bushwentawol   Mar-25-07 12:01 AM   #38 
  - Heh, mine too n/t  Kelly Rupert   Mar-25-07 05:37 PM   #64 
  - no, it's sexist.  IanBean   Mar-24-07 10:14 PM   #7 
  - It's the bang of their guns  billbuckhead   Mar-24-07 10:15 PM   #9 
  - With All Due Respect, The Only Racism That Came To Mind Was Your Interpretation Of The Word.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Mar-24-07 10:27 PM   #13 
  - It's not a gang... it's a club.  D__S   Mar-24-07 10:27 PM   #14 
  - Well, if you'd just posted the poll without the accompanying post, I'd have answered one way.  BleedingHeartPatriot   Mar-24-07 10:33 PM   #16 
  - well  kaffiria   Mar-24-07 10:51 PM   #20 
  - Not necessarily. In my neighborhood Latinos are just as likely  Raksha   Mar-25-07 07:16 AM   #45 
  - Suburban and rural whites refer to many youthful minorities as gangbangers  billbuckhead   Mar-25-07 05:27 PM   #59 
  - I don't think so.  cat_girl25   Mar-24-07 10:55 PM   #21 
  - Do they perform better in school than other minorities??  Lost-in-FL   Mar-24-07 10:56 PM   #22 
  - sorry  kaffiria   Mar-24-07 11:10 PM   #27 
     - You can have a respectful discussion  Lost-in-FL   Mar-24-07 11:15 PM   #28 
        - BS  kaffiria   Mar-24-07 11:16 PM   #29 
           - Really?  Lost-in-FL   Mar-24-07 11:18 PM   #30 
  - "predators" is more accurate than demonizing- victims or not  herbster   Mar-24-07 11:04 PM   #24 
  - Gangbangers are rapists and misogynist...  k8conant   Mar-24-07 11:06 PM   #26 
  - Apparently it has  Buns_of_Fire   Mar-26-07 08:13 AM   #76 
  - If you mean young black  Pavulon   Mar-24-07 11:23 PM   #31 
  - Whaaaaaa?  Forkboy   Mar-24-07 11:30 PM   #32 
  - See FBI Murder Stats  Pavulon   Mar-24-07 11:40 PM   #34 
     - Young black men aren't the only poor people though,so how would those stats mean a thing?  Forkboy   Mar-24-07 11:42 PM   #35 
        - You can interpret meaning  Pavulon   Mar-24-07 11:46 PM   #36 
           - I'm not debating that gang killings are real.  Forkboy   Mar-24-07 11:51 PM   #37 
  - "Gang wars" only happen in the U.S.  CarbonDate   Mar-25-07 05:21 AM   #43 
  - It's not just Black youth that join gangs.  BellaLuna   Mar-25-07 01:32 PM   #56 
     - Thank you for expressing what I was unable to last night.  Forkboy   Mar-25-07 06:07 PM   #67 
  - Blackwater is an equal opportunity employer  IChing   Mar-24-07 11:30 PM   #33 
  - When I think about "gangbang", I think about porn  Katzenkavalier   Mar-25-07 12:10 AM   #39 
  - Another masochistic billbuckhead poll...  Nabeshin   Mar-25-07 12:50 AM   #40 
  - No n/t  Nicole   Mar-25-07 02:35 AM   #41 
  - Even if every single member of a street gang  cgrindley   Mar-25-07 04:48 AM   #42 
  - Does being in a gang make one a criminal let alone deserving to die?  billbuckhead   Mar-25-07 05:19 PM   #57 
     - those are several different questions  cgrindley   Mar-26-07 07:13 AM   #73 
     - One man's "gangbanger" is another's righteous gun owning patriot  billbuckhead   Mar-26-07 09:06 PM   #77 
        - yeah, because that worked so well in England  krispos42   Mar-27-07 01:01 PM   #81 
     - Being in a gang doesn't necessarily deserve to die,  scrinmaster   Mar-26-07 07:37 AM   #74 
  - I think it depends on where you live.  Raksha   Mar-25-07 07:11 AM   #44 
  - Not unless your position is all gang members are made up of minority races.  mmonk   Mar-25-07 10:01 AM   #47 
  - White gang members are called other things like "biker" or "skinhead"  billbuckhead   Mar-25-07 10:04 AM   #49 
     - Bikers aren't necessarily gangs and skinheads are too specific.  mmonk   Mar-25-07 10:06 AM   #50 
     - Not the ones in urban gangs  krispos42   Mar-25-07 12:50 PM   #54 
  - Is the term "Dumbass" racist??  dkofos   Mar-25-07 10:02 AM   #48 
  - Depends on what one visualizes when they think or say "gangbanger."  lonestarnot   Mar-25-07 10:07 AM   #51 
  - "Gangbanger" makes me think of urban gangs  krispos42   Mar-25-07 12:46 PM   #52 
  - Not racist - It makes me think of punks with guns  GoneOffShore   Mar-25-07 12:50 PM   #53 
  - And here I thought...  booley   Mar-25-07 05:23 PM   #58 
  - If you automatically equate "gang member" with "black person," that's your racism, not ours n/t  Kelly Rupert   Mar-25-07 05:28 PM   #60 
  - Like this comic from the NRA automatically equating gangs with minorities?  billbuckhead   Mar-25-07 05:35 PM   #62 
     - Two things about that.  Kelly Rupert   Mar-25-07 05:41 PM   #65 
     - Since all the other "gangbangers" are black or asian, they must be the "illegals"  billbuckhead   Mar-25-07 06:25 PM   #69 
     - The Hispanic is the one in the bottom-right.  Kelly Rupert   Mar-25-07 06:58 PM   #71 
        - The bottom right is obviously Asian  billbuckhead   Mar-25-07 07:20 PM   #72 
  - To self-righteous/insecure white people who know little or nothing about gang culture, maybe.  LoZoccolo   Mar-25-07 05:30 PM   #61 
  - Google "gangbanger" and race.There are 31,000+ hits,Then there's this quote  billbuckhead   Mar-25-07 06:16 PM   #68 
     - Does this have ANYTHING to do with your original question? At ALL? n/t  LoZoccolo   Mar-25-07 06:25 PM   #70 
  - Capulets vs. Montagues - the original white gangbangers  BringEmOn   Mar-25-07 05:59 PM   #66 
  - gang banger  Thothmes   Mar-26-07 07:41 AM   #75 
  - Not specific to any race, but lets just say that you can be certain  ComerPerro   Mar-26-07 09:31 PM   #78 
  - Have you learned anything from your poll Bill?  aikoaiko   Mar-26-07 10:02 PM   #79 
  - Of course not. Just as "criminal" and "thug" also not racist...  TankLV   Mar-26-07 10:53 PM   #80 
  - I suppose I shouldn't be surprised...  VelmaD   Mar-27-07 01:05 PM   #82 
  - I think the point that Bill is trying to make is that the phrase "member of a gang" has no racial  aikoaiko   Mar-27-07 01:10 PM   #84 
  - Do you look at non-white teens/males and automatically use that label?  Truth Hurts A Lot   Mar-27-07 01:07 PM   #83 
 

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