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154. Well if I were called a cracker I would hope it would be more multi-grain than a common saltine
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  -Is calling a White person you don't like, 'cracker,' a verbal act of racism? ZombieHorde  Sep-16-09 07:53 PM   #0 
  - Depends, I think, if you are referring to a Ritz cracker or just a saltine.  cliffordu   Sep-16-09 07:54 PM   #1 
  - Are rye crackers Kosher?  Xipe Totec   Sep-16-09 08:03 PM   #14 
  - More classism.  aquart   Sep-16-09 07:54 PM   #2 
  - How so? nt  ZombieHorde   Sep-16-09 07:55 PM   #3 
     - Well....  aquart   Sep-16-09 11:44 PM   #112 
  - Honestly,  Libertas1776   Sep-16-09 07:55 PM   #4 
  - My brothers, in Construction, use the term re other average white guys.  patrice   Sep-16-09 07:58 PM   #9 
     - I'm a native Floridian, and Cracker has a unique connotation there so I said  catzies   Sep-17-09 03:30 PM   #178 
        - Hill people? I don't use it, but my Dad's family is from Arkansas.  patrice   Sep-17-09 09:24 PM   #204 
  - Yes  Retired AF Dem   Sep-16-09 07:56 PM   #5 
  - Of course it is.  TannerBoyle   Sep-16-09 07:57 PM   #6 
  - Who cares?  liberalmuse   Sep-16-09 07:58 PM   #7 
  - While I agree that it does not bother me to be called 'crackers'  rebel with a cause   Sep-18-09 01:47 PM   #232 
  - For extra credit, no, the commas in the subject line are not used correctly for American English.  Xipe Totec   Sep-16-09 07:58 PM   #8 
  - Why do the police always show up too late to these things? n/t  madeline_con   Sep-16-09 09:30 PM   # 
  - Just the facts, ma'am.  Xipe Totec   Sep-16-09 09:35 PM   #68 
  - Are you sure?  brendan120678   Sep-17-09 01:17 PM   #165 
  - Usemention distinction  Xipe Totec   Sep-18-09 01:24 PM   #231 
  - I don't think that's correct. n/t  tabasco   Sep-17-09 07:08 PM   #198 
  - I never use the term for a person, just a snack food.  Fuzz   Sep-16-09 07:59 PM   #10 
  - Same here--to me, a cracker is something that tastes good with crunchy peanut butter on top...  Louisiana1976   Sep-16-09 08:03 PM   #15 
  - Absolutely. n/t  Mojambo   Sep-16-09 07:59 PM   #11 
  - No the commas were not used correctly for American English.  LooseWilly   Sep-16-09 07:59 PM   #12 
  - i've never heard a person IRL say "cracker" to refer to whitey instead of snack food  pitohui   Sep-16-09 08:01 PM   #13 
  - I have  Xipe Totec   Sep-16-09 08:06 PM   #22 
  - ok but you were neither of you from the south, you were both of you playing a part it sounds like?  pitohui   Sep-16-09 08:09 PM   #24 
  - You presume too much  Xipe Totec   Sep-16-09 08:17 PM   #37 
     - actually i presume nothing, that's what "asking not telling" means in english  pitohui   Sep-17-09 03:17 PM   # 
        - Your questions presumed things that were not factual  Xipe Totec   Sep-17-09 06:55 PM   #197 
  - As a Belorussian immigrant, the other person doesn't qualify as a cracker.  hedgehog   Sep-16-09 08:12 PM   #26 
  - I know. See #37  Xipe Totec   Sep-16-09 08:18 PM   #38 
  - I've used the term to describe brittle white people who crumble easily when faced with color  havocmom   Sep-16-09 09:34 PM   #66 
     - Poet. Definitely. n/t  Xipe Totec   Sep-16-09 09:37 PM   #71 
     - +1  mitchum   Sep-17-09 05:12 PM   #190 
  - I am a white female  rebel with a cause   Sep-19-09 01:36 PM   #233 
  - Crackers don't like it, but I don't care what crackers think.  AngryAmish   Sep-16-09 08:04 PM   #16 
  - I'm as white as they come. and I am not offended by it  Motown_Johnny   Sep-16-09 08:05 PM   #19 
     - Not just you.  rebel with a cause   Sep-19-09 01:47 PM   #234 
  - You're using the term 'cracker' as an appositive, and it is not. And yes, cracker is racist. nt  LaydeeBug   Sep-16-09 08:04 PM   #17 
  - That's right. I wanted to say that but I couldn't remember 'appositive'!  padumdang   Sep-16-09 08:10 PM   #25 
  - as a white man in america, not sure what someone could call me that should upset me.  KG   Sep-16-09 08:05 PM   #18 
  - OMG that's hilarious  pitohui   Sep-16-09 08:13 PM   #27 
  - Louis CK is great  Swamp Rat   Sep-16-09 08:31 PM   #42 
  - What's the impetus for this?  marmar   Sep-16-09 08:06 PM   #20 
  - The quote in the OP is from another post. I was wondering how my fellow DU poll voters felt about  ZombieHorde   Sep-16-09 09:51 PM   #79 
  - I am almost old enough to remember when men were lynched  DefenseLawyer   Sep-16-09 08:06 PM   #21 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-16-09 08:13 PM   #28 
  - Exactly  alcibiades_mystery   Sep-16-09 08:14 PM   #29 
  - Racism is an ideology...  MellowDem   Sep-16-09 08:49 PM   #48 
  - Racism has more than one definition according to the dictionary. You are using definition 2 of 3  ZombieHorde   Sep-16-09 09:56 PM   #80 
  - BS  BoneDaddy   Sep-17-09 08:48 AM   #143 
  - So calling someone of another race a derogatory name for a member of that race, isn't racist?  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-16-09 09:04 PM   #56 
     - Help! Help! I'm being repressed!  DefenseLawyer   Sep-16-09 09:16 PM   #60 
     - So people can't be racist against the President since they have no ability to oppress him.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-16-09 09:25 PM   #61 
     - Listen, if you want to spend your life worrying about "reverse racism"  DefenseLawyer   Sep-16-09 09:30 PM   #64 
        - You really are a lawyer. You can't answer simple questions. Who said stereotypes aren't true.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-16-09 09:36 PM   #69 
        - I wish you the best of luck as you struggle through life as a white man in America.  DefenseLawyer   Sep-16-09 09:43 PM   #74 
           - I've never been discriminated against that I'm aware of.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-16-09 09:46 PM   #76 
           - He does have a handicap  omega minimo   Sep-17-09 03:53 AM   #126 
              - I have several actually.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-17-09 07:55 AM   #140 
                 - Have any of these life experiences affected your compassion for others?  omega minimo   Sep-17-09 02:45 PM   #171 
                    - Most people who know me would refer to me as compassionate.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-17-09 04:25 PM   #181 
                       - Would you consider  omega minimo   Sep-17-09 04:28 PM   #183 
                       - What in this thread has led you to believe that I lack compassion?  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-17-09 04:34 PM   #184 
                          - That reaction  omega minimo   Sep-17-09 05:22 PM   #191 
                             - That's hysterical. Threatening tone, hostility, that's good stuff. Thanks for the laugh.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-17-09 05:27 PM   #194 
                             - Just so we are on the same page here.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-17-09 10:14 PM   #205 
                       - Oh Dave, to receive the accolade: Compassionate, one must first fit...  bridgit   Sep-18-09 10:38 AM   #215 
                          - Is he doing okay?  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-18-09 12:20 PM   #228 
        - There's a kind of a point there, that you're dodging  treestar   Sep-17-09 04:41 PM   #185 
     - So I can call you a misogynist pig and it's not sexist? My being a LayDee and all, and you being  LaydeeBug   Sep-16-09 09:59 PM   #82 
     - You can call me whatever you want  DefenseLawyer   Sep-16-09 10:13 PM   #90 
        - Funny how you're not at all offended by that...making more money for doing the same job...  LaydeeBug   Sep-17-09 12:42 PM   #155 
           - You misunderstand  DefenseLawyer   Sep-17-09 12:59 PM   #157 
              - Oppression does not need to exist for racism to happen. period.  LaydeeBug   Sep-17-09 01:29 PM   #168 
              - Fight the good fight  DefenseLawyer   Sep-17-09 01:31 PM   #170 
              - i like the post by defenselawyer  pitohui   Sep-17-09 03:22 PM   #177 
              - Great post.  Evoman   Sep-18-09 10:43 AM   #218 
     - Then I myself may, with free and clear conscious call anyone anything  LanternWaste   Sep-17-09 01:05 PM   #160 
     - Yes, you can call anybody anything you want whatever you want  DefenseLawyer   Sep-17-09 01:13 PM   #163 
        - except on a group discussion board with Rules based on Respect  omega minimo   Sep-17-09 02:48 PM   #172 
        - Did not seem to answer the greater question posed...  LanternWaste   Sep-17-09 05:24 PM   #192 
           - Anything can be construed as anything by somebody  DefenseLawyer   Sep-17-09 06:10 PM   #196 
              - construed not by a single person, but by our cultural mores  LanternWaste   Sep-17-09 07:18 PM   #199 
              - So you strongly disagree with President Carter?  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-18-09 12:30 PM   #229 
     - Do you tell that to Blacks and Hispanics  rd_kent   Sep-18-09 10:48 AM   #220 
     - Name calling based on race is showing prejudice  rebel with a cause   Sep-19-09 01:54 PM   #235 
     - going 5 miles over the speed limit is breaking the law, but so is murder  jeffrey_X   Sep-18-09 12:56 PM   #230 
  - Yes, and the commas weren't necessary.  padumdang   Sep-16-09 08:06 PM   #23 
  - I dunno.  Yunomi   Sep-16-09 08:15 PM   #30 
  - Commas are used with quotations;  Igel   Sep-16-09 08:15 PM   #31 
  - Your post is very helpful, thank you.  ZombieHorde   Sep-16-09 10:03 PM   #83 
  - Yes but I am white.  SIMPLYB1980   Sep-16-09 08:16 PM   #32 
  - Is this the attempt to be 'fair and balanced'  CakeGrrl   Sep-16-09 08:16 PM   #33 
  - The poll is straight forward.  ZombieHorde   Sep-16-09 10:05 PM   #84 
     - The poll is "straightforward", in your opinion.  CakeGrrl   Sep-16-09 10:11 PM   #87 
        - Do you think my poll is crooked?  ZombieHorde   Sep-16-09 10:25 PM   #103 
           - It's oversimplified.  CakeGrrl   Sep-16-09 11:02 PM   #107 
              - I personally believe that inserting race into a sincere insult is racist.  ZombieHorde   Sep-16-09 11:20 PM   #109 
              - That was Chris Rock, who is black, and the point he was making  CakeGrrl   Sep-16-09 11:43 PM   #111 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-17-09 01:31 AM   #116 
                 - God won't save you.  ZombieHorde   Sep-17-09 04:46 AM   #130 
              - not really  nccomms   Sep-17-09 11:03 PM   #206 
  - Racism is prejudice plus power  Sabriel   Sep-16-09 08:16 PM   #34 
  - I think you have it backward. Some of the most racist people I've ever known are  padumdang   Sep-16-09 08:47 PM   #47 
  - PIZZA!!! Good job, mods! nt  Lisa0825   Sep-16-09 09:13 PM   #59 
  - I know that guy! He lives across the street.  madeline_con   Sep-16-09 09:43 PM   #73 
  - I was with you up through "very poor and powerless" and was going to add  GreenPartyVoter   Sep-17-09 01:24 PM   #167 
  - Racism has more than one definition according to the dictionary. You are using definition 2 of 3  ZombieHorde   Sep-16-09 10:07 PM   #85 
  - +1  Zoeisright   Sep-17-09 02:19 AM   #118 
  - So it's impossible to be racist against the President? It's just prejudice we are seeing.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-17-09 07:52 AM   #136 
  - By that definition wouldn't it be nearly impossilbe  bighart   Sep-17-09 09:51 AM   #151 
  - Different, but is it excusable?  treestar   Sep-17-09 04:51 PM   #187 
  - No it's not. That's simply one form of racism (i.e., institutional). nt.  Hosnon   Sep-18-09 10:31 AM   #210 
  - Don't know for sure but I edited it  Cha   Sep-16-09 08:16 PM   #35 
  - If you use the term as a pejorative, it's a pejorative. If you use it as an  hedgehog   Sep-16-09 08:17 PM   #36 
  - The term cracker came from the sound the whip made while whipping slaves.  TNDemo   Sep-16-09 08:27 PM   #39 
  - Here's another source suggesting it depends on who uses the term and how they use it::  hedgehog   Sep-16-09 08:34 PM   #44 
  - Also interesting. Thanks! nt  Critters2   Sep-16-09 08:52 PM   #52 
  - I wondered where it came from. Thanks! nt  Critters2   Sep-16-09 08:50 PM   #50 
  - I thought it was from the whip cracking by pig farmers.  madeline_con   Sep-16-09 09:44 PM   #75 
  - From what I recall at a museum display.  HillbillyBob   Sep-16-09 08:28 PM   #40 
  - And rednecks are poor working class people  Retired AF Dem   Sep-16-09 08:31 PM   #41 
  - Why is "white" capitalized?  WorseBeforeBetter   Sep-16-09 08:32 PM   #43 
  - I capitalized the word "white" because I was using it as a skin color.  ZombieHorde   Sep-16-09 10:12 PM   #88 
  - "don`t call me nigger,whitey...  madrchsod   Sep-16-09 08:41 PM   #45 
  - The Jane's Addiction version is pretty edgy.  Monk06   Sep-17-09 02:58 AM   #124 
  - Bigotry... yes  MellowDem   Sep-16-09 08:42 PM   #46 
  - Is racism an act? Is it a verb?  lumberjack_jeff   Sep-16-09 08:50 PM   #49 
  - White folks have been oh-so oppressed with "cracker" as one of its mechanisms...  BlooInBloo   Sep-16-09 08:51 PM   #51 
  - Sometimes, "cracker" is used by wealthier whites in place of the  hedgehog   Sep-16-09 08:56 PM   #54 
  - Tack on the "it's not race, it's class"-ers, as well. My apologies for forgetting about them.  BlooInBloo   Sep-16-09 09:04 PM   #55 
  - I have never heard a white person use the word, unless discussing  madeline_con   Sep-16-09 09:35 PM   #67 
     - Neither have I. But I'm sure *someone*, *somewhere* at *some time* has done so...  BlooInBloo   Sep-16-09 10:15 PM   #92 
  - Nobody was arguing this...  MellowDem   Sep-16-09 09:31 PM   #65 
  - *yawn*  BlooInBloo   Sep-16-09 10:16 PM   #94 
  - Bloo doesn't care much for those who claim reverse racism  Raineyb   Sep-16-09 10:18 PM   #97 
     - When did the OP reference "reverse racism"?  MellowDem   Sep-17-09 04:58 PM   #188 
        - First of all, I'm completely aware of exactly how full of shit the term "reverse racism" is  Raineyb   Sep-18-09 01:49 AM   #208 
  - Amen, brother Bloo!  havocmom   Sep-16-09 09:47 PM   #78 
  - You seem to have confused a simple poll with your favorite TV show. Easy mistake. nt  ZombieHorde   Sep-16-09 10:17 PM   #96 
  - Ah. "it's just a poll!". I like that variation. +3 for the riff.  BlooInBloo   Sep-16-09 10:52 PM   #104 
     - I did not say "just a poll." DU polls are OP+. There is something about DU polls  ZombieHorde   Sep-16-09 11:00 PM   #105 
     - Phew. Good thing I didn't say you *said* "just a poll". That was a close one.  BlooInBloo   Sep-16-09 11:18 PM   #108 
        - Woah, good thing I did not say you said I said "just a poll".  ZombieHorde   Sep-17-09 04:53 AM   #131 
     - My computer had a little burp, don't we all from time to time? nt  ZombieHorde   Sep-16-09 11:00 PM   #106 
  - Bloo, I truly get that you loathe the concept of reverse racism. You make that quite clear.  Hosnon   Sep-17-09 09:17 AM   #150 
     - I stand in solidarity with my oppressed white brothers and sisters everywhere.  BlooInBloo   Sep-17-09 01:01 PM   #158 
        - Again, I get your stance. But that doesn't change the facts of the matter. nt.  Hosnon   Sep-18-09 10:28 AM   #209 
        - The facts being that reverse racism whiners need to harden the fuck up...  BlooInBloo   Sep-18-09 10:37 AM   #214 
           - Bloo...it's not "reverse" anything. It's simply racism. nt.  Hosnon   Sep-18-09 10:39 AM   #216 
        - You make Hannity look like a Mensa student.  Forkboy   Sep-18-09 10:41 AM   #217 
  - I thought for racism to be present  Starry Messenger   Sep-16-09 08:55 PM   #53 
  - I have never heard it used except in a racist context. n/t  madeline_con   Sep-16-09 09:37 PM   #70 
  - That is one definition of the word "racism".  ZombieHorde   Sep-16-09 10:19 PM   #98 
  - In the most literal sense, yes, but it does not typically involve being oppressed,  Lisa0825   Sep-16-09 09:09 PM   #57 
  - Using derogatory names in this political climate...  Lagomorph   Sep-16-09 09:10 PM   #58 
  - Calling someone cracker cracks me up.  madeline_con   Sep-16-09 09:28 PM   #62 
  - it is racism, but it doesn't do anything to a white person... so we dont need to get all offended  seabeyond   Sep-16-09 09:30 PM   #63 
  - "but it doesn't do anything to a white person"  ZombieHorde   Sep-16-09 10:23 PM   #102 
  - Republicans used to call Bill Clinton a cracker behind his back. Not racism. Classism.  applegrove   Sep-16-09 09:40 PM   #72 
  - Yes, it is.  Sandaasu   Sep-16-09 09:47 PM   #77 
  - No it is not  donheld   Sep-16-09 09:57 PM   #81 
  - Yes. Racism is racism no matter who it comes from.  proteus_lives   Sep-16-09 10:10 PM   #86 
  - If you mean it to be, it is. If you do it out of ignorance, it is.  Fading Captain   Sep-16-09 10:13 PM   #89 
  - Obviously. nt  Skip Intro   Sep-16-09 10:14 PM   #91 
  - It makes no sense to call the descendants of 19th and 20th century immigrants "cracker"  Nikki Stone1   Sep-16-09 10:15 PM   #93 
  - It was used in the film Deliverance and it didn't seem intended as a slur  aint_no_life_nowhere   Sep-16-09 10:16 PM   #95 
  - That's the natural flipside to the question  CakeGrrl   Sep-16-09 10:23 PM   #101 
  - Yes, it is  varelse   Sep-16-09 10:20 PM   #99 
  - I saw a White, violent, and bigoted person referred to as a "cracker" on another thread  ZombieHorde   Sep-16-09 11:24 PM   #110 
     - Oh - that thread  varelse   Sep-17-09 07:52 AM   #137 
  - Of course it is. nt.  Hosnon   Sep-16-09 10:22 PM   #100 
  - No it is not.  The Midway Rebel   Sep-17-09 12:32 AM   #113 
  - You are using one of three definitions of racism.  ZombieHorde   Sep-17-09 12:37 AM   #114 
  - Dictionary definitions do not always equal common or even proper use  The Midway Rebel   Sep-17-09 12:59 AM   #115 
     - I will take dictionary.com over an anonymous poster any day.  ZombieHorde   Sep-17-09 04:28 AM   #127 
        - Perhaps you should list your qualifiers in the poll question  The Midway Rebel   Sep-17-09 01:16 PM   #164 
           - "You created a poll and later decided to qualify the terms used in the poll by posting definitions"  ZombieHorde   Sep-17-09 07:59 PM   #200 
  - So just using a racist term to describe someone  JonQ   Sep-17-09 09:11 AM   #147 
     - "That person" --- was a white lady  The Midway Rebel   Sep-17-09 01:21 PM   #166 
  - I've been called a white bitch before.  Feron   Sep-17-09 01:57 AM   #117 
  - Yep and there is a SHITLOAD of reverse racism on DU these days. nt  earth mom   Sep-17-09 02:30 AM   #119 
  - What is "reverse racism"? nt  ZombieHorde   Sep-17-09 04:33 AM   #128 
  - Your own poll proves that what's going on here at DU is NOT ok...  earth mom   Sep-17-09 01:06 PM   #161 
  - "questioning me like I'm making it up or something"  ZombieHorde   Sep-17-09 08:06 PM   #202 
  - Its a new word that was invented 5 minutes ago  yodoobo   Sep-17-09 02:49 PM   #173 
  - It's complete bullshit.  Raineyb   Sep-17-09 03:51 PM   #179 
  - It's racism that comes with the added benefit of not being opressed.  Evoman   Sep-18-09 10:48 AM   #219 
     - Holy poop, an answer! Thank you. nt  ZombieHorde   Sep-18-09 11:53 AM   #226 
  - What a complete load of horse shit.  Raineyb   Sep-17-09 04:04 PM   #180 
  - any white person who would complain about that is racist with closet racial-grievance envy  yurbud   Sep-17-09 02:49 AM   #120 
  - Do you have an arguement for your seemingly extremely broad claim? nt  ZombieHorde   Sep-17-09 04:41 AM   #129 
  - you were able to make sense of that gibberish? nt  jonnyblitz   Sep-17-09 07:53 AM   #138 
  - black reaction to racial epithets is based on a memory of absolute powerlessness with  yurbud   Sep-17-09 12:24 PM   #153 
     - Words mean things. Racism, here is the definition...  LaydeeBug   Sep-17-09 03:17 PM   #176 
     - So young black people with no memories of those events can't be offended?  Fire_Medic_Dave   Sep-17-09 04:27 PM   #182 
     - I still don't see how taking offensive to being called a cracker makes one a racist. nt  ZombieHorde   Sep-17-09 08:02 PM   #201 
  - typical DU explanation.  crazyjoe   Sep-17-09 09:14 AM   #149 
  - According to you, we all get to decide when another is offended, right? nt.  Hosnon   Sep-18-09 10:33 AM   #211 
  - Technically yes. Practically? No.  armyowalgreens   Sep-17-09 02:55 AM   #121 
  - Shhh!!!! We're on the verge of shutting up all talk of racism! Don't ruin it for us!  BlooInBloo   Sep-17-09 05:25 PM   #193 
  - Dupe.  armyowalgreens   Sep-17-09 02:55 AM   #122 
  - From Wiki: the origins of Cracker  MagickMuffin   Sep-17-09 02:57 AM   #123 
  - FYI  buzzycrumbhunger   Sep-17-09 03:33 AM   #125 
  - No, but it is classist nt  HamdenRice   Sep-17-09 06:44 AM   #132 
  - No it may be discrimination, prejudice or just  malaise   Sep-17-09 06:49 AM   #133 
  - I suppose it is...  Gwendolyn   Sep-17-09 07:41 AM   #134 
  - There was a baseball team in Atlanta called the Crackers for decades...  Blue_Tires   Sep-17-09 07:47 AM   #135 
  - I believe the history of "cracker" comes from white people cracking the whip on slaves. nt  skipos   Sep-17-09 07:54 AM   #139 
  - It is an example of hate begetting hate.  mmonk   Sep-17-09 08:10 AM   #141 
  - Of course it is  BoneDaddy   Sep-17-09 08:47 AM   #142 
  - I'm white  guitar man   Sep-17-09 08:55 AM   #144 
  - Not in Florida. n/t  rucky   Sep-17-09 08:59 AM   #145 
  - You Beat Me To It!!! But I DID Make A Comment About It Below!! n/t  ChiciB1   Sep-17-09 01:07 PM   #162 
  - What I have learned here on DU  The Straight Story   Sep-17-09 09:03 AM   #146 
  - sure, why not . If someone called me cracker I'd laugh in there face  crazyjoe   Sep-17-09 09:12 AM   #148 
  - Yes  TexasObserver   Sep-17-09 09:54 AM   #152 
  - Well if I were called a cracker I would hope it would be more multi-grain than a common saltine  Stevenmarc   Sep-17-09 12:39 PM   #154 
  - I don't see how it could be anything but.  redqueen   Sep-17-09 12:42 PM   #156 
  - I'm Not Voting!! Remember There's A Whole State That Calls It's People  ChiciB1   Sep-17-09 01:04 PM   #159 
  - No more than Georgia Peach  cayanne   Sep-17-09 01:31 PM   #169 
  - My Point Exactly! I LIVE In Florida! Know the Term Well...  ChiciB1   Sep-17-09 03:12 PM   #174 
  - And lots of black people refer to themselves as certain words...  redqueen   Sep-18-09 10:33 AM   #212 
  - What if you are white?  jeffrey_X   Sep-17-09 03:13 PM   #175 
  - Maybe if done out of hatred toward the person and if that hatred  treestar   Sep-17-09 04:48 PM   #186 
  - There's a difference between having your feelings hurt....  lightningandsnow   Sep-17-09 05:02 PM   #189 
  - The definition of racism is a little more broad than that. nt  ZombieHorde   Sep-17-09 08:10 PM   #203 
  - Not if it's true!  DailyGrind51   Sep-17-09 05:47 PM   #195 
  - Umm...the idiocy of your statement should be made obvious by the obvious counter-example. nt.  Hosnon   Sep-18-09 10:34 AM   #213 
  - yeah i'd say that racial is racial  nccomms   Sep-17-09 11:06 PM   #207 
  - In your context, yes, but to a far, far lesser degree than the N word.  Forkboy   Sep-18-09 10:57 AM   #221 
  - I agree with everything in your post, at least as far as adults are concerned.  ZombieHorde   Sep-18-09 11:31 AM   #222 
     - Yes, you're right.  Forkboy   Sep-18-09 11:34 AM   #223 
  - I'm sure it is. But there has to be a word that separates the demographic  Cleita   Sep-18-09 11:34 AM   #224 
  - By definition, a derogatory term based on someone's race is racist  semillama   Sep-18-09 11:50 AM   #225 
  - Absolutely...  specialed   Sep-18-09 11:57 AM   #227 
 

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