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Date: 07/02/13 01:47 PM

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  1. Profile photo of SweepOfDeath
    SweepOfDeath Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2013 at 1:49 pm
    Link: CNN Is Brilliant - BREAKING NEWS: Media is stupid.
  2. Profile photo of Jake_Justus
    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    July 2, 2013 at 2:12 pm
    Then again, you`ve got to factor in both the P-word and Q-word, which both signify cultural shifts. With the E-word having undergone a metamorphosis in recent months, that leaves only the K-word and X-word as viable alternatives. Conversely, the H-word has been used in place of the M-word in some areas, thus altering the demographics even further.

    George Carlin, come back!
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    July 2, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    They are both words. Black people choose to be very sensitive to the word ni@@er. White choose to not be offended by cracker. Simple as that.
    I don`t care if blacks were once enslaved. That was along time ago, and not my problem. It`s definitely not an excuse for a racist double standard where blacks can say what they want but whites are not.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    July 2, 2013 at 2:15 pm
    Why is one worse than the other? Can`t they both be just, words?
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    July 2, 2013 at 2:17 pm
    Which is worse?

    Whichever one the white guy said, of course. (and should a black guy say it, not a problem, it`s only racist when a white guy says it.)
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2013 at 2:22 pm
    I`m offended. I demand money.
  7. Profile photo of Jake_Justus
    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    July 2, 2013 at 2:31 pm
    The very phrase "N-word" is juvenile. That`s how children talk -- "Oooh, he said the N-word." When adults become afraid of words, and sound like schoolchildren because of it, communication is dead. If you`re having a mature discussion on race/language, simply say what you mean. Growing up Italian-American in the 60`s, I heard the word "guinea" often enough. And I would feel like an idiot going on about "the G-word" if I were speaking about it to another adult. Again, say what you mean. Reasonable adults will know you`re simply referencing an unsavory word for discussion`s sake. The others, the professional offense-takers, can go back to their coloring books.


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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    July 2, 2013 at 2:35 pm
    Who cares who is offended by this. They are WORDS. If you get offended by a word, then you have problems.
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    SavageChef Female 50-59
    2692 posts
    July 2, 2013 at 2:37 pm
    They`re just words. Get over it, goofballs. Ooh, I said the G word.
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    Atrayu4u Female 18-29
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    July 2, 2013 at 2:57 pm
    I think I mentioned it once before, but I said nigga once and a black girl wanted to fight me right there in the Denny`s. Can`t even say nigga, the calmer, more everyday, friendlier version, which is exactly how I had meant it!
  11. Profile photo of SmagBoy1
    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    July 2, 2013 at 3:00 pm
    When a member of the majority of people uses a derogatory term about a member of the minority that highlights that minority status (in other words, talking about race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.), of *course* it`s more offensive, worse, more bone-headed and wrong than if a member of the minority says something about the majority.

    If you can`t figure that out, perhaps you should excuse yourself from voting and concentrate on breathing.
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    SethDog Male 18-29
    768 posts
    July 2, 2013 at 3:11 pm
    Have them both or have neither!
  13. Profile photo of DromEd
    DromEd Male 40-49
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    July 2, 2013 at 3:23 pm
    SmagBoy1, by that logic if a white guy steals from a black guy it`s worse than if a black guy steals from a white guy.


    As an aside. Up until the Z trial the only time I can really remember ever hearing the term cracker was as a kid watching Sanford & Son and The Jefferson`s.
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
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    July 2, 2013 at 3:28 pm
    I actually saw parts of the show, and they definitely said the word. They also had flash cards with the -er and -a versions of the word, so this caption is a fail.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    July 2, 2013 at 3:34 pm
    DromEd, no the comparison is not the same. The words and associated groups are what`s important, their majority/minority status, that`s what gives the power, not the specific individuals using it. At all. So, no, any individual white man stealing from any individual black man is not more of a relative problem than the other way `round. But, yes, whites as a group discriminating against blacks as a group *is* worse than blacks discriminating against whites because of the power of the numbers, history, the system, our society, just about everything. Sure, there are exceptions for individual anecdotes, but not in the overall.
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4756 posts
    July 2, 2013 at 3:37 pm
    DromEd,
    I understand your point but, based on the history behind the words, I can`t agree. The term "ni@@er" has been used for so many years to denote someone of such low class, just on the basis of skin color, that he was only worthy to be a slave and of less value than the livestock. The term "cracker" denoted a person of higher status - the boss, the whip-"cracker". It`s demeaning because it really means that the person is someone who values another person less solely because of his skin color.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31767 posts
    July 2, 2013 at 3:43 pm
    VV @Jake_Justice: You`ve forgotten the "J-word" or is it a Canada-specific cuss?

    "Jingerbritzen" Does it slip past the IAB filter? ;-)
  18. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
    5875 posts
    July 2, 2013 at 3:44 pm
    But what about the A-word, the B-word, the D-word, the E-word, the F-word, the G-word, the H-word, the I-word, the J-word, the K-word, the L-word, the M-word, the O-word, the P-word, the Q-word, the R-word, the S-word, the T-word, the U-word, the V-word, the W-word, the X-word, the U-word, and the Z-word? Shouldn`t they all be discused?

    And while we`re at it, what about ?
  19. Profile photo of Shelworth
    Shelworth Male 50-59
    384 posts
    July 2, 2013 at 4:05 pm
    No, you can say "Cracker" because it`s OK to insult white people.
  20. Profile photo of emmettyville
    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    July 2, 2013 at 4:34 pm
    It`s just a word, forget the words and concentrate on the violence instead.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
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    July 2, 2013 at 4:45 pm
    I tried to convince a black co-worker of mine that we need to go to Paula Dean`s restaurant in Savannah. I said he should poke his head in the door and say "Niggars!" just like Chappelle Show: The Niggar Family

    We laughed for about 20 minutes thinking about this.
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    afropick3000 Male 30-39
    69 posts
    July 2, 2013 at 5:29 pm
    words are only just words if there is no meaning behind them. i don`t care what word you use i care what you mean when you use it.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    July 2, 2013 at 5:53 pm
    @Shelworth--No, you can say cracker because it was never used as a dismissive term to rub in an entire race`s status as "inferior."

    Let me put it this way: in the end, they`re both just words. However one brings up a long, horrible, bloody history, and the other one does not. When you can say that the word cracker reminds you of how your grandparents were spit on and beaten and refused entry to much of society, of how your further ancestors were worked near to death, raped, and abused as meat-machines of farm labor, all on account of race, then you can be hurt by it.

    It`s not the word, it`s the utterly f*cked up history that the word is intimately tied to.
  24. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    July 2, 2013 at 6:06 pm
    The conclusion is false, anyway, regardless of the words and how they might be compared.

    If an insult against one group of people is allowed and an insult against another group of people is not allowed, it doesn`t say anything about which insult is worse. What it does is indicate which group of people it is socially acceptable to insult and which it is not.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    July 2, 2013 at 6:26 pm
    It`s not about `restricting your freedom of speech` or anything. You can say whatever the hell you want, legally. It`s just a matter of being empathetic for other people`s feelings. If you gave a f*ck about the issues another person has dealt with their entire lives, you shouldn`t go and remind them of it for no reason. It`s an unkind thing to do.

    I think the whole "N-word" business is idiotic, though. If you`re going to be discussing it anyway, using a substitution doesn`t actually change anything. It`s the subject that matters, not the letter combination. So you might as well just use it and not sound like a kindergartner trying to make a swear.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    July 2, 2013 at 6:36 pm
    The "their ancestors were slaves and constantly abused" argument is getting old.

    Newsflash: People from all races have been enslaved throughout history. As far as you go back in recorded history you`ll see that any population that was vulnerable could be, and was, enslaved by those who were more powerful. Even the word "slave" comes from the Slavic people who were enslaved by the Romans. Throughout world history the majority of slaves weren`t African.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 2, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Both are insults therefore they are equally bad.
    The difference is how people react.
    White people laugh it off and don`t get all uppity about it.
  28. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
    5875 posts
    July 2, 2013 at 7:19 pm
    DrProfessor-"i care what you mean when you use it."

    See, that`s just it. OTHER`S have taken it upon themselve to determine WHAT you meant when you used it, and trumpet it to the nearest news station.

    It doesn`t even have to BE racist, it just has to SOUND racist.

    Like the city counselor who called the white counselor racist for calling a devision a `beucratic black-hole`. Actual quote: "Why didn`t he call it a white hole?"

    Or the multiple cases where someone has been fired, repremanded and/or forced to attend sensitivity training for using the word `niggardly`, which derives from the Norse `nigla`, which has never had ANYthing to do with race. But it SOUNDS racists, so using it will get you labeled thus.

    Gerry1of1-"don`t get all uppity about it."

    Sorry to break it to you Gerry, but `uppidty` has been deemed racist. You racist.
  29. Profile photo of DromEd
    DromEd Male 40-49
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    July 2, 2013 at 7:45 pm
    Both are insults therefore they are equally bad.
    The difference is how people react.
    White people laugh it off and don`t get all uppity about it.

    Even the fag gets it!


    See what I did there. ;-)
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    peakingo Male 30-39
    761 posts
    July 2, 2013 at 11:14 pm
    It amazes me that people think they`re the same. There is no historical repression attached to Cracker.

    It`s an insult yes, but it lacks the depth of cultural degradation that the N word has.

    A church is burned/blown up in the south with children in it. Afterwards Crackers make statements to the effect of "Fu*k those little N words.

    Or a black child in Alabama is call the N word on her first day of school surrounded by an angry mob of Crackers.

    These are all small examples of how deep of an insult the word is. How it was used to deepen the emotional assault in situations that were already demeaning and destructive to their psyche.

    When used in modern times, the effect isn`t just a race specific insult. The effect is a reminder that at one point they weren`t equal and hated. The word brings up the emotions of the past and that the times haven`t change, rather people just hide it better.

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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    July 2, 2013 at 11:27 pm
    If you`re comparing the badness of two words, and you won`t even say one of them, you`re a fapping liberal f***tard.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    July 2, 2013 at 11:33 pm
    It looks like he`s standing in front of a normal map.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    July 3, 2013 at 12:31 am
    What a bunch of c words!
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    SnoopyBG Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2013 at 2:25 am
    "It looks like he`s standing in front of a normal map"

    HAHAHAAH
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    gary8162 Male 40-49
    933 posts
    July 3, 2013 at 6:43 am
    2 cents worth:
    Blacks can say n*gger (or nigga) but whites aren`t allowed. It`s political correctness run amok. Personally, I don`t use the word n*gger because there`s just no need to. I work in black neighborhoods quite frequently and have noticed one glaring thing. If you`re friendly and sincere to them, you have no problems from them. But that goes for people of most all races. The negative connotation that came from n*gger was from inferiority complexes and later, from fear. Political correctness is destroying this country.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    July 3, 2013 at 8:18 am
    Hey, where`s our own C-wordjack?
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2013 at 9:16 am

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    chalket Male 50-59
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    July 3, 2013 at 10:36 am
    Good one, Patch! I lol`d!
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2013 at 12:52 pm
    So, how long before the term `N-word` becomes racist itself? Will we need to call it `the hyphonated word formarly know as the `N-word`.`?

    Similar to Larry Niven`s Known Space series of novels (Ringworld, Flatlander, etc) where the words and sounds used to censor profanity now have become profanity themselves in the future.

    The characters actually say `what the bleep` and `Censor the people` in order to shock people.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    July 3, 2013 at 4:08 pm
    Okay, so, all of you who don`t get it, watch this, on YouTube, and tell us you still don`t get it. If you can still claim it, I pity you.
  41. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    July 3, 2013 at 9:39 pm
    Dog catchers are more cautious when they encounter a pit bull or a rottweiler than when they encounter a golden retriever or an English sheepdog. It`s not racism; it`s statistics.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    July 4, 2013 at 3:47 am
    Nice comparison, Ollie. You represent yourself well.

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