Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:01:26 AM
@McGovern, Good question. I never did hear what the derivation of honky was. I find that the only thing insulting about honky is that it's an attempt to be insulting.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 9:59:16 PM
The thing you don't realize is that a lot of white people just have no clue about the word and this dialogue is a great example of that. To be clear I don`t care what words you use they are just words it`s this false air of not understanding why some people are offended by the word that is a tad bit annoying. You have the right to be offended by the words you used before and I don`t use those words for that reason I have nothing against white people to want to use those words.
"If they want that word to them selves...fine. It`s free."
A lot of latinos use the word freely, Eminem has used the word both in an offensive way which he apologized about, and also in the way other rappers use it which no one takes offense, I`ve also I`ve met white people who use the word and are closer to being an N word then I`ll ever be. Also depending on the setting a black person using the N word can be as offensive if not more offensive then coming from a white person.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 7:22:54 PM
I didn't know the cracker/whip-cracker thing. I always thought it referenced dry white saltine-type crackers. :D I would think calling someone a whip-cracker would be giving them more "authority/ego" than you want them to have, no? I mean, can you imagine a black person calling a white person "master" as an insult? I think, as an insult, it would fail.
Thought for the day: If blacks think that everything is "because they`re black" and have been historically offended by negro, colored, "the n-word", black, etc, etc, etc ... yet whites are rarely if ever offended by whitey, honkey, cracker, etc, etc, etc ...
Not to say that the racism and discrimination don`t exist of course but ... it also sounds like some groups are just more sensitive (and loud about it) than others.