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    GOP official apologizes to "colored" people for using racial slur

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    Every old person and some young says n - riggin...

    My grandparents called the black kid in my class the colored kid.

    Its a generational thing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by deansayso View Post
    Every old person and some young says n - riggin...

    My grandparents called the black kid in my class the colored kid.

    Its a generational thing...

    So are you saying that makes it right?
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    I once got a big speech for saying "yes um", which I still use. A middle aged black person at a cash register over heard me say it and threw a fit abut it. I listened, smiled, and said to each their own, and walked out.

    what I find strange is people hear what they are listening for rather than what is being said, and accusing someone of being racist based on a few words they say, their political party, or their skin color is racist. someone who grew up using a non PC term and is now labeled a racist for it is quite amusing.

    what I will say is this shows his lack of education and communication skills, that he would need to use such a term in any official setting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrveggieman View Post
    So are you saying that makes it right?
    Is understanding the same as excusing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrveggieman View Post
    So are you saying that makes it right?
    no I'm saying it's a generational thing.

    Are you offended by it? Are you a n-word or are you a black person? Huge difference...just like white trash and white people...

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    I get that there is a generation gap with certain terms as well as how and where you grew up. That said, people grow and learn and should be able to adjust there vocabulary when they know that a term is racially insensitive. I grew up around kids that used the n word from time to time. We also called ding dong ditch by the other name that uses the N word. I actually remember the last time I've said that word... I was in the 3rd or 4th grade and I said it about a radio station we were talking about that played r&b and rap music and a black classmate was at the table. That was really the point where I was able to comprehend the negativity of the word (based off of his reaction to me saying that) and how it effected people rather than just something that I heard the older kids saying around the neighborhood.

    My point of that story is that even if people are raised saying a specific term like this, they are completely able to change and not say things that could be insensitive. It's completely up to them.

    All that being said, I do think that saying the term "colored" when describing someone who is black is quite a bit different than saying the N word. Using the word colored was definitely a term of an era even though it's horribly offensive. Not everyone who uses that is necessarily a raging racists. My grandmother used the term and she was the nicest woman you'd ever meet. Although I would correct her from time to time.

    I do think that for a lot of words the tone and the message intended means much more than just hearing the word.
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    Good post, Star. Could be this is his "moment of realization" like yours? Who knows. I get the issue, but do think it's blown out of proportion a little.

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    Has anybody seen that South Park where they say how words change over time? They use the F word that rhymes with bags and call the bikers in town this word and the gay community gets upset. The N-Word is just another word like that IMO...

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    Quote Originally Posted by deansayso View Post
    Has anybody seen that South Park where they say how words change over time? They use the F word that rhymes with bags and call the bikers in town this word and the gay community gets upset. The N-Word is just another word like that IMO...
    I don't think so. That was a great episode and I agree with the message but people don't work that way. The N word will always be what it is because so many can't let it go. Personally, I think a lot of the people who are offended by the word are the ones giving it the power, but at the same time, having MS and hearing that something is "retarded" gets my back up lately, so maybe I just don't get it because I'm white.

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