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Tue Feb 7, 2017, 10:57 PM

Today in "Lord, let me forget my DU login and password": DUers discover that some black people...

use variations of the N-word .


I just can't.


(Posted in the AfAm group.)

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Reply Today in "Lord, let me forget my DU login and password": DUers discover that some black people... (Original post)
SaschaHM Feb 2017 OP
bettyellen Feb 2017 #1
JustAnotherGen Feb 2017 #2
Chitown Kev Feb 2017 #3
JHan Feb 2017 #12
betsuni Feb 2017 #4
Chitown Kev Feb 2017 #6
JI7 Feb 2017 #10
Chitown Kev Feb 2017 #11
kwassa Feb 2017 #5
betsuni Feb 2017 #7
kwassa Feb 2017 #8
heaven05 Feb 2017 #9
forjusticethunders Feb 2017 #13

Response to SaschaHM (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2017, 11:01 PM

1. Let me guess- they're bith egalitarian and color blind? LOL!

 

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Response to SaschaHM (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 08:14 AM

2. Saw the thread and moved on

Like really? WTF?

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Response to SaschaHM (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 02:15 PM

3. I'm sorry, though, I had to agree with that poster

A black school principal should have never used the n-word while on the clock to describe her students...and in a staff meeting...off the clock is an entirely different story..

Simply because some black people use "nigga" as a term of endearment in some cases doesn't mean that they also don't use it to degrade black people at times.

If I were a parent and that principal didn't know my child and said that...and especially in a mixed crowd like that

(I went through an on the job experience like this when the word was used in a humiliating way for no reason...I wanted to get the bitch fired, to put it bluntly...)

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Response to Chitown Kev (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 12, 2017, 11:47 PM

12. Agreed. +++++++

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Response to SaschaHM (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 07:23 PM

4. Does anyone else think that post was an alternative fact?

I do.

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Response to betsuni (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 10:57 PM

6. I honestly don't know

It wouldn't change my position, either.


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Response to betsuni (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 9, 2017, 11:34 PM

10. kind of. especially not telling in the OP that it was a black teacher

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Response to JI7 (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 10, 2017, 01:33 AM

11. Although I did kind of suspect that it was a black teacher

but that's based on my personal experience with something like this.

For me, the real issue was the distinction between being on-the-clock and off-the-clock

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Response to SaschaHM (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2017, 10:43 PM

5. I should have moved on ....

but I am tired of self-righteous ignorance. Not just about this, but about many things on DU, completely unrelated to this.

watching a string of white people who think they know what they are talking about but don't have a clue irks me.

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Response to kwassa (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 9, 2017, 12:17 AM

7. The one blaming mean black people for forcing the nice whites to vote for Trump -- classic!

Best part: "To be honest, I'm one of the few people on earth who actually notices these deeply ingrained societal biases and make an effort to counter them right as they happen. I am like a Superman of biases. I also, in my great wisdom, see the many many mistakes black people make when talking about racism and bias that contributes to the problem. I've been trying to point it out when I see it here, but you people get so defensive. If you all would stop telling us what you think and using the word "race" all the time, the societal and institutional bias against blacks would disappear, in my humble opinion. I don't see color and I certainly don't hesitate to lecture anyone about what is and is not racism simply because they are actually black and I am not. You are convinced there is no way someone who isn't black could ever grasp what it's like, yet someone once said a mean thing to me when I was pretending to be a poor single mother online. Alas, what pain it caused me! I am angry, hurt, resentful, and you need to listen and respect that. Dialog goes BOTH ways."

It's like Kellyanne Conway.

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Response to betsuni (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 9, 2017, 09:24 AM

8. Outstanding reply. I wish I said this!

Very funny and on point.

You know, if we just all stopped talking about racism it would magically go away! That's the ticket!

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Response to SaschaHM (Original post)

Thu Feb 9, 2017, 12:33 PM

9. I won't

 

no "love" associated with the creation and use of that word....and I don't allow that word to be used in any context around me.

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Response to SaschaHM (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 03:42 PM

13. i'm not going to state my position on this but

 

but just because non-black people CANT use the word doesn't automatically mean we CAN. Of course the debate is complicated and complex and really depends on context, and the black people/group in question.

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