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African-American is hardly used anymore? I've seen it used on this board several times in recent months, and it's used in the news daily.

Posted By: 480ute
Date: Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 02:56 pm

I have never called somebody black, and had them get upset with me. I have never met any black person that it offended. I think it offends guilty white people worse than black people. That is the root of your political correctness. Like I said before, I believe the only thing it does is differentiate and separate Americans, which is exactly the opposite effect it intended. Call me a dumbass all you want (which you basically insinuated), but that isn't gonna change a thing. BTW, I'm not obsessed with the African-American thing, I just use it as an example.

As far as jokes that happen to involve a stereotype, or fact about race, there are some funny ones. Call me a racist if it makes you feel better, but I will continue to laugh at them. Let me ask you this. We were talking about Blazing Saddles in chat last night, and everybody seemed to think it was hilarious. Does that make us racists?

I try not to offend people, but realistically you can't make everybody happy all the time. I don't use racial slurs to insult people, and I have never acted negatively, or positively towards someone based on the color of their skin. I just feel like I have to draw the line somewhere when it comes to trying not to offend anybody. Some of the stuff that offends people, such as calling somebody black, is ridiculous. I will go so far, but at some point it gets tedious. This is obviously not a black and white issue (no pun intended). There is a lot of gray area here.

I'm really done this time. You can call me an ignorant, racist, dumbass all you want now, and I will not respond.

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LadyUte icon NEW: 480, check this out...
LadyUte - -- Sunday 19 February 2012, at 10:34 am [ID# 1327664] [reply]
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Ute_fan_forever icon NEW: Ya, that was so inappropriate. (nm)
Ute_fan_forever - -- Sunday 19 February 2012, at 10:45 am [ID# 1327665] [reply]
480ute icon NEW: I'm glad you posted this.
480ute - Top 25 Poster -- Sunday 19 February 2012, at 10:53 am [ID# 1327667] [reply]
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midnightversion icon NEW: I laugh at people who get offended by the term "cracker". Big damn deal. Being offended is a choice you make and no one can impose it on you. (nm)
midnightversion - Top 25 Poster -- Sunday 19 February 2012, at 10:59 am [ID# 1327668] [reply]
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480ute icon NEW: I actually had to google it yesterday, because I have never known why it is used against white people, and I became curious.
480ute - Top 25 Poster -- Sunday 19 February 2012, at 11:01 am [ID# 1327669] [reply]
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Ute_fan_forever icon NEW: Cracker! (nm)
Ute_fan_forever - -- Sunday 19 February 2012, at 11:53 am [ID# 1327674] [reply]
480ute icon NEW: See, I want to be pissed off, but I can't figure out why. (nm)
480ute - Top 25 Poster -- Sunday 19 February 2012, at 12:24 pm [ID# 1327682] [reply]
redfUsion icon NEW: Club, Ritz or Saltine? (nm)
redfUsion - -- Sunday 19 February 2012, at 03:20 pm [ID# 1327703] [reply]
BulgieUte icon NEW: I believe it refers to a whip. master cracked the whip, he's a cracker. You think people would use the term with more fear. "no, please cracker don't" (nm)
BulgieUte - -- Sunday 19 February 2012, at 05:15 pm [ID# 1327716] [reply]
pangloss icon NEW: It never ceases to amaze me when someone is more offended by political correctness than by racism.
pangloss - -- Sunday 19 February 2012, at 12:08 pm [ID# 1327679] [reply]
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480ute icon NEW: Like I said in a previous post, when I was a kid we used to crack wise on each other with jokes about each other. The jokes often involved race. We all laughed, and in my opinion it brought us closer together.
480ute - Top 25 Poster -- Sunday 19 February 2012, at 12:13 pm [ID# 1327680] [reply]
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REDrumU icon NEW: I started to post something along these lines, and hit the delete button. Glad you didn't. (nm)
REDrumU - -- Sunday 19 February 2012, at 04:57 pm [ID# 1327711] [reply]
Ute_In_Texas icon NEW: Well said! And thumbs up for the Joe Pyne reference. (nm)
Ute_In_Texas - -- Sunday 19 February 2012, at 06:20 pm [ID# 1327732] [reply]
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Hayes6 icon NEW: There's no such thing as a good racial joke
Hayes6 - -- Sunday 19 February 2012, at 02:51 pm [ID# 1327701] [reply]
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480ute icon NEW: African-American is hardly used anymore? I've seen it used on this board several times in recent months, and it's used in the news daily.
480ute - Top 25 Poster -- Sunday 19 February 2012, at 02:56 pm [ID# 1327702] [reply]
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