The “Black Thug Thread”

Discussion in 'West Mall' started by Dionysus, Jul 7, 2020.

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  1. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    You may not have seen it before I deleted it, but anyone who thinks that race-baiting* is OK to be posted here, think again. We can discuss racial issues without inflammatory and contentious **** like that. The creator of the thread won’t be seen here again.

    * I’m going with the Cambridge Dictionary definition, if it’s not clear what it means.

    The act of intentionally encouraging racism or anger about issues relating to race.
     
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  2. Garmel

    Garmel 2,500+ Posts

    My apologies for posting on the thread. I see where it could have been taken in the wrong light.
     
  3. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    I never intended to be offensive either.
    I did not know that was the definition . Clearly the definition has changed
    From my Webster's Collegiate it was from thugee, the Indian cut throats who strangled their victims
    That is the definition I have been aware of all my life.
    I can't speak for the one who created the thread but it is hard to know when a defintion changes so drastically
     
  4. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    @Horn6721 I was defining “race-baiting”
     
  5. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    Oh
    sorry
    I will stay out of this
     
  6. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    Wise
     
  7. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

     
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  8. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

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  9. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

  10. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    "People of Color."
     
  11. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    What's weird is that when I was a kid, it was considered somewhat rude to refer to blacks as "colored." I'm not sure when that started to change.
     
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  12. UTChE96

    UTChE96 2,500+ Posts

    In 10 years, the term "people of color" will be considered racist. Humans like to feel that they are oppressed and will seek out a reason to feel oppressed if no true reason exists. Pity parties are very enjoyable.
     
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  13. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    Oh, duh. Should have known that. I once knew that.

    Well, if Reddit is doing that then this place is going downhill fast. They should ban all acts of aggression or whatever by anyone. It's all or nothing. Crime is crime.

    What are we fighting for?
    Don't ask me
    I don't give a damn
    It's off to Liberal land
    And it's 5-6-7-8
    Open up the pearly gates
    Whoopie
    Only some of us are gonna' die
     
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  14. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    I worked closely with a black lady in the 90's when I first moved to Austin. As we got to know each other we started talking about race issues. I won her over when I started telling her songs that I loved from the 60's and 70's. Earth Wind and Fire. The Isley Brothers. Marvin Gaye. The Spinners. The Ohio Players. That was right in her wheel house and she knew I wasn't blowing smoke because we'd sing the lyrics when she'd play it on her little CD player.

    Anyway, I heard two interesting things from her.

    1) I asked her about being called colored or black. She said she was Ebony. Ha... nice huh? She didn't seem to give a sh*t about it but understood that in demographic studies there needed to be some designation so she said black was fine with her.

    2) Her daughter was trying to go to college and she confided to me that her husband was saying college was for white people. Her daughter was the first in the family to go. My friend was very upset at her husband over all of this. Her daughter went but subsequently dropped out. Why?

    She got pregnant.

    All true. I don't know what it means...
     
  15. Monahorns

    Monahorns 2,500+ Posts

    Who started this thread?
     
  16. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Into and through the late 60s, polling showed a majority of American blacks preferred to be called colored. And it's still part of the title of the NAACP
     
  17. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    But we all are some color.
     
  18. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    At the current rate, in 10 years, it may be illegal to be white.

    We will be sent to camps and either killed or forced to breed out the white gene until it is completely gone. If this seems farcical or like the plot of a bad sci-fi movie, it is not that far from what China is doing right now to a large part of its own population. And many on the left in the US want us to move to towards the Chinese model.
     
  19. Garmel

    Garmel 2,500+ Posts

    Austin Bill.
     
  20. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    I think here they mean "Person of ..."

    POC used to mean "Piece of ..." but I think that now old-fashioned or out of step, possibly enforced by a fine of some sort.
     
  21. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    Closing the thread
     
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