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  • GeordieDS
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    Originally posted by narl View Post
    Meaning what exactly?
    I was joking obviously........but you not getting it makes me feel a tad uncomfortable
    Last edited by GeordieDS; 13 December 2012, 02:32 AM.

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  • SouthPaw
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    Originally posted by narl View Post
    Meaning what exactly?
    From what i gather he's implying Irish people are raging alcoholics who are all brain dead! A tad racist if you ask me

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  • narl
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    Originally posted by GeordieDS View Post


    *He is Irish so it's only a probably


    Meaning what exactly?

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  • RocketRoy1983
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    So Mark Allen feels he can be a spokesperson on behalf of the players? Not sure if he's the best candidate (Being hot headed) but I do like the kid. He's got something about him and the main reason is because he's a great player to watch.

    As I said in the Selby thread he may not be everyone's cup of tea but that's a good thing for the game.

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  • damienlch
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    Originally posted by Giggity1984 View Post
    Ok, I think I agree with that. A very subtle difference, but, an important one. I've definitley learnt something today!

    Funny that in our game the black ball is far superior to the white ball. lol.
    Originally posted by nrage View Post
    I dunno.. that white ball is forever pushing the other balls around What a bully!
    Are we going into this again so soon? I'm still hurting over the yellow ball having the least points amongst the colours.

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  • pottr
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    I was going to link that earlier Steve

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  • vmax4steve
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    Log on to youtube and check out a Chris Rock video Black People VS. Niggaz

    I would link to it but as it contains AN AWFUL LOT OF SWEARING I would be banned.

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  • nrage
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    Originally posted by Giggity1984 View Post
    Ok, I think I agree with that. A very subtle difference, but, an important one. I've definitley learnt something today!

    Funny that in our game the black ball is far superior to the white ball. lol.
    I dunno.. that white ball is forever pushing the other balls around What a bully!

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  • Giggity1984
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    Originally posted by nrage View Post
    There is less sting because there is no implication of superiority (definition #1 of racism on dictionary.com). If a white person says it then (historically) they may be implying the black person is inferior in some way. If a black person says it, they can't be implying that, instead they may be using it because they know it hurts (like in Gerry's example).
    Ok, I think I agree with that. A very subtle difference, but, an important one. I've definitley learnt something today!

    Funny that in our game the black ball is far superior to the white ball. lol.

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  • nrage
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    Originally posted by Giggity1984 View Post
    True. But believe me, some of the rap songs I listen to, the rapper in question is being derogatory to another rapper (for example). It does seem to have much less sting then if a white person said it.
    There is less sting because there is no implication of superiority (definition #1 of racism on dictionary.com). If a white person says it then (historically) they may be implying the black person is inferior in some way. If a black person says it, they can't be implying that, instead they may be using it because they know it hurts (like in Gerry's example).

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  • nrage
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    Originally posted by Gerry Armstrong View Post
    I'm sorry but that can't possibly be right. If a fat person wearing glasses calls someone else "fat speccy four eyes" you can't say it's not meant to be offensive to the 2nd person even though the 1st person could well be described as being one too?

    The same goes for the N word i.e. you can't possibly assume there is no intent to imply anything or be offensive based on the colour of the skin of the person saying it.
    True. Intent is still everything. All I meant to show was that people assume intent differently in each case. In one case (black->black) you would reasonably assume no ill intent, but in the other it's less clear. In your example it's clear the intent is to cause insult/harm - except perhaps if the two are friends and it's some kind of inside joke.

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  • Giggity1984
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    Originally posted by Gerry Armstrong View Post
    I'm sorry but that can't possibly be right. If a fat person wearing glasses calls someone else "fat speccy four eyes" you can't say it's not meant to be offensive to the 2nd person even though the 1st person could well be described as being one too?

    The same goes for the N word i.e. you can't possibly assume there is no intent to imply anything or be offensive based on the colour of the skin of the person saying it.
    I'm not saying it is "right" but it does appear to be the case. I agree with you that everyone should be equal in how they are treated, but I think the N word shows that it isn't that black and white(no pun intended). A black rapper can call out another black rapper and absolutley portray his hatred for him using a string of N words in the process on a song that is committed to the public realm through the release of his/her album. However, I won't even type the word here for fear of it's repurcussions. I think that speak volumes. It ain't fair, but it's the way it is.

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  • Gerry Armstrong
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    I'm sorry but that can't possibly be right. If a fat person wearing glasses calls someone else "fat speccy four eyes" you can't say it's not meant to be offensive to the 2nd person even though the 1st person could well be described as being one too?

    The same goes for the N word i.e. you can't possibly assume there is no intent to imply anything or be offensive based on the colour of the skin of the person saying it.

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  • Giggity1984
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    Originally posted by nrage View Post
    Ahh, but of course a black rapper can say it, he/she is clearly not implying any additional derogatory meaning as that would make no sense. If anyone else says it, you can't be entirely sure - unless you know them, or can tell from tone of voice, context, etc.
    True. But believe me, some of the rap songs I listen to, the rapper in question is being derogatory to another rapper (for example). It does seem to have much less sting then if a white person said it.

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  • nrage
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    Originally posted by Giggity1984 View Post
    I've always been confused with the "N" word. Black rappers drop it every other word in their rhymes, surely there should be no stigma anymore?! But, alas, we do have to be careful. I won't type it either for fear of the backlash. lol.
    Ahh, but of course a black rapper can say it, he/she is clearly not implying any additional derogatory meaning as that would make no sense. If anyone else says it, you can't be entirely sure - unless you know them, or can tell from tone of voice, context, etc.

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