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Is being accused of racism the new insult or threat?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Batesmotel, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. My neighbor called the police on me Sunday for yelling racial slurs at him. Filipino's must have a different definition of racial slurs than me, all I did was call him a F'ing pig.:rofl:

    Same pig has stood in his front yard on a Sunday morning and yelled 'RACIST" at me.
     
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  2. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    People who throw that term around are usually the worst racist.
     

  3. JBUS

    JBUS I'mHellaJelly!

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    I get called one at least once a week.

    I've found people will drop it because they don't get what they want, they want to "scare" you into giving in or they think it's justification for them going to jail/being stopped/cops coming to their apartment/house/duplex.

    I've stoppe cars not even knowing what race the occupant(s) are.

    Immediatly upon contact its "you stopped me because I'm (insert race)"

    I tend to laugh at people when I hear it.
     
  4. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Clearly racist :supergrin:
     
  5. tantrix

    tantrix J'aimeLouisiane

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    I do too...but not because I'm a minority, I just don't have any "white guilt".
     
  6. frizz

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    Liar liar pants on fire!

    You sensed their race and went after them because they were (insert minority here).


    Kidding, of course. But I wouldn't be surprised if you have heard something like this.
     
  7. Gills63

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    It happens to a lot of people for a lot of reasons. I tend to tell people that I hate them for who they are not their race.

    Side story... In college I used to work at a Liquor Store in a big city. I had regular customers of all races, social standing, etc. I once asked for ids from a black couple. Well they got all mad and started calling me a rascist, etc, etc.

    Several very large rough looking black regulars were waiting in line while this was going. They "politely" told the irate customers that they needed to back off and that they had no right to talk to me that way. Pretty cool situation. I jokingly asked the regulars if I could get a recording of what they said for future use.

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  8. badge315

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    Black people who want to piss and moan about slavery and discrimination can kiss the whitest part of my ass. Unlike my people, they were never systematically rounded up for extermination. If they want to call me a racist fine...like I give a crap what a bunch of anti-Semites think. :tongueout:
     
  9. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

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  10. tantrix

    tantrix J'aimeLouisiane

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    Wooo...you saw a black card, and raised them a Jew card. Well played, sir. :supergrin:
     
  11. I was called a racist (and a redneck) in college because I said that race made no difference and we should treat everybody the same...:rofl:

    On the other hand, the people accusing me of "racism" were people who had a different "formula" for everybody and categorized people by race.
    Yet they weren't racists (according to them)... :rofl:
     
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  12. Clutch Cargo

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    It was a weapon used by the lazy negro airmen in the late 70s Air Force. The regular black guys who did their job didn't need a crutch
     
  13. Actually, no its not harder to use the racist card on a minority. Racists can be any color, and in my own PERSONAL experiences, I have seen many more racists who were minorites than not.

    RANT

    While I was a kid, I despised one of my uncles because he was always spouting racist crap and was always griping about blacks/mexicans/women/gays. I hated to be around him. Growing up I had friends who were minorities, and I disliked racists. Now as a middle aged white male, I have started to realize that blacks are the most racist group.

    When I was fifteen, I went to live with my dad in a black neighborhood. I went to a mostly black high school that first year. While walking to/from school, I was frequently attacked and had to learn how to fight pretty fast. If I wasn't attacked on any given day, I at least had people making racist remarks to me.

    I have been a victim of reverse discrimination, and it cost me. I was told straight up by a supervisor who sat on the board that decided who was going to be meritoriously advanced (Navy CAP) that the other guy was chosen because he was a minority and his advancement exam scores were much lower than mine and they didn't think he would get advanced on his own. It didn't matter to them that I studied constantly. I carried index cards around in my back pocket and if I had a spare moment, I studied. He got advanced and got payed a year before I did because of his race. Yes I did make it on my own which I am proud of, but did he really deserve to get a years difference in pay for being mediocre?

    I have had minorities say things that were absolutely false and I could prove it, but I was called racist for disagreeing.

    One black guy I worked with in the Navy (we were the same rank and were peers) at one point refused to talk to me because "I was holding him back". One night at sea, we got the call for flight deck troubleshooters (H-60 helos). We grabbed our tools and took off running through the ship to get to the flight deck. He was ahead of me while we were running to the flight deck. Nobody could see us hustling to get there. Once we get to the flight deck where EVERYONE could see us, he stopped running while I kept on. (You know the value of hustling or "chop chop" if you've been in the military.) Because I kept on going and got there first instead of be-bopping my way to the helo, he said I jumped in front of him and didn't give him a chance, so I "held him back".

    Up until about a year ago I was working with two black guys in a shop with a total of 6 people. Two of us white boys got awards for going above and beyond. After that, we kept hearing those two talking smack about racism like they didn't know we were in the room. The thing is that while we were working our butts off, these two were surfing porn on the internet while others answered a higher number of calls, and one was conducting personal business on company time with company resources. Both eventually got fired after being given MANY more chances and warnings than our employer has ever given any white person.

    The majority of the people who have been rude to me in public or in traffic have been black.

    These are only a very few of my experiences with racist minorities who felt a sense of entitlement. I don't want to turn this post into a book.

    Yes, there are trash of every color, but the vast majority of the racists I have been in contact with in my lifetime have been black.

    /RANT
     
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  14. janice6

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    Racism is an excuse, a crutch. It is used by minorities and "white", or Northern European, alike.

    The purpose of claiming racism in modern society is to demean another, and nothing more. Most of the time it has no basis in fact. Mostly it is just a slur used against someone that had opinions different from someone else.

    It is used to try to deflate an argument, and to personalize the attack, because a person claiming it either wants something, or disagrees with something, yet has come up with no counterpoint.

    I believe in trying to get the best performer regardless of personal characteristics. I have seen high performers in color, of any shade, and of Northern Europeans. I have also seen lack of performance by each.

    The way to eliminate racism is to simply quit using the term. No reference to race or color should be on any paperwork. Work history, previous performance and education, should be documented.

    If aggrieved by the accusation of racism, and proof exists, the courts have recourse to stop it within the power of the law. The courts will not eliminate racism (but may actually further aggravate it); however it is a legal recourse.

    Racism claims exist because someone believes they have less, because of the actions of another. They feel it is certainly through no fault of their own. It is now used to acquire something that is desired, not to point out the existence of a real problem.

    I agree with the posting that you don't have to be any particular color to be a P***k, they come in all colors and sizes. You just have to stop using racism as a crutch, and start worrying about competency, honesty and responsibility instead.

    I do not believe in "original sin" either, by religion, or history. The past is gone. Get on with the present and future. Punishing for past perceptions is not a valid excuse for driving the future. Progress is the means of changing the future.

    Some "cultures" see no value in honesty, education and working. Until that changes, racism will be the excuse.

    Promoting the use of unsubstantiated claims of racism is a means to stagnate the future. It will ensure the present will not change.
     
  15. larry_minn

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    I have to agree with this. I am often amazed at folks who scream "Racist" If they ever listen to themselves.
     
  16. repooc

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    Beware the Thought Police are everywhere.
     
  17. ppicasso

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    I once not long ago pulled over a guy at night for driving without tail lights. As I approached the driver's door it opened. After a moment of tense conversation, I asked the guy why he didn't just open the window. He told me it was because he had just gotten the windows tinted. He then asked me why I stopped him. I told him it was because he had no tail lights. He called B.S. and said it was because he was black and I had nothing better to do than stop black people in white neighborhoods. I pointed out the neighborhood (spanish/haitian) and told him he was Haitian (he had recently immigrated from Haiti) and he didn't count as black and his windows were tinted illegally. Yes I later got in a little trouble for saying that. He said almost nothing after that, got his ticket annnnnnd later complained on me.

    This brings me to my point, I see the label of rasist being brought against people for the rasist's benefit. In this case, a person of color that has been in this country for less than 3 months is using a term that for him has no meaning in his country. He was using it in an attempt to benefit from it.

    I'm far from being a rasist, but I am prejudiced to the point that I pre-judge sometimes based on appearance for my safety.

    If I were rasist then my American/vietnamese wife would have an issue with it. Especially since she is (black) American/Vietnamese, and gorgeous!
     
  18. RGbiker

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    As a supervisor in a Pennsylvania Correctional facility just outside Philadelphia, part of my duties involved coercing/asking/ordering junior officers to report to work on time or to cease their abuse of sick leave.

    Of course, to the Union and the offending officers (Insert color) I dealt with....I was labeled a Racist.......:upeyes:
     
  19. Hef

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    I've heard that BS before.
     
  20. Andy W

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    Yes it is. In class we were having a discussion the other day and one guy said something pretty ignorant but not racist by any means. Then this wierd little debate team guy starts ripping into him in his lispy annoying voice about how racist he was. He was qucikly laughed away by the whole class though. So yes "racist" is the new buzzword for liberals when they don't like something you say but can't articulate why they disagree with you.