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This Actually Happened: CNN Panel Debates N-Word vs. Cracker: Which Is Worse?
Mediaite.com ^ | 12:46 pm, July 2nd, 2013 | Andrew Kirell

Posted on 07/02/2013 5:17:59 PM PDT by drewh

With the frenzy surrounding the George Zimmerman trial continually growing, CNN last night hosted a panel discussion on the use of the derogatory “n-word” versus “cracker,” asking “Which is worse?” in light of star witness Rachel Jeantel‘s claim that the late Trayvon Martin said he was being followed by a “crazy-ass cracker” the night of his own murder.

Don Lemon, who has taken up the mantle of exploring the “n-word” and its ramifications on CNN this past week, played moderator to the debate featuring Marc Lamont Hill, actor LeVar Burton, musician Wynton Marsalis, activist Tim Wise, editor Michael Skolnik, and filmmaker Rochelle Oliver.

Despite the segment’s open-ended question headline, the panelists all seemed to agree that the “n-word” is far worse than “cracker,” given the fact that “black and white are not the same,” and one has a deep history rooted in oppression whereas the other derogatory phrase references white people’s position of power.

Although the segment aimed in earnest for a serious discussion on the two phrases, Twitter comments indicate the the premise left many wondering: What more was needed to be said when the segment’s own title clearly spells out one word while purposely avoiding spelling out the other?

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1 posted on 07/02/2013 5:17:59 PM PDT by drewh
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To: smokingfrog

What about Hymie? /s


3 posted on 07/02/2013 5:20:30 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: drewh
Let me guess. Being the democrats that they are over at cnn they will conclude that the "N word" is worst because the "colored people are inferior to the normal white people" so it's okay to call the "white normal people" names because everybody knows the "white normal folks" are much stronger and more advanced in the human evolution and know how to take criticism.

Democrats have always been racist

4 posted on 07/02/2013 5:21:49 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: drewh

Nigger is far worse than cracker due to the history. There is no question. Anyone who denies has a severe case of persecution complex. Blacks have been truly institutionally persecuted, whites have not been.


5 posted on 07/02/2013 5:22:16 PM PDT by sagar
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To: mylife
point taken!


6 posted on 07/02/2013 5:22:31 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

So I guess fag is worse than cracker too. How ‘bout raghead and muzzie? The rocket scientists on the CNN “panel” need to hit them all so we’ll have the scoop on this stuff. This stuff is important. Especially now that we’ve got Whitey the Liberal out there playing the race card all of the time.


7 posted on 07/02/2013 5:22:47 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Former member of the GOP useful idiot voter base.)
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To: drewh

Heh. My comment from last Friday upon reading some goof-ball’s commentary where he wrote “creepy-a.. - cracker” with the middle word censored in his article.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3036993/posts?page=12#12

“creepy-a— cracker,”

I wonder if it had been Zimmerman calling Martin a “creepy-ass nigger” what word would have been censored?


8 posted on 07/02/2013 5:22:56 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: drewh

I love being called a cracker. That gives me license to call the epithet launcher a nigger (Oops, I meant n-word).


9 posted on 07/02/2013 5:23:16 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: drewh

stupid discussion given they aren’t even saying one of the words they’re debating.


10 posted on 07/02/2013 5:23:51 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: tsowellfan
Only Don Lemon knows if the N-Word is worse than cracker.


11 posted on 07/02/2013 5:24:16 PM PDT by drewh
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To: mylife

I’m not up on my Jewish slurs. I’ll defer to Jessie Jackson Sr.


12 posted on 07/02/2013 5:24:43 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: drewh

is wmf the worstest??


13 posted on 07/02/2013 5:26:04 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“This stuff is important.”

It would be helpful if they could print them all out on a wallet-sized card too.

There was some guy on TV last night (reporter - not some comedian!) with two index cards. And asking which words were okay to use.

One had nigga written on it, the other had nigger.


14 posted on 07/02/2013 5:26:59 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: drewh

Crackas ain’t “offended” by their derogatory name. So the ther one must be worse.


15 posted on 07/02/2013 5:27:16 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Goodbye America. Glad the majority of my years were spent during the good days.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

How about Jesus?? Apparently you can’t say that in our schools


16 posted on 07/02/2013 5:27:25 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: drewh

Feh. Just stick with “poopyhead” ;-)


17 posted on 07/02/2013 5:27:54 PM PDT by TheBigB (Al Sharpton would scream racism at a bowl of Cheerios.)
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To: drewh

Reminds me of this song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJuL-9Y00l8


18 posted on 07/02/2013 5:28:12 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: drewh

White boy is worse than cracka.


19 posted on 07/02/2013 5:28:31 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Goodbye America. Glad the majority of my years were spent during the good days.)
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To: drewh
What are words for? 4:31
20 posted on 07/02/2013 5:28:40 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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To: Sacajaweau

Now THAT is a GREAT POINT!


21 posted on 07/02/2013 5:29:00 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Former member of the GOP useful idiot voter base.)
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To: sagar
"Blacks have been truly institutionally persecuted, whites have not been."

Uh huh...... Not buying your guilt trip!

22 posted on 07/02/2013 5:29:59 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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To: mylife

How ‘bout “Zipperhead”? Is “Zipperhead” OK?


23 posted on 07/02/2013 5:30:23 PM PDT by misanthrope (Liberalism; it is not unthinking ignorance, it is malignant evil.)
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To: drewh
Word Association - Chevy Chase and Richard Pryor
24 posted on 07/02/2013 5:31:51 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: smokingfrog

Forget Jesse Jackson!

June 9 2013 - Video: Jerry Lewis Freestyle Raps ...IN YIDDISH!!!

http://www.tmz.com/2013/06/09/jerry-lewis-rapping-yiddish-video/


25 posted on 07/02/2013 5:32:32 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: drewh

Liberal logic..its OK to call white people crackers because they deserve it..blacks can call white people whatever the heck they want to because they are “victims” of the white man


26 posted on 07/02/2013 5:32:41 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: sagar
Blacks have been truly institutionally persecuted, whites have not been.

The Irish have. Worse than you can imagine throughout history. Still, you can call me a mick, a clover, a hibe, a mucker, a paddy, a shant, whatever...and I'll laugh in your face. Maybe punch it. Maybe buy you a drink. Maybe both.

27 posted on 07/02/2013 5:34:53 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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I used to live in central Florida, and the negroes at my school would on average, call me a cracker 100 times a day; I refuse to ride the bus because these negroes would smoke pot, cigarettes, stomp on the floor; yell and scream, drink booze, and disrespect the bus driver and every “cracker” they thought they could intimidate without consequence. To say that Cracker is less offensive than nigger is offensive. That slug negro on the witness stand at the Zimmerman trial is the problem, she can only mumble while giving her street attitude-—sick young hag, and has a 3rd grade at best, education which her parent (single welfare porker mom) should be made to pay the difference, since she clearly took up 9 grades of space someone else’s rear could have inhabited.


28 posted on 07/02/2013 5:39:39 PM PDT by Joshua Marcus
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To: Sirius Lee

Normal protocol is a punch in the face and then buy him a pint. ;-)


29 posted on 07/02/2013 5:40:21 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Sirius Lee
Still, you can call me a mick, a clover, a hibe, a mucker, a paddy, a shant, whatever...and I'll laugh in your face.

Yes, but a liberal would claim it's because "you are white, normal and black people are not".

We can call you a stupid Irishman and we can all laugh because every liberal knows you're not black, that you're actually white so it's not possible for you to be stupid.

If somebody says to you "hey, is that your $10 bill on the ground there?" and you look but nothing's there and we all laugh. It's okay. Just a joke. You're a grown-up.

But if you hand a baby the baby bottle and the baby goes to grab it and you take it way. People will say, "oh how mean. Teasing the poor helpless little baby".

CNN and liberals see the black race as helpless and needing the "white superior race" in order to survive.

30 posted on 07/02/2013 5:43:49 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: drewh
Neither.
Both words have meaning, and should be used when the definition of "said word" fits the description of the person's action whom the word is directed toward.
There are times when shamming a person is the appropriate action, in order to change that person's behavior.

Now ... let the sparks fly !!!
31 posted on 07/02/2013 5:45:05 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: sagar
Nigger is far worse than cracker due to the history. There is no question. Anyone who denies has a severe case of persecution complex. Blacks have been truly institutionally persecuted, whites have not been.

That is an affirmative action statement, and I beg to differ. Is it also worse to commit any other offense against a black person than a white person, on the grounds that blacks have suffered more offenses than whites in the past? No. All similar offenses are equal, regardless of their targets' particular identities.

Any racially-derogatory epithet should be equally frowned upon if we are to preserve a civil and just society. To have lower standards for one group and higher standards for another is patronizing at best and discriminatory at worst. Free people should live by the same rules in a just society.

32 posted on 07/02/2013 5:46:13 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: drewh

How do I change my FR name to No-Limit-Cracka?


33 posted on 07/02/2013 5:46:52 PM PDT by MNDude (Sorry for typos. Probably written on a smartphone, and I have big clumsy fingers.)
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To: drewh

Hmmm. N-word, or C-word. Tough choice.


34 posted on 07/02/2013 5:47:20 PM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: sagar

Affirmative action is institutionalized and governmentally sanctioned discrimination based on race. So, you’re mistaken.


35 posted on 07/02/2013 5:49:22 PM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: tsowellfan
Yes, but a liberal would claim it's because "you are white, normal and black people are not".

So then either liberals are racists or blacks are inferior.

Since I know Africans possessed of very high intelligence and work ethics that would make a Calvinist blush with shame, I don't think it is the latter.

Perhaps it is a consequence of liberals whose policies, steeped in racism, seem to reward ignorance and sloth and thereby perpetuate it.

I don't think it would be out of bounds to suggest that the DNC operates a high tech plantation.

36 posted on 07/02/2013 5:51:08 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: rawcatslyentist
Nigger is far worse than cracker due to the history.

That's your standard?

How do you feel 'bout the hebes, chinks, gooks, kurkals and 'skins?

37 posted on 07/02/2013 5:51:10 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: rawcatslyentist

By the Democratic party. ahem. ahem.


38 posted on 07/02/2013 5:54:07 PM PDT by RC one
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To: sagar

They are both only words. One uses it to communicate, one hears it and infers the meaning, and makes judgements about, the speaker. If you want a fight you can always find a reason.


39 posted on 07/02/2013 5:56:50 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: HerrBlucher
How about Hair - Colored Spade?
40 posted on 07/02/2013 6:00:02 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: drewh
Why not ask Osama Obama.He's half nigga and half cracker.One would think he's be insulted by both words.But then,other than his “typical white person” grandmother and his white mother who did *not*,in fact,die because of a heartless insurance company I'm sure that he thinks that nigga is much,much,much,*much* worse.
41 posted on 07/02/2013 6:01:07 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: drewh

A bog-trotting, mackeral-snapping, nickle-nosed spear-chucker?
I don’t even like to think about that Frankenstein monster.
But he/it sounds pretty fearsome.


42 posted on 07/02/2013 6:10:11 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: drewh

“....There is no racial bigotry here. I do not look down on niggers, kikes, wops or greasers. Here you are all equally worthless.....”


43 posted on 07/02/2013 6:21:46 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: drewh

Did these commies discuss any other epithets?


44 posted on 07/02/2013 6:30:17 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: drewh
To African-Americans the word “cracker” carries the same force of hate as the N-word. I have been called “cracker” on occasions by black people since I was a child. It was always delivered in a tone of contempt.

I grew up in Florida where “cracker” refers to natives of Georgia and Florida. It was a neutral term like “spade” used to be before it wasn't. (Cracker is a rough equivalent to “coon ass” which refers to Louisiana natives.) English cattlemen immigrated to Georgia and Florida beginning in the early 1800’s attracted by the abundant grasslands and mild winters. Some authorities say the word “cracker” arose because these English immigrants pounded—or “cracked”—dry corn into meal rather than grinding it. I was always told it was because these cattlemen carried long bullwhips to herd and cut their cattle. Hence the name “cracker.” The other day I read some columnist in the Washington Post saying “cracker” can be traced back to one of Shakespeare's plays. That may have some etymological validity but I'm pretty sure the folks who have called me “cracker” weren't the type to study Shakespeare or Elizabethan slang.

Link below has a much more scholarly view than I can offer:

http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-552

45 posted on 07/02/2013 6:33:23 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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46 posted on 07/02/2013 6:37:09 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: drewh

Who is the drooling idiot bucktoothed white fool with the shaved head?

“White people are not the subject or racism.”

Even that moron doesn’t believe what he is saying.


47 posted on 07/02/2013 6:41:20 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (The Buck Stops Over There.)
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To: smokingfrog
I've always said, you don't have to be black to be a nigger.

It's sad but true.

48 posted on 07/02/2013 6:42:01 PM PDT by A Cyrenian (I'll listen if you know how to change the tide.)
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To: sagar

Give it time.


49 posted on 07/02/2013 6:45:54 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: drewh


50 posted on 07/02/2013 6:47:45 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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