Skip to comments.This Actually Happened: CNN Panel Debates ‘N-Word vs. Cracker: Which Is Worse?’
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 Jeantels 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 segments 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 peoples 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 segments own title clearly spells out one word while purposely avoiding spelling out the other?
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What about Hymie? /s
Democrats have always been racist
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.
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.
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.
I wonder if it had been Zimmerman calling Martin a creepy-ass nigger what word would have been censored?
I love being called a cracker. That gives me license to call the epithet launcher a nigger (Oops, I meant n-word).
stupid discussion given they aren’t even saying one of the words they’re debating.
I’m not up on my Jewish slurs. I’ll defer to Jessie Jackson Sr.
is wmf the worstest??
“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.
Crackas ain’t “offended” by their derogatory name. So the ther one must be worse.
How about Jesus?? Apparently you can’t say that in our schools
Feh. Just stick with “poopyhead” ;-)
Reminds me of this song:
White boy is worse than cracka.
Now THAT is a GREAT POINT!
Uh huh...... Not buying your guilt trip!
How ‘bout “Zipperhead”? Is “Zipperhead” OK?
Forget Jesse Jackson!
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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
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.
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.
Normal protocol is a punch in the face and then buy him a pint. ;-)
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.
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.
How do I change my FR name to No-Limit-Cracka?
Hmmm. N-word, or C-word. Tough choice.
Affirmative action is institutionalized and governmentally sanctioned discrimination based on race. So, you’re mistaken.
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.
That's your standard?
How do you feel 'bout the hebes, chinks, gooks, kurkals and 'skins?
By the Democratic party. ahem. ahem.
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.
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.
“....There is no racial bigotry here. I do not look down on niggers, kikes, wops or greasers. Here you are all equally worthless.....”
Did these commies discuss any other epithets?
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:
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.
It's sad but true.
Give it time.
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