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Zeke: Swearing at Women Depends on Race
AP ^ | 9-18-2007 | Pat Milton

Posted on 09/18/2007 12:04:38 PM PDT by Westlander

NEW YORK (AP) - A former New York Knicks executive at the center of a sexual harassment lawsuit repeatedly complained to a friend from work that coach Isiah Thomas had berated her with foul language, according to trial testimony Tuesday.

On the tape, the former Detroit Pistons great also said that he would find it more offensive if a white male called a black female a "bitch," than if a black male used the same term when speaking to a black female.

(Excerpt) Read more at wxyz.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Michigan; US: New York
KEYWORDS: lawsuit; swearing; thomas; women
Zeke's an idiot.
1 posted on 09/18/2007 12:04:45 PM PDT by Westlander
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To: Westlander

Oh, so what they’re saying is that black men should not be expected to have the same standards of behavior that white men should...

OK, I get it. This is what leftists call “equality”.


2 posted on 09/18/2007 12:06:57 PM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Westlander

What if a white guy called them a nappy headed ho? Would that be offensive?


3 posted on 09/18/2007 12:07:18 PM PDT by Holicheese (1-21-09 Hillary starts to destroy America!)
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To: MrB

“Oh, so what they’re saying is that black men should not be expected to have the same standards of behavior that white men should”


Affirmative Action Swearing.


4 posted on 09/18/2007 12:08:51 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (...."We're the govt, and we're here to hurt."....)
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To: Westlander
Swearing at the fair sex is ALWAYS wrong. If you feel angry at a woman, walk it off or work it out yourself. Don't take it out on her. Men are meant to be gentlemen.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

5 posted on 09/18/2007 12:09:05 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: MrB
Oh, so what they’re saying is that black men should not be expected to have the same standards of behavior that white men should...

No, that's not what "they" are saying, it's what Thomas said in his deposition. I'm not saying that this might not be a common way of thinking, just that it's not what the article said.
6 posted on 09/18/2007 12:11:32 PM PDT by contemplator (Capitalism gets no Rock Concerts)
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To: Westlander

“Zeke: Swearing at Women Depends on Race”

It’s time the double standard came out of the closet: certain political persuasions don’t think blacks should be held to the same standards as whites. It’s the basic premise of affirmative action. It’s also blatant racism.


7 posted on 09/18/2007 12:18:57 PM PDT by Spok
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To: goldstategop


Admit it, what was the first words that came to mind when you saw this?

8 posted on 09/18/2007 12:29:10 PM PDT by misterrob (Two down, 17 more til the Pats win the SB again.)
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To: misterrob
I'll take that question Alex for $200.

What is "dyke"?

9 posted on 09/18/2007 12:35:14 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (liberals suck....... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.,)
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To: misterrob

I can name that tune in four letters...


10 posted on 09/18/2007 12:35:32 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul
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To: Doctor Raoul

And we’ll see you next Tuesday!


11 posted on 09/18/2007 12:37:37 PM PDT by misterrob (Two down, 17 more til the Pats win the SB again.)
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To: Westlander
Is it me, or does Zeke sound (in terms of voice and tenor) like Louis Farrakhan when he talks?

Then again, I also think that JC Watts sounds like Dave Chappelle, which I guess makes me a "vocal racist."

12 posted on 09/18/2007 12:40:39 PM PDT by Clemenza (Rudy Giuliani, like Pesto and Seattle, belongs in the scrap heap of '90s Culture)
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To: Westlander
On the tape, the former Detroit Pistons great also said that he would find it more offensive if a white male called a black female a "bitch," than if a black male used the same term when speaking to a black female.

So I guess it's ok to greet Thomas with What's up my n****r?

13 posted on 09/18/2007 12:49:47 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Westlander

“said that he would find it more offensive if a white male called a black female a “bitch”

But only half as much if one of them were biracial.


14 posted on 09/18/2007 12:50:13 PM PDT by Augustinian monk (Peace if possible, truth at all costs- Martin Luther)
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To: Westlander

He never got over the White man Larry Bird stealing that pass!


15 posted on 09/18/2007 12:52:41 PM PDT by ustanker (Secure the border!)
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To: misterrob
Admit it, what was the first words that came to mind when you saw this?

I'm definately guilty - and I just remembered that Hillary is married to the first black POTUS. I am a real bastard.

16 posted on 09/18/2007 12:52:58 PM PDT by ghost of nixon
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To: misterrob

Hitler.


17 posted on 09/18/2007 12:53:43 PM PDT by Tolkien (There are things more important than Peace. Freedom being one of those.)
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To: Westlander

Man, I use to love this guy. I patterned my game on his and thought he was great. Knew someone from Detroit who had met him too and said he was a good guy.

Thought the worst it would get was with the erratic GM work of the Knicks.
But this is just looking far worse.

Even with the revelation of the woman’s “side business” and phony business expenses, the tide is going against him.


18 posted on 09/18/2007 12:56:12 PM PDT by romanesq
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To: Westlander

More proof why I hate professional sports. Way too much social engineering, commie lib commentators, racial double standards, and gangstas infesting the field/court/ring/whatever.


19 posted on 09/18/2007 1:04:07 PM PDT by lormand
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To: lormand
More proof why I hate professional sports.

Professional sports is just like professional sex: there's no love involved and it's all about the money!

20 posted on 09/18/2007 1:11:56 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: misterrob

>Admit it, what was the first words that came to mind when you saw this?

Argh! No! Take it away! I promise I’ll be good!


21 posted on 09/18/2007 1:25:49 PM PDT by Frank L
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To: MrB

I think he’s saying that between blacks, the term bitch is as much an expression of affection as it is any sort of insult.


22 posted on 09/18/2007 1:35:53 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Old Professer

Really, I don’t care if they think it is a term of affection.

We have standards for civilized behavior, and that isn’t up to those standards, no matter what color mouth it comes out of.


23 posted on 09/18/2007 1:43:53 PM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: misterrob
I'm tempted to say it but Jim Rob would yank my account in a heartbeat. Hillary may be no lady but I still know how to watch my language. Certain things should NEVER be uttered in the earshot of women and children.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

24 posted on 09/18/2007 1:47:19 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
Men are meant to be gentlemen.

To a point.
If a woman slugs me, she's going down, hard.

25 posted on 09/18/2007 1:49:25 PM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Dick Vomer
How's this?


26 posted on 09/18/2007 1:54:25 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: goldstategop

Unfortunately, women stopped being ladies with the sexual revolution. They want to do all the “man” things, but suffer none of the tradeoffs. This is esp. true in the Black community.


27 posted on 09/18/2007 2:04:32 PM PDT by Clock King (Bring the noise!)
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To: Westlander

It is time for Thomas to go. According to him, a black woman has no viable complaint if she is insulted by a black man, but has one if insulted in the same way by a white man. What the heck is wrong with his brain? Yes, definitely time for him to go!


28 posted on 09/18/2007 3:02:31 PM PDT by Continental Soldier
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To: Continental Soldier
It is time for Thomas to go. According to him, a black woman has no viable complaint if she is insulted by a black man, but has one if insulted in the same way by a white man. What the heck is wrong with his brain?

The same thing that's always been wrong with Isiah Thomas's brain: racism. Don't forget that when he was with the Pistons, Isiah said that Larry Bird was only made MVP because he was white.

29 posted on 09/18/2007 5:17:11 PM PDT by Dahoser (America's great untapped alternative energy source: The Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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