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To: wardaddy

“Negro should not be considered offensive....”


I’m still not exactly sure WHY or HOW it’s offensive. That’s why I was quite dumbfounded when they warned me afterwards to be careful saying that amongst non-friends. It’s still used as an example, like I said, of my alleged audacity. Whether it’s actually audacious or not... who knows?


19 posted on 05/24/2013 10:31:09 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans
Because "Negro" was the most common term (other than Ni**er) up until the late '50s or early '60s, and is therefore associated with the more oppressive attitude towards blacks at the time. The assumption is that using that word means you automatically prefer the social mores of that era.

The permutations of what is, and is not, offensive when referring to ethnicity like that is myriad. And what makes it funny is that it is, ultimately, the actions of that particular ethnic background that eventually turn each euphemism into an offensive term, so then the ever-pandering left has to find a new one.


26 posted on 05/24/2013 11:18:18 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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