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Charles Barkley: 'Thug,' 'Street Cred' New 'N-words'
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Posted on 02/24/2014 12:34:28 PM PST by chessplayer

NBA Hall of Famer and TNT commentator Charles Barkley said on Friday that he believes "thug" and "street cred" are racial slurs that are equivalent to the "N-word."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: athletes; blackmales; charlesbarkley; insistentvictims; nword; racistbarkley; slur; streetcred; thug
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Yeah,,,whites have NEVER been called thugs. Barkley,,,just another racist, race baiting, plantation dwelling pile of crap.
1 posted on 02/24/2014 12:34:28 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Yep


2 posted on 02/24/2014 12:35:21 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: chessplayer

The use of the terms “thug” and “street cred” were started by the black, hip-hop and rap culture. Same with “gansta”.

So, Sir Charles, look to your own kind for your accusations.


3 posted on 02/24/2014 12:36:43 PM PST by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: chessplayer

He should stick to basketball...

Wait? was that racist?


4 posted on 02/24/2014 12:36:50 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: chessplayer
"Barkley,,,just another racist, race baiting, plantation dwelling pile of crap."

You hit the nail on the head, or you nailed the chief race baiter. . . .

5 posted on 02/24/2014 12:37:29 PM PST by DeaconRed (ZERO:THE Money For Nothing KING: The little faggot has his own jet airplane. He is a millionaire! !)
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To: chessplayer

barkley is also a racist word... once you open this door it will NEVER close.


6 posted on 02/24/2014 12:37:41 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: chessplayer

Sir Charles, thug is an equal opportunity term for any sub human, who has zero respect for others and property of others.


7 posted on 02/24/2014 12:38:20 PM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obozo Care is a Trinity of Lies! Obozo Care is probably a serious Black Swan event.)
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To: chessplayer

You know, we wouldn’t want to take a chance of using the new N-Word, so I propose we add “Barkley” to the Words That Mush Not Be Spoken list.

Sorry, Charlie!


8 posted on 02/24/2014 12:38:20 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: chessplayer

So, does this make Al Capone “the first black president”?

Chaz...you try so hard to be culturally relevant but, even Rachel Jeantel can see through you.


9 posted on 02/24/2014 12:38:36 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: rjsimmon

Thug comes from the Thuggee cult that was a brutal off shoot (involving strangulation) of Hinduism.
It originated in India.


10 posted on 02/24/2014 12:39:54 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd

Got that. I was speaking to the more colloquial use in the hip-hop genre.


11 posted on 02/24/2014 12:41:55 PM PST by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: GeronL

I prefer “yutes”.


12 posted on 02/24/2014 12:43:11 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: MrEdd
Thug comes from the Thuggee cult that was a brutal off shoot (involving strangulation) of Hinduism. It originated in India.

So keep your Indophobia to yourself, Barkley. :-)

13 posted on 02/24/2014 12:43:36 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: WayneS
He should stick to basketball...

Wait? was that racist?

Only when referring to Midnight Basketball.

14 posted on 02/24/2014 12:44:57 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: WayneS
“Wait? was that racist?”

As usual, Wayne, that depends.

If you are black or brown, you are not - indeed cannot - think, say, or do anything racist. So go ahead and talk basketball.

On the other hand, if you are a white honkey cracker gringo, you are most definitely racist by mere mention of the sport. Or anything else for that matter.

15 posted on 02/24/2014 12:45:20 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: chessplayer

What’s wrong with the “n-word”? Those who should be offended by it use it freely.


16 posted on 02/24/2014 12:45:33 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Salamander

WhaYutealkingbout?


17 posted on 02/24/2014 12:46:19 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: chessplayer

Charles “I am not a role model” Barkley.


18 posted on 02/24/2014 12:46:22 PM PST by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: chessplayer

merriam-webster thug:

Hindi & Urdu hag, literally, thief
First Known Use 1810

Related to THUG

Synonyms bully, gangbanger, gangsta, gangster, goon, gorilla, hood, hooligan, mobster, mug, plug-ugly, punk, roughneck, rowdy, ruffian, hoodlum, tough, toughie (also toughy), yob [British], yobbo [British]

Related Wordscutthroat, scoundrel, villain; assassin, bandit, bravo, brigand, criminal, crook, desperado, felon, gunman, highwayman, lawbreaker, mafioso, malefactor, offender, outlaw, perp, perpetrator, pirate; pickpocket, racketeer, robber, swindler, thief, vandal; juvenile delinquent, tearaway [British]


19 posted on 02/24/2014 12:46:38 PM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obozo Care is a Trinity of Lies! Obozo Care is probably a serious Black Swan event.)
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To: GeronL
Years ago Rush Limbaugh did the right thing by disassociating himself from that thoroughly evil creature. And yes, the loudmouth, barely-articulate, eubonics-speaking, drunk, Barkley, is a thug and a vile racist.


20 posted on 02/24/2014 12:47:13 PM PST by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: chessplayer
Thug will be dropped as Bill Clinton called Obama a “Chicago Thug” before the election.
21 posted on 02/24/2014 12:48:08 PM PST by mountainlion
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To: chessplayer

Thug is not a racial slur. It’s a religious slur against the followers of the Goddess Kali. /s


22 posted on 02/24/2014 12:48:39 PM PST by Hugin
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To: chessplayer
That's just turrible!
23 posted on 02/24/2014 12:49:32 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: chessplayer
Understand.....white people are not allowed to say ANYTHING about black people.......ever. Now even Whitney's speech must be segregated.
24 posted on 02/24/2014 12:50:46 PM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: chessplayer

I am a Christian (not a very good one, but a sinner saved by grace)

I know that God created us all in his own image, and I also know if I thought differently I would have no hope of ever seeing the Kingdom of God.

Having said that, I am nevertheless called a racist at times

Sometimes I have some pretty negative things to say about Obama, or the ALL Black Church, notice I just said the “ALL Black Church” NOT the millions of wonderful Blacks that have left that cult

How they raise their children, I sometimes say that`s the product of the Democrat party, I complain about them waving their arms in the air saying they love Jesus,only to leave there and vote for abortion gay marriage and all the non Christian evils you can think of.

Seems to me that the Black Church had a wonderful Christian heritage that they spat on, and now they wonder why so many of their children are in jail , yes behaving like thugs

No this is not only the all black Church, but Democrats in general, and not to give a pass to moderate Republicans either.


25 posted on 02/24/2014 12:50:58 PM PST by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2016 OR BUST)
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26 posted on 02/24/2014 12:51:00 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: re_nortex

Am I the only one to notice that Chuck grew an entire inch in profile?

Frontal: 6’7”
Profile: 6’8”


27 posted on 02/24/2014 12:51:40 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: Grampa Dave

No doubt “criminal”, “murderer” and “felon” are also racial slurs since they so disproportionately apply to blacks.


28 posted on 02/24/2014 12:51:45 PM PST by Hugin
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To: chessplayer

When I went to the south, I noticed that some people referred to windows as “winders”. So I wonder if the N word comes from the same type of poor pronunciation of the word negro.

If so, windows should also feel really offended if they’re referred to as being winders.


29 posted on 02/24/2014 12:51:51 PM PST by MNDude
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To: Hugin

The followers of Kaili were the bad guys in the Beatles’ movie HELP! which you will never again see on TV.


30 posted on 02/24/2014 12:52:46 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: chessplayer

I remember the championship series, when Barkley led the Phoenix Suns players . . . to night clubs and parties all over town. Showed up to to the games so hung over they were sweating like pigs every first half.

Meanwhile, Michael Jordon was showing up early to practice his jump shot.

I don’t see any championship rings on his fingers, either.


31 posted on 02/24/2014 12:53:06 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: GeronL

;D


32 posted on 02/24/2014 12:53:42 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Grampa Dave

“Yob” is interesting.

Let’s go with that.

:)


33 posted on 02/24/2014 12:54:41 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: chessplayer

Too bad Charles. I don’t care what you think.


34 posted on 02/24/2014 12:54:43 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: rjsimmon

Don’t even stoop to making excuses for using words they don’t like.

They don’t like certain words, too bad!


35 posted on 02/24/2014 12:56:22 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: massgopguy

Also in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.


36 posted on 02/24/2014 12:57:11 PM PST by Hugin
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To: chessplayer
I want "man" to become a racial epithet.

Man is responsible for all bad things done to women.

Mankind is responsible for all bad things done to the planet.

Men are the butt of jokes on everything on television; news, commercials, sitcoms, movies, etc.

It's about time that everybody sporting male equipment get a little respect.

37 posted on 02/24/2014 12:57:11 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: Salamander

Looks like “Amish” is still on the safe list. :-)

Doesn’t say much for a culture if it automatically associates “thug” with its own members. Seems... racist. This Barkley character sure is projecting.


38 posted on 02/24/2014 12:57:30 PM PST by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: rjsimmon

So now we have the “T-word” and the “C-word”... wait we already had that one...


39 posted on 02/24/2014 12:58:05 PM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: chessplayer

Maybe America’s blacks would be better served by worrying more about the abominable conduct of their peers rather than getting hung up over how other people choose to label it.


40 posted on 02/24/2014 12:58:21 PM PST 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: chessplayer

MAYBE we should just stop talking to each other.
Just talk to people of like thoughts etc.

When a news show comes on READ THE NEWS, no comments, no little ‘horror gasps’ from the bimbette co anchor, no cutesy remarks between weather and sports etc etc

According to this BOZO (racist -refers to clowns?) that could ‘slam dunk flat footed (racist), set a HR record (racist), take Uncle Ben’s and Aunt Jemima (still around?) off the shelf, do away with peanuts (the goober not the comic strip), unretire #42, take down all pictures around stadiums and ball parks that are of Blacks. and
MAINLY DO AWAY WITH MLK BIRTHDAY, BLACK HISTORY MONTH(S), KWANZA (Prefer FESTIVUS anyway),

The less we see of Blacks and/or Black History, the chances of uttering a PERCEIVED racial slur will drop considerably. Saying Good Morning to a Black will be considered ‘RACIST’ because you know that if one is Black they have been so oppressed so as it is impossible to have a good morning etc etc...

OF course, then we will be ‘RACIST’ because we refuse to acknowledge or talk about anything to do with Blacks.


41 posted on 02/24/2014 12:58:57 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --When you have them by the short hairs, the minds and hearts soon follow.)
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To: chessplayer

What a buffoon.

Yet, he uses the N-word among his friends but that’s cool, you see, because they know what it means. Look at this video here, if you can make any sense out of this inane babble he spews: http://youtu.be/2Fa-9widZEc

But if a white person says it, then that’s an insult.

*smh* I’m Black. I know what the N-word means and I feel it’s stupid for Blacks to use, as some twisted way of “taking the sting out of the word” or whatever convoluted excuse they use. It’s like these women that call themselves the B-word then want to get mad and fight when someone calls them that word.


42 posted on 02/24/2014 12:59:26 PM PST by Sister_T (So, ACA is the law of the land? Remember: DADT and DOMA were the laws of the land! Repeal ACA!)
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Next thing you know they’ll want to ban the word ‘perp’! lol!

“I gets to do as I plez but yall donts be holdin me acountstable, mkay?”


43 posted on 02/24/2014 1:01:11 PM PST by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: MNDude

Actually, I think mispronunciation of ‘negro’ is the origin of the ubiquitous “N” word.

As a child, when I used to hear LBJ, Bull Connor, George Wallace, etc. say ‘negro’ on the tv news it was almost indistinguishable to my ear from the racial slur.

The again, it WAS the 1960s, so maybe they were actually using the racial slur during Cronkite’s broadcast... ;-)


44 posted on 02/24/2014 1:01:28 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: liberalh8ter

You just helped me with my next tagling


45 posted on 02/24/2014 1:02:30 PM PST by CodeToad (Keeping whites from talking about blacks is verbal segregation!)
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To: chessplayer
It's not necessary to suffer fools. If a word is accurate and appropriate, use it!
46 posted on 02/24/2014 1:03:36 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: chessplayer

Yeah, so is the “word” NBA.


47 posted on 02/24/2014 1:03:42 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: WayneS

Soon these simple-minded morons will require every word as we speak to go through some sort of electronic gadget that will determine whether or not it is “acceptable”. As an added inducement to speak “correctly”, we will receive a electrical shock for each word that is found suspect...and a fine. Not only is this barkley creep a fool, he is a thug.


48 posted on 02/24/2014 1:04:55 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: liberalh8ter
Not fair!

Whitey can say "Would you like my watch, too?" or "No, I do not wish to press charges, officer." as many times as they wish.

49 posted on 02/24/2014 1:05:26 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Politics are just the rules - Power is the game!)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Am I the only one to notice that Chuck grew an entire inch in profile?

Frontal: 6’7”
Profile: 6’8”
= = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Well when you look head on you just see the ‘crown’ of the gourd.
When you look sideways it has more of a roll making it look ‘higher’.

Also, he stood on his tips toes for the profile so the witness couldn’t ID him....

You know - the ‘perp’ was between 6’7 and 6’8...


50 posted on 02/24/2014 1:05:31 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --When you have them by the short hairs, the minds and hearts soon follow.)
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