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Attack on Chiraq: Activists want the word to die
Chicago Sun-Times ^
| 01 june 2014
| ADRIENNE SAMUELS GIBBS
Posted on 06/01/2014 4:53:31 AM PDT by rellimpank
Chicago, aka Chi-town or The Chi. Or Chiraq. That latest nickname might not be as popular as the others, but it caught on in pockets here and across the nation as the citys killings and shootings made headlines. Blame it partially on the pundits: Theyve long suggested, often erroneously, that Chicagos violence is similar to that found in Iraq during the war. And to those who use the word, it embodies the attitudes that have created a Chicago where shots fired are commonplace and shooting deaths are expected to climb as the weather warms up.
But some people are ready for the word Chiraq (pronounced Chi-rack) to retire.
High-profile rappers such as Che Rhymefest Smith have spoken against the word. And, true to a legacy of protest politics, the sentiment can now be found in T-shirt shops from the western suburbs to the South Side and all points in between. One popular shirt carries the image of the word Chiraq with the raq crossed out and the word town scribbled in its place. Beneath it: We dont embrace that.
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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; chicago
--another brilliant contribution to the solution of Chicago's crime "problem"---
As a defender of Detroit, I say tough.
posted on 06/01/2014 4:55:28 AM PDT
(Remember the River Raisin.)
Perhaps, like the Coneheads, the Chiraqists want us to think that they are really “from France.”
posted on 06/01/2014 4:57:33 AM PDT
by left that other site
(You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
posted on 06/01/2014 4:59:22 AM PDT
(Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
That's racist! Isn't it?
You simply can't call a spade a spade any more. Oh, wait, is that racist too?
“What about Chicongo?”
That’s great; even better. I will do my part to make it part of our lexicon.
posted on 06/01/2014 5:29:56 AM PDT
(Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
For me, it always has been, and still is . . .
posted on 06/01/2014 5:52:45 AM PDT
(Democrats are like Slinkies... Not good for anything, but it's fun pushing 'em down the stairs.)
posted on 06/01/2014 6:14:52 AM PDT
Dont suppose "Lifestyle" Choices....could have anything to do with this problem
Baraq Chiraq Obama?
posted on 06/01/2014 6:39:52 AM PDT
( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
I’ll add Chimbabwe. Not as good as Chicongo though.
posted on 06/01/2014 7:06:31 AM PDT
("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
That's my go-to descriptor.
Especially when discussing when the natives get restless and tribal warfare breaks out.
posted on 06/01/2014 10:39:05 AM PDT
by Repeat Offender
(Why are cops ROE more lenient against us, here in the US, than U.S. military's ROE's in a war zone?)
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