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nenjin

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Re: Santorum called Obama a nig- on television
« Reply #135 on: April 03, 2012, 06:46:25 pm »

Well, and where do you go? Stare straight into the camera and point a finger and go "RACIST!" That's really all they can do. Like he said, TDS and CR point out that rich white guys run everything and loathe minorities pretty much on a daily basis.

Although Jon does seem to love the bits where he gets to throw up his hands and go "I quit" lately. So who knows. Calling Santorum a racist without the comedic overtones would actually turn into a thing, I think.
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Re: Santorum called Obama a nig- on television
« Reply #136 on: April 03, 2012, 06:55:49 pm »

Nah, as a comedian you'd say that you completely believe it was just a mistake, then accidentally call him a racist in increasingly implausible slips of the tongue.
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« Reply #137 on: April 03, 2012, 09:47:33 pm »

The Daily Show really likes to make fun of the news coverage of events more than the events themselves. So I ask again, have there been any actual news organizations reporting on it? It does seem like kind of a nonstory.
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Re: Santorum called Obama a nig- on television
« Reply #138 on: April 22, 2012, 03:10:44 am »

And so the necromancer GalenEvil commeth and speaketh to the masses of dead and flyblown corpses:

How the fuck did I not hear about this at all in the past month? I would have loved to hear about this! But other than the current negative connotations to the word "nigger" there really isn't anything wrong with using it in everyday speech. The word means, also in a derrogatory sense, "a trashy person". Like "White Trash" people... My grandfather used it as such and said that there are white niggers and there are black niggers. Trashy people are the same despite their racial backgrounds. I have used it on occasion myself when speaking to trashy people of whom I know quite a few.

Just like the Swastika is known almost singlemindedly as the Nazi symbol it is just a historical artifact brought back for a different purpose and is now considered one a social taboo to have or mention...

Well... now that I have read some commentary time to go fish up a youtube or something that might actually contain the period of time Santorum flubbed public speaking 101. Off I go into the interwebs!
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Re: Santorum called Obama a nig- on television
« Reply #139 on: April 22, 2012, 03:13:08 am »

Santorum is out of the race now, so it doesn't really matter at this point.
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Re: Santorum called Obama a nig- on television
« Reply #140 on: April 22, 2012, 03:16:23 am »

Oh damn... I seem to have missed that announcement as well. I thought that it was just a temporary thing so he could do some family stuff but I guess not. Thanks for the infoz MetalSlimeHunt. I hope that Romney isn't as bad as I think he is, otherwise there won't really be much of a campaign going on this year beyond "oh I hope I win..."
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Re: Santorum called Obama a nig- on television
« Reply #141 on: April 23, 2012, 09:28:56 am »

No you should not use it in every day usage. Particularly if you mean "trashy person". The word means black. If you use it to talk about trashy white people, you are saying they are like black people and that makes them trashy.
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Re: Santorum called Obama a nig- on television
« Reply #142 on: April 23, 2012, 02:04:34 pm »

I'd heard about the slip, but this is the first time i saw the actual clip. I really didn't hear it myself. All I heard was him stumble over his words like I've heard him do in the past, like everyone does more or less on occasion. I personally don't like the guy, but this isn't anything to really get onto him about. But like others have said, he's on a permanent "suspension" of his campaign, so it hardly matters at his point.
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« Reply #143 on: April 23, 2012, 04:18:03 pm »

No you should not use it in every day usage. Particularly if you mean "trashy person". The word means black. If you use it to talk about trashy white people, you are saying they are like black people and that makes them trashy.

Worse than that, it means "black, in a bad way". It's a slur, has been a slur for an extremely long time, and (aside from recent attempts by african-american culture to reappropriate it, which nobody who isn't a part of that culture should attempt for obvious reason) pretty much always has those connotations.

GalenEvil is forgetting that the "current negative connotations" (which are actually older than anyone currently alive, so calling them "current" is really misleading) are part and parcel of the word itself. Sure, in some alternate hypothetical universe, it could be totally divorced of either the "trashy" aspect or the "black" aspect, but neither of those things are actually true; you might as well say that in some hypothetical world the word "chair" could refer to boats.

If the word is used by people sometimes to refer to whites, it's almost definitely used to project those same black stereotypes onto them, and at any rate, it is completely ridiculous to make any claim that the n-word is divorced of any racially insensitive meaning. It is not.
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Re: Santorum called Obama a nig- on television
« Reply #144 on: April 23, 2012, 11:14:15 pm »

I'm bored of this thread and it kinda looks like it's going in a bad direction.

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