MasterThief: Everyone's a little bit racist!
sepuku2: An Overland parent who is an African American emailed other parents of the Aurora school to say the incident "shook me to the core."Oh Puh-leeze.
Churchill2004: I'd be willing to bet that more often than not when someone says something like this (or "tar baby" and similar phrases) today it's just because they're ignorant of the original meaning, not because they're a secret racist who accidentally had a Fruedian slip. No idea if that's the case here, though.
Diogenes: It cuts both ways, too. I remember that DC area council member using the word "n*ggardly" when discussing their budgeting process. He nearly lost his job over it
Churchill2004: Diogenes: It cuts both ways, too. I remember that DC area council member using the word "n*ggardly" when discussing their budgeting process. He nearly lost his job over itAs should anyone stupid enough to think any government budgeting process in the US could accurately be described that way.
Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: And how exactly is calling a team mate with hair like Buckwheat the name "Buckwheat" racist?
downstairs: Buckwheat is a racial slur?
CrankMyBlueSax: downstairs: Buckwheat is a racial slur?Everything is a racial slur to these nitwits.
Di Atribe: Black people. Can't say anything to 'em!
Conservationist: I guess if you get called "racist" enough for hanging out with your own kind, and looking out for your own interests, you stop giving a damn.There are no successful examples in history of "diversity" producing a better society.
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