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(Opposing Views)   Arkansas cop fired for using the term "jigaboo" on camera. Jury still out on whether he time-travelled here from 1922 or 1923   (opposingviews.com) divider line 201
    More: Dumbass, Arkansas, David Edgmon, Fraternal Order of Police, costume party, jury  
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2013-09-21 02:05:13 PM
That's exactly why I use the term "spear chucker" under those kinds of circumstances.  Gotta keep it under the radar.
 
2013-09-21 02:05:57 PM
What an antiquated slur.  Last few times I heard that word was when listening to Public Enemy or Ice Cube in the early 90s.
 
2013-09-21 02:11:52 PM
In before....nope, too late.

/what's his Fark handle(s)?
 
2013-09-21 02:15:40 PM
Old bigotry had way more colorful words. Lots of punch. I remember a childhood moment where I caused quite the stir among my relatives when my German kraut great-uncle let fly with some choice ones regarding a former boss of his and I innocently asked "Uncle John, what's a sheeny?"

/csb
 
2013-09-21 02:19:11 PM
When he realized he was being filmed, Edgmon said, "Get out of my f---ing face. Get this illegal product, f---ing jigaboo s--- out of my f---ing face."...  He testified that he did not realize that "jigaboo" was an offensive term


Sure, that sounds legit.
 
2013-09-21 02:33:19 PM
WTF.  That's up there with "spook" in the Dictionary of Obscure Historical Racist Terms.
 
2013-09-21 02:40:11 PM

FloydA: When he realized he was being filmed, Edgmon said, "Get out of my f---ing face. Get this illegal product, f---ing jigaboo s--- out of my f---ing face."...  He testified that he did not realize that "jigaboo" was an offensive term


Sure, that sounds legit.


www.libertynews.com

^^ Also fails to understand how any "creepy-ass cracker" could not know that "jigaboo" is offensive ^^
 
2013-09-21 02:55:29 PM
Of course he didn't know it was an offensive term....why, that's every racist's first line of defense.  If that one doesn't work, they move to the 2nd tier of bullshiat, which is, "I can't be racist, I have a ___________ friend/co-worker/family member/neighbor!"  The 3rd tier is pure deflection; "You're the real racist for saying I'm racist!  Only a racist would know that was a racist term."  The 4th and rarely reached tier is acceptance; "Yes, I said something offensive.  I'm sorry for being an ignorant clown in the year 2013."

Let's see which tier he lands on next.
 
2013-09-21 02:59:54 PM
8 posts, 2 but but buts.
This should be quite the parade.
 
2013-09-21 03:02:00 PM
When he realized he was being filmed, Edgmon said, "Get out of my f---ing face. Get this illegal product, f---ing jigaboo s--- out of my f---ing face."

This guy seems pretty smart.
 
2013-09-21 03:02:07 PM

Coco LaFemme: Of course he didn't know it was an offensive term....why, that's every racist's first line of defense.  If that one doesn't work, they move to the 2nd tier of bullshiat, which is, "I can't be racist, I have a ___________ friend/co-worker/family member/neighbor!"  The 3rd tier is pure deflection; "You're the real racist for saying I'm racist!  Only a racist would know that was a racist term."  The 4th and rarely reached tier is acceptance; "Yes, I said something offensive.  I'm sorry for being an ignorant clown in the year 2013."

Let's see which tier he lands on next.


You blew right past "blah people use that term!" and "a blah person used an epithet against whites!"

There are several more. They'll be here soon.
 
2013-09-21 03:22:28 PM
Old timey racial slurs are funny.
 
2013-09-21 03:26:59 PM

DoctorCal: Coco LaFemme: Of course he didn't know it was an offensive term....why, that's every racist's first line of defense.  If that one doesn't work, they move to the 2nd tier of bullshiat, which is, "I can't be racist, I have a ___________ friend/co-worker/family member/neighbor!"  The 3rd tier is pure deflection; "You're the real racist for saying I'm racist!  Only a racist would know that was a racist term."  The 4th and rarely reached tier is acceptance; "Yes, I said something offensive.  I'm sorry for being an ignorant clown in the year 2013."

Let's see which tier he lands on next.


You blew right past "blah people use that term!" and "a blah person used an epithet against whites!"



Everyone knows that white people are incapable of being offended.

Plus, they deserve it.
 
2013-09-21 03:31:09 PM
last time I heard that term I was watching Boondocks
 
2013-09-21 03:47:57 PM
He testified that he did not realize that "jigaboo" was an offensive term

He's a cop from Arkansas, so this is entirely possible.  But I doubt it.
 
2013-09-21 04:17:58 PM
"Dead honky"
 
2013-09-21 04:22:58 PM

2wolves: "Dead honky"


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Damn, but that was funny
 
2013-09-21 04:33:59 PM
 
2013-09-21 04:35:22 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: 2wolves: "Dead honky"

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Damn, but that was funny



":Dog".

"Tree".
 
2013-09-21 04:40:25 PM

doyner: To the Wikipedia machine!!


My grandmother was born in 1918, and it was not uncommon for her to refer the black people who lived in her town as "coons" or "pickaninnies."  Used to drive my mother absolutely spare.  What's interesting is that my grandmother wasn't raised in the South; she lived in a small town south of Chicago.  She [my grandmother] never understood why it bothered my mother so much, and finally one day my mom snapped and told her she sounded like a drunken Klansman and to knock it off.  It was funny watching my 80 year old grandmother fishing for a response to that.
 
2013-09-21 04:54:27 PM

FloydA: When he realized he was being filmed, Edgmon said, "Get out of my f---ing face. Get this illegal product, f---ing jigaboo s--- out of my f---ing face."...  He testified that he did not realize that "jigaboo" was an offensive term


Sure, that sounds legit.


He is taking it back!
 
2013-09-21 05:01:59 PM

plushpuppy: last time I heard that term I was watching Boondocks


"Police Academy" for me.
 
2013-09-21 05:13:01 PM

Bathia_Mapes: plushpuppy: last time I heard that term I was watching Boondocks

"Police Academy" for me.


Police Academy is the only time I have ever heard it.
 
2013-09-21 05:16:29 PM
Growing up in the 70s, I knew a guy who used the term regularly, as well as 'jungle bunny'. I got the impression that 'jigaboo' was a cutesy derivation from that.
 
2013-09-21 05:23:59 PM

SundaesChild: Bathia_Mapes: plushpuppy: last time I heard that term I was watching Boondocks

"Police Academy" for me.

Police Academy is the only time I have ever heard it.


Same here.
 
2013-09-21 05:26:32 PM
Jigaboo is so passé.

I much prefer "pickaninny."
 
2013-09-21 05:31:43 PM

Bathia_Mapes: SundaesChild: Bathia_Mapes: plushpuppy: last time I heard that term I was watching Boondocks

"Police Academy" for me.

Police Academy is the only time I have ever heard it.

Same here.


There was a song in Hair (sung by a black man) that had about every racial slur you could think of jammed into about 2 stanzas

/never have forgotten hearing that
 
2013-09-21 05:33:51 PM
In case you ever find yourself at a loss for words, Wikipedia provides a handy List of Ethnic Slurs - covering everything from "Abbie" to "Zipperhead".

Enjoy!
 
2013-09-21 05:40:09 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Bathia_Mapes: SundaesChild: Bathia_Mapes: plushpuppy: last time I heard that term I was watching Boondocks

"Police Academy" for me.

Police Academy is the only time I have ever heard it.

Same here.

There was a song in Hair (sung by a black man) that had about every racial slur you could think of jammed into about 2 stanzas

/never have forgotten hearing that


I don't think I've ever watched "Hair", at least not that I can recall.
 
2013-09-21 05:45:28 PM

Amos Quito: In case you ever find yourself at a loss for words, Wikipedia provides a handy List of Ethnic Slurs - covering everything from "Abbie" to "Zipperhead".

Enjoy!


s1.hubimg.com

What a zipperhead may look like.
 
2013-09-21 05:48:59 PM
Man, what a stupid porch monkey.

<--- taking it back
 
2013-09-21 05:52:06 PM

FloydA: When he realized he was being filmed, Edgmon said, "Get out of my f---ing face. Get this illegal product, f---ing jigaboo s--- out of my f---ing face."...  He testified that he did not realize that "jigaboo" was an offensive term


Sure, that sounds legit.


I didn't realize that f-ing was considered offensive. I thought Fark just filtered it because it was funny.
 
2013-09-21 05:53:03 PM
The term "jigaboo" is about heritage, not hate.
 
2013-09-21 05:53:57 PM
 
2013-09-21 05:54:42 PM

Bathia_Mapes: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Bathia_Mapes: SundaesChild: Bathia_Mapes: plushpuppy: last time I heard that term I was watching Boondocks

"Police Academy" for me.

Police Academy is the only time I have ever heard it.

Same here.

There was a song in Hair (sung by a black man) that had about every racial slur you could think of jammed into about 2 stanzas

/never have forgotten hearing that

I don't think I've ever watched "Hair", at least not that I can recall.


I saw it on stage in the middle 70's, and you really haven't missed anything. Don't even bother with the movie.
 
2013-09-21 05:55:13 PM

Lionel Mandrake: The term "jigaboo" is about heritage, not hate.


A celebration of a time before universal literacy and indoor plumbing.
 
2013-09-21 05:56:01 PM
How ofay is that?
 
2013-09-21 05:57:57 PM
www.pbfcomics.com
/hot like a paddled ass
 
2013-09-21 05:58:47 PM
Better get working on the filter for jigaboo.
 
2013-09-21 05:58:49 PM

Bathia_Mapes: I don't think I've ever watched "Hair", at least not that I can recall.


Here's a link to the original soundtrack version

/don't click the link if you're easily offended
//not you, you in particular, anyone
 
2013-09-21 05:59:33 PM

Coco LaFemme: Of course he didn't know it was an offensive term....why, that's every racist's first line of defense.  If that one doesn't work, they move to the 2nd tier of bullshiat, which is, "I can't be racist, I have a ___________ friend/co-worker/family member/neighbor!"  The 3rd tier is pure deflection; "You're the real racist for saying I'm racist!  Only a racist would know that was a racist term."  The 4th and rarely reached tier is acceptance; "Yes, I said something offensive.  I'm sorry for being an ignorant clown in the year 2013."

Let's see which tier he lands on next.


It's almost possible you wouldn't know "jigaboo" was a racist term, because when was the last time anyone ever used it in racist conversation--except the fact that he used it AS a racist slur means that, ipso facto, he knew it was a racist term. The only way "I didn't realize X was a racist term" could possibly fly would be if someone used the word in a non-racist context and was subsequently corrected.

So by using "jigaboo" to a black person as an insult, it means that Officer Douchebag knew it was a) an insult and b) an insult to be used exclusively to blacks so therefore c) it was racist. If he'd used it to a Chinese woman, he might have been able to slide, but not by much. Now the next question is what kind of antique hobos is this nutjob running around with that they still use "jigaboo" in their racist discourse. Do they hang out at speakeasies with flappers while sipping bathtub gin?
 
2013-09-21 06:01:31 PM
Isn't the jigaboo a kind of dance? You know, like the jitterbug for urban people.
 
2013-09-21 06:04:10 PM
Once again. I have to say I am offended that some could be offended by jigaboo.
 
2013-09-21 06:04:24 PM
What a knuckle dragger

/SpearChucker Jim and his jigaboo posse
 
2013-09-21 06:07:28 PM
Am I exceptionally ignorant for not knowing "jigaboo" was a racist term?  Possibly.  But, I'm also not sure i've ever heard the word used by anyone in my entire life.
 
2013-09-21 06:08:10 PM

Molavian: Better get working on the filter for jigaboo.


Are we going to have a "J-word" now?
 
2013-09-21 06:09:11 PM

Amos Quito: FloydA: When he realized he was being filmed, Edgmon said, "Get out of my f---ing face. Get this illegal product, f---ing jigaboo s--- out of my f---ing face."...  He testified that he did not realize that "jigaboo" was an offensive term


Sure, that sounds legit.



^^ Also fails to understand how any "creepy-ass cracker" could not know that "jigaboo" is offensive ^^


You sound tired.
 
2013-09-21 06:10:10 PM

Danger Avoid Death: Molavian: Better get working on the filter for jigaboo.

Are we going to have a "J-word" now?


No, that's taken already.

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2013-09-21 06:11:38 PM
I find it silly that we still to this day let words carry this much weight and taboo to them. So, you can call someone every negative term in the book, as long as it doesn't have any racial connotations? But wait, everyone knows that there is still a rating system of "taboo" racist terminology. Anything referring to African Americans is automatically super super serially taboo, followed by Hispanics, Asians, etc. Racist white terminology is so low grade taboo that depending on the situation, most of the time it is allowed - even in court to be an acceptable adjective. Then you look at TV of what "acceptable" terms there exist and it is even more laughable. The officer was drunk and yelling at some black guys for apparently blowing smoke in his face allegedly. As long as his behavior is not reflected in his ability to perform his job in an unbiased manner, I don't really care. I also do not blame the PD for firing him because his words reflect poorly on the PD. The notion however, that "some" racist terms are acceptable or more acceptable than others and there is a weight and rating system is stupid however.
 
2013-09-21 06:11:42 PM

Danger Avoid Death: Molavian: Better get working on the filter for jigaboo.

Are we going to have a "J-word" now?


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I bet the J-oos did this!
 
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