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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 199
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2013-09-21 06:12:58 PM  
Now that I realize it, it's funny that Fark filters out exactly one racist term, but everything else is okay. I guess Spanish, Asian, Irish or Italian people can't be offended. And the other terms for blacks are okay as well.
 
2013-09-21 06:13:05 PM  
Jigaboos? Don't they wear clown make up and listen to loud metal music?
 
2013-09-21 06:13:09 PM  

Snarfangel: Isn't the jigaboo a kind of dance? You know, like the jitterbug for urban people.


They were actually going to use the word Jigaboo, but the fascist record execs made them change it to jitterbug:

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/True Story
 
2013-09-21 06:13:48 PM  

Elegy: Jigaboo is so passé.

I much prefer "pickaninny."


Or "jungle bunny".

Actually, let's take them ALL back.

/pass it on
 
2013-09-21 06:14:00 PM  
jiga what, jigaboo?
 
2013-09-21 06:14:19 PM  

SquiggsIN: 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.


Honest question: How old are you? I'm 50 and recall hearing it growing up, but honestly don't recall hearing it since then.  I remember hearing 'Spearchucker' a couple of times, and
 
2013-09-21 06:15:22 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.


Are you a racist if you hate everyone equally?
 
2013-09-21 06:16:15 PM  

JerkyMeat: That's exactly why I use the term "spear chucker" under those kinds of circumstances.  Gotta keep it under the radar.


Oliver Jones would like to have a word with you.

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I don't think he had anything to do with O'Reilly, either.

images2.wikia.nocookie.net

/Got my name out of this stuff
 
2013-09-21 06:16:16 PM  

Dimensio: 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!


Came for Randal.
 
2013-09-21 06:16:24 PM  
Wait, racist police officers?

Shocking. Absolutely shocking.
 
2013-09-21 06:16:25 PM  

Snarfangel: 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!


If the J-oos did this, all the lights would be blue.
 
2013-09-21 06:16:29 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Man, what a stupid porch monkey.

<--- taking it back


I thought 'porch monkey' was another term for house/yard apes...or possibly rugrats?
 
2013-09-21 06:18:35 PM  

Amos Quito: Everyone knows that white people are incapable of being offended.


In the immortal words of Louis CK, "You can't even hurt my feelings!"
 
2013-09-21 06:18:44 PM  
 
2013-09-21 06:18:48 PM  
I knew I'd heard that term before!

i1.ytimg.com

Seriously, watch it: Good and Bad Hair...or Jigaboos v Wannabees.
 
2013-09-21 06:19:51 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.


I think you missed one.....something about rights and an amendment or something like that.
 
2013-09-21 06:19:52 PM  
So the jig is up for this cop?
 
2013-09-21 06:21:32 PM  
Yes, and I am so positively, certainly sure, no black person anywhere has ever used any disparaging term for a white person, not at any time in his life.

\\\ Double standard as usual.
 
2013-09-21 06:22:59 PM  

JohnTuttle: JerkyMeat: That's exactly why I use the term "spear chucker" under those kinds of circumstances.  Gotta keep it under the radar.

Oliver Jones would like to have a word with you.

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I don't think he had anything to do with O'Reilly, either.

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/Got my name out of this stuff


My favourite show of all time

Feeling stupid that only today do I find out that spear chucker has a negatlve racial undertone? Naively, I assumed the nickname referred to his awesome football throwing.
 
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2013-09-21 06:23:32 PM  
Only time I've ever heard the term Jigaboo was in a song by an old racist musician Johnny Rebel. Pretty hateful music and drives home the racist tone of Klan sympathizers. He pretty much denies being racist, which is amusing. I wonder if the officer in the article really sees himself as racist.

The music duo, Prussian Blue on the other hand, was a sad tale of kids being twisted by adult values, thankfully those two girls were able to out grow the reach of their racist surroundings and are quite the liberal pot smokers now.
 
2013-09-21 06:23:38 PM  
Gee I was born where Jigaboo was a polite way of insulting an african american. Then again "Cracker" isn't an insult to african americans and calling an african american a niger is way below the belt. Somehow someone was not educated on whats an insult and what is not.
Jigaboo really? LOL I just call them ghetto rats, used in a sentence its like this - While pumping gas at the store a ghetto rat was busy trying to sell me fake gold from the back of his car.

/true story! add "no I don't want to buy your fake ass BS ghetto rat piss off" and watch them look at you like you lost your mind - mind the pigeon shiat in the front seat of the car screaming "WUT DID YO SAY ALI BABA"
//wrong geography on her end, I am not indian and far from it - hmm middle eastern maybe? Yeah thats it - silly girl doesn't even know her geography, probably because crack doesn't come from the middle east, Opiates do
 
2013-09-21 06:25:07 PM  

MFAWG: 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.


I was in a slightly edited version back in the 80's, and there is some good music in there, plus a few scenes/lines that are comedy gold.  There's also a lot of weird drugged-out shiat.  Some of it is the same material.  I'll agree with the assessment of the movie, though; good cast, but a complete rewrite of the script and a bit too mcuh of the studio thinking they were being hip and clever.

We cut the song the earlier poster referred to because this was small-town Maine in the 80s- none of the half-dozen or so black kids were into theater and we were not going to assign that song to any of us white-bread types for obvious reasons.  We also cut "Sodomy" because we had a thirteen-year-old in the cast (one of our strongest singers, too; that girl had serious pipes) and her father said it was either the song or her.  Needless to say, both songs were sung very loudly after most of the audience was gone closing night.

We also learned about the limitations of the heating properties of stage lights vs. -40 temperatures plus wind chill when you have a rickety metal loading door at the back of your stage, but that's another story.
 
2013-09-21 06:27:22 PM  
I'm pretty sure I could stump him with this.

What do you call a black guy flying an airplane?

A Pilot,you rascist.

He is being 'rascial'
 
2013-09-21 06:27:28 PM  

olddinosaur: Yes, and I am so positively, certainly sure, no black person anywhere has ever used any disparaging term for a white person, not at any time in his life.

\\\ Double standard as usual.


Plus, they can use the n-word and you can't.  And, that's the real crime isn't it?

I can hear your protest now: "I resent you people using that word. That's our word for making fun of you! We need it!!"
 
2013-09-21 06:28:47 PM  
I'm taking back Moon Cricket.
 
2013-09-21 06:28:47 PM  
Should have gonne with the standard "sorry if you people got offended"
 
2013-09-21 06:29:45 PM  
si0.twimg.com

I thought it was a joke until it was in WalMart
 
2013-09-21 06:30:28 PM  

Misconduc: Gee I was born where Jigaboo was a polite way of insulting an african american....I just call them ghetto rats, used in a sentence its like this - While pumping gas at the store a ghetto rat was busy trying to sell me fake gold from the back of his car.


Why do you want to insult anybody?  And, especially, why do you want to insult someone on the basis of the racial group you perceive him/her to be a part of?
 
2013-09-21 06:33:43 PM  

katfairy: We cut the song the earlier poster referred to because this was small-town Maine in the 80s- none of the half-dozen or so black kids were into theater and we were not going to assign that song to any of us white-bread types for obvious reasons. We also cut "Sodomy" because we had a thirteen-year-old in the cast (one of our strongest singers, too; that girl had serious pipes) and her father said it was either the song or her. Needless to say, both songs were sung very loudly after most of the audience was gone closing night.


Heh....we saw "Hair" when I was in college and loved "Sodomy" (shut up, you) but couldn't figure out what "pederasty" was. Even in 1981 it was such an archaic term we weren't quite certain what that meant. So we looked it up in the dictionary and found that it was..."sodomy". That was when we learned that even dictionaries were sanitized for your consumption.
 
2013-09-21 06:38:19 PM  
He should be sent to Sensitivity Training. (NSFW Language, maybe)
 
2013-09-21 06:38:45 PM  
Wasn't there a Jigaboo Barbie® ?
 
2013-09-21 06:41:49 PM  

eraser8: Misconduc: Gee I was born where Jigaboo was a polite way of insulting an african american....I just call them ghetto rats, used in a sentence its like this - While pumping gas at the store a ghetto rat was busy trying to sell me fake gold from the back of his car.

Why do you want to insult anybody?  And, especially, why do you want to insult someone on the basis of the racial group you perceive him/her to be a part of?


For the same reason he hopes there's a race war.
 
2013-09-21 06:49:57 PM  

DoctorCal: eraser8: Misconduc: Gee I was born where Jigaboo was a polite way of insulting an african american....I just call them ghetto rats, used in a sentence its like this - While pumping gas at the store a ghetto rat was busy trying to sell me fake gold from the back of his car.

Why do you want to insult anybody?  And, especially, why do you want to insult someone on the basis of the racial group you perceive him/her to be a part of?

For the same reason he hopes there's a race war.


1) I don't like to make accusations without asking for a clarification...as I might have misunderstood the point of the post.

2) But, I did already have him farkied as a liar and possible racist.
 
2013-09-21 06:50:13 PM  

Snarfangel: I didn't realize that f-ing was considered offensive.


Only if you do it right.
 
2013-09-21 06:52:48 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.


How about "I'm sorry that you were offended by what I said."
 
2013-09-21 06:54:43 PM  
Jigaboo is by far my favorite slur.  I'm dedicating my life to applying it to white people cause why should blacks get all the cool slurs.  Cracker and Honkey suck.  Spook, Spearchucker and Jigaboo are infinitely better.

Peckerwood.
 
2013-09-21 06:55:07 PM  
shiat, that's nothing. A friend of mine's car was stolen in Memphis, and the cop kept going on about the "pookies" that stole is car. It took a minute or two to register that he was using the kind of archaic rascist term you can only find on rsdb.org, usually.
 
2013-09-21 06:55:09 PM  
They have racist people in Oklahoma?  Pshaw!  Nobody will ever believe that.
 
2013-09-21 06:56:29 PM  

DoctorCal: eraser8: Misconduc: Gee I was born where Jigaboo was a polite way of insulting an african american....I just call them ghetto rats, used in a sentence its like this - While pumping gas at the store a ghetto rat was busy trying to sell me fake gold from the back of his car.

Why do you want to insult anybody?  And, especially, why do you want to insult someone on the basis of the racial group you perceive him/her to be a part of?

For the same reason he hopes there's a race war.


You must be from Mars to believe there isn't a race war going on. Not everyone is involved, but people are still ignorant and lack a genuine education to realize otherwise. KKK? Still exists, Aryan Brotherhood? Still exists, Black Panthers? Still exist.
Who do black panthers hate? anyone not african, who do KKK hate? anyone not white.

If that isn't true are both of those organizations at their record numbers for recruiting since 2001? But if we are educated enough to see racism is alive and well, why are we still putting up with the Aryan brotherhood and other nazis?
 
2013-09-21 07:01:24 PM  

Gyrfalcon: katfairy: We cut the song the earlier poster referred to because this was small-town Maine in the 80s- none of the half-dozen or so black kids were into theater and we were not going to assign that song to any of us white-bread types for obvious reasons. We also cut "Sodomy" because we had a thirteen-year-old in the cast (one of our strongest singers, too; that girl had serious pipes) and her father said it was either the song or her. Needless to say, both songs were sung very loudly after most of the audience was gone closing night.

Heh....we saw "Hair" when I was in college and loved "Sodomy" (shut up, you) but couldn't figure out what "pederasty" was. Even in 1981 it was such an archaic term we weren't quite certain what that meant. So we looked it up in the dictionary and found that it was..."sodomy". That was when we learned that even dictionaries were sanitized for your consumption.


Your dictionary sucks. Pederasty is sodomy of the young, as in priest or scout leader style.
 
2013-09-21 07:06:37 PM  

a particular individual: Wasn't there a Jigaboo Barbie® ?


Yeah, but instead of the Malibu Beach House, she had the Compton Crack House.

/*ducks*
 
2013-09-21 07:06:51 PM  

Misconduc: But if we are educated enough to see racism is alive and well, why are we still putting up with the Aryan brotherhood and other nazis?


Because they're  a distraction ,they keep us busy looking in any direction but the real problems in this country today.
/Conspiracy theory
 
2013-09-21 07:12:40 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.


Here as well.
 
2013-09-21 07:13:12 PM  

FrancoFile: WTF.  That's up there with "spook" in the Dictionary of Obscure Historical Racist Terms.


I must have had a sheltered upbringing. The only reason I know that "spook" is an ethnic slur is Back to the Future ("Beat it, spook, this don't concern you." [car full of black guys get out] "Who you callin 'spook', peckerwood?"), and I had to google "jigaboo".

On the upside, I now better understand the scene in Enter the Dragon in which Jim Kelly is harassed by racist cops ("This jig's got a passport!").

You learn something new every day.
 
2013-09-21 07:14:08 PM  
DoctorCal:
For the same reason he hopes there's a race war.

Did someone say Race War?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHCQA1EJiC0

i1309.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-21 07:15:24 PM  
The video in question: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGSDqFmHJFk

In case it wasn't already linked.
 
2013-09-21 07:16:00 PM  

Son of Thunder: and I had to google "jigaboo".


Which sounds both racist and dirty.

/oops, sorry I'm dyslexic and read that as "and I had to jiggle googaboo."
 
2013-09-21 07:17:30 PM  

Cynicism101: Amos Quito: Everyone knows that white people are incapable of being offended.

In the immortal words of Louis CK, "You can't even hurt my feelings!"


Again, let me express my surprise that the Hungarian Jew/Mexican Indian/Irish Catholic/Boston raised son of Harvard graduates Louis Székely isn't offended by the term cracker.
 
2013-09-21 07:20:58 PM  
blue gums
 
2013-09-21 07:21:31 PM  
www.biography.com

Jigga-wut?
 
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