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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 17
    More: Dumbass, Arkansas, David Edgmon, Fraternal Order of Police, costume party, jury  
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2013-09-21 03:02:07 PM  
2 votes:

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 02:55:29 PM  
2 votes:
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 02:40:11 PM  
2 votes:

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 07:54:55 PM  
1 votes:
Anybody who is offended by anything just needs to grow up.
2013-09-21 07:29:23 PM  
1 votes:

BummerDuck: Are you a racist if you hate everyone equally?


Nah, that's filed under misanthropist. Or in the common lingo, "asshole"
2013-09-21 06:30:28 PM  
1 votes:

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 06:27:28 PM  
1 votes:

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 06:25:07 PM  
1 votes:

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.
Skr
2013-09-21 06:23:32 PM  
1 votes:
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 06:21:32 PM  
1 votes:
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 06:19:51 PM  
1 votes:

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 06:18:48 PM  
1 votes:
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 06:13:05 PM  
1 votes:
Jigaboos? Don't they wear clown make up and listen to loud metal music?
2013-09-21 06:11:38 PM  
1 votes:
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 05:58:49 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:33:59 PM  
1 votes:
2013-09-21 02:33:19 PM  
1 votes:
WTF.  That's up there with "spook" in the Dictionary of Obscure Historical Racist Terms.
 
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