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    Question Racist used too often?

    In your opinion, has the word "racist" been thrown around too much? Do you think people use it in circumstances that don't call for it?
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    yes! people are alway saying "thats rasict!" when the matter has nothing to do with race. it makes me mad

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    yeah it has been but in some cases that racists could be used...like that joke the other day i heard
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    Yes it is. I work with a Puerto Rican girl, and just cause I say I won't do something for her, she goes "You f***ing racist, PUTO!" I don't get why not doing something for someone makes one racist.
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    Yes. I'm not a racist; I get called a racist but I consider myself an equal opportunity hater.
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    Just like other words, it's lost its true meaning. Democracy, freedom, terrorist, communism, and socialism also fall into this list of words. It's not that we're using it too much, per se; we're simply using it in the wrong context, out of ignorance for it's true meaning.

    Today, "racist" in its most general form means "anybody who slightly mistreats a person of a different race." Not because they are of a different race.
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    yep its the big card used bye obama himself.
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    I did notice my sister's calling any portrayal of Chinese persons in cartoons "racist" (e. g. the silkworm episode of the Porky Pig Show). But then again, I joke about people being "racist" when they say their toast is too dark. I don't mean it seriously.

    But randomly calling someone of a different colour than you are racist just because they aren't nice to you for some unknown reason is rather silly. Maybe you're just a douchebag. However, I can't say such thoughts haven't crossed my mind. When the bus didn't stop for me, and made me late for dance lessons, I had a brief thought that the driver might be racist.
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    white female teacher is 'mean' to one annoying disrespectful spanish student but nice to one white blonde student who isn't rude and doesn't talk back = racist.
    no, not trying to stereotype or anything, this was an actual situation in my cosmetology class and some butthurt students.

    imo, calling someone a racist now a days is about equal to how many of us say and use 'gay' in society now, like 'LOL DATS SOOO GAY'.
    although i do admit i say 'gay' and 'you racist' sometimes...i know it's wrong to abuse and misuse those terms but most teens just do. bad habits, oops. :x

    i'm sorry if i don't feel like helping someone of a certain race because they're acting like some complete jackass or something, i must be racist then.
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    of course its used too much. since the presidential election i have clearly stated my disgust for all politicians. because of the Obama-Clinton race, i was called not only a racist, but also a sexist. i know that im neither.i just really really hate politics. but now, seeing as politicians are a race of their own, whether their skin is black, white or twinkie, i do hate those many ticks with suits. were all intelligent people (i hope), lets just see who can understand that joke.

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    yeah >.> way too much.....I got called a racist at Walmart once for picking the sshorter line whose cashier was black, the the cashier with the longer line was like you f**** racist....so then i asked the black guy if she was talking to me...so yeah im a white person racist against white poeple according to her >.> wierd
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    People throw around the race card far too often now. And it's not even minorities anymore.

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    Yeah, I too use it too much, but just for bothering my mom. She calls someone black and I say, "You racist". But I'm not racist btw
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    Racism as a term has lost much of its meaning today. Prejudice still remains in our society but racism as a genuine argument seems somewhat tarnished since it gets thrown around too easily, and political correctness deserves a fair share of the blame. Racial sensitivity is ridiculous anyway, like how some moron saw the need to censor the nursery rhyme bar-bar black sheep and replace it with bar-bar rainbow sheep or something… I shit you not, it’s now some how uncouth to use the term black to refer to something that is actually black. Seriously, what dickhead came up with that brainstorm? I’m having trouble deciding what’s worse, if a black person had the audacity to insinuate such a petty thing is racist, or if a white person suddenly decided to be offended on behalf of black people and censor it. Either way, it’s the product of stupidity. You don’t see anyone worrying I ‘might’ be offended by the phrases white bread, white swan etc literally because it’s really not necessary and oh so laughable.

    People play the race card too often since they know it’s like a political shield, black rights take a step backwards when someone uses the words “is it because I’m black?”. That’s how ridiculous it is, if someone screws up or does something wrong, they should just take individual responsibility for it instead of looking for a scapegoat. I mean when I got searched for drugs at college I just put it down to bad luck, wrong place wrong time (I wasn’t carrying anything by the way, I just have a stoner vibe, apparently) instead of trying to assign the blame, I wish people of all colours would do the same.

    That’s my experience with racism anyway, throughout school the only time it was ever brought up was by people with major persecution complexes.

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    ^Agreed. Also, this racial over-sensitivity only makes it worse. By making everything an attack on their race, they inadvertently draw attention to the fact that they are indeed "different", further perpetuating the racial barrier between them and others.
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    I'll admit - I'm not great at debating, but at least I got something to say about this thread, and this just came into my mind.

    Speaking of blacks, I can see why they call other blacks the N-word (you figure what that word is), but some of us (like me) aren't really sure why non-blacks can't call the other blacks the N-word. I'm not sure why it's offending and non-offending at the same time.

    (Oh, and if I remember correctly...correct me if I'm wrong, but is 'cracker' a racial slur against whites? I mean, it's the N-word for blacks, but...'cracker' for whites? I remember reading it somewhere...can't exactly remember the source...)

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    Racism as a term has lost much of its meaning today. Prejudice still remains in our society but racism as a genuine argument seems somewhat tarnished since it gets thrown around too easily, and political correctness deserves a fair share of the blame. Racial sensitivity is ridiculous anyway, like how some moron saw the need to censor the nursery rhyme bar-bar black sheep and replace it with bar-bar rainbow sheep or something… I shit you not, it’s now some how uncouth to use the term black to refer to something that is actually black. Seriously, what dickhead came up with that brainstorm? I’m having trouble deciding what’s worse, if a black person had the audacity to insinuate such a petty thing is racist, or if a white person suddenly decided to be offended on behalf of black people and censor it. Either way, it’s the product of stupidity. You don’t see anyone worrying I ‘might’ be offended by the phrases white bread, white swan etc literally because it’s really not necessary and oh so laughable.

    People play the race card too often since they know it’s like a political shield, black rights take a step backwards when someone uses the words “is it because I’m black?”. That’s how ridiculous it is, if someone screws up or does something wrong, they should just take individual responsibility for it instead of looking for a scapegoat. I mean when I got searched for drugs at college I just put it down to bad luck, wrong place wrong time (I wasn’t carrying anything by the way, I just have a stoner vibe, apparently) instead of trying to assign the blame, I wish people of all colours would do the same.

    That’s my experience with racism anyway, throughout school the only time it was ever brought up was by people with major persecution complexes.

    I have to agree. However, despite this word being thrown around so loosely nowadays, I have to say that at my school, I have noticed that people seem to use the word racist as a joke, and a way to make there own racist ideas seem funny in the eyes of their peers.
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    It is I got called racist fro asking my black freind if he wanted my pocorn chiken and this black girl started to make a big deal and even told the deans that was a racist quote but the dean didtn do anything so idc.

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    Yeah, it's used too often and I'll admit that I'm one of the many people that do use it often. I really hate it when people use the “You're racist!” comment when I question Obama.

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    I'm not racist, I just don't like people who expect everyone to cater to them, and have everything handed to them. Sorry.

    Honestly, imo, "Racist" has been watered down to complete overuse in today's society. I honestly think it's because of poor parenting and not really teaching life skills to their children.. and having idols like rappers that rap about drugs, crime, tripped out cars, money, sex, and girls. Peer pressure aimed at blacks to 'hang around' other blacks only and not around anyone else doesn't help matters much-- I know that from experience, black friend was forced to choose between me, a white girl who didn't mind everyone, and them.. Also there are blacks who preach that white people are evil.. I can't really see it as healthy, and all of it comes to isolating themselves from acceptance, which ultimately will lead to racial incidents one way or another.

    And I really have to hand it to media vultures that continue to scatter carrion of racist incidents around like wildfire.. *facepalm* There's got to be something more newsworthy than reporting on "minority" people who cry racist.

    You know, though, I think the Democrats and blind Obama followers(read: cultists) will start spewing out the race card every time a "white" republican/some random white person tries to disagree with Obama. Like Failcarter, for instance. Where does he get off on thinking that Wilson's outburst was racist? Oh wait, he's a white senator from a southern state daring to shout at a black president over dealing with illegal immigrant issues, so he must definitely be racist.

    This is not about race, this is about politics, stfu on race and start looking at politics, you brain-dead bums in the Democratic party. The irony of their symbol now paints them all as jackasses unless the big man himself can make his own party shut up.

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    Speaking of blacks, I can see why they call other blacks the N-word (you figure what that word is), but some of us (like me) aren't really sure why non-blacks can't call the other blacks the N-word. I'm not sure why it's offending and non-offending at the same time.

    Oh, and if I remember correctly...correct me if I'm wrong, but is 'cracker' a racial slur against whites? I mean, it's the N-word for blacks, but...'cracker' for whites? I remember reading it somewhere...can't exactly remember the source...
    You know, I was always curious about that. Apparently from some of the scathing replies I get when asking such a question... generalized, we "ain't in da n-word ghetto hood, crackas".

    And technically, cracker is just as derogatory as the n-word. So essentially, yes, it is a racist slur against white people.

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    It is I got called racist fro asking my black freind if he wanted my pocorn chiken and this black girl started to make a big deal and even told the deans that was a racist quote but the dean didtn do anything so idc.
    It's because of the stereotypical racist joke about blacks, fried chicken, and watermelons.
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    Yes. Political Correctness has been taken WAY out of proportion. While direct racism is, as always, a bad thing, all people have just as much of a chance and the ability to be total d**che bags as any other person, and that'll never change. Calling people out on that regardless of race isn't racist, pointing out their race when it hasn't been mentioned in the dispute, however, is racist.

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    Yes racist is used too often and too many people treat it one way.

    A perfect example is in this thread. There has been a discussion about racial insults and while the insult against blacks has only been implied the insult against white people has been written several times.
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    People always contribute anything to racism. It's very..annoying.

    If I didn't like someone because they are obnoxious, rude, and etc, today they are likely to call me racist because of it. No, I just don't like you.

    Also, being politically correct is annoying. I don't care about being politically correct, if you're an idiot I will call you a retard. I might even go and call you a ****tard. That's your problem.

    People saying describing people's races as "white" or "black" is racist. I fail to see how as long as you do not go "Oh my god you're acting so black." or "Haha look at you acting like you're white."

    Racism angers me. People who go as far to say that every little thing can be racist just because two people are different races angers me even more.

    Racism = Hating an entire race. Thus, you're a ****tard.
    Hating a single person who just so happens to be a different race than you =/= Racism
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    Oh cracka please!

    I have never had to deal with racism against me (and because you know, nobody is racist when it comes to white people, seriously, we can't jump.)
    or have been racist. If I'm being an *** to you, it's because you're an idiot, jack-***, jerkbag, etc. Not because you're some different shade of skin.

    Now, can something be said as racism if someone of said race is saying it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by javivaldez View Post
    It is I got called racist fro asking my black freind if he wanted my pocorn chiken and this black girl started to make a big deal and even told the deans that was a racist quote but the dean didtn do anything so idc.
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