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Right, and a democrat to boot.
Yeah, thats right. Whats the problem?
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'Whitey' fails to wound

Fellow slurs snicker at word's utterance

It's hard to come up with an ethnic slur that has less of a sting than "whitey."

A prevalent yet unsubstantiated Internet rumor has it that Barack Obama's wife, Michelle, used this term at some point in a speech, and the Obama campaign is concerned enough to have posted an online rebuttal.

I've got to ask, though. Are there really white people out there so ignorant of history, so unaware of the nuances of language and so threatened by minority grievances that they take genuine umbrage at the term "whitey"?

More a taunt than a threat, the word has no ugly history and hints at no particular stereotypes. It may have been hurled in a menacing fashion in ugly personal confrontations from time to time, but it's never been used to keep a people down, to put them in their place, to rank them as subhuman.

To be truly offensive, a derogatory term needs to have an ominous context that "whitey" lacks.

Those who take offense are confusing prejudice—which is making negative assumptions about people based solely on external characteristics, of which all races and ethnicities are guilty—with racism, which is prejudice in action.

It requires them to imagine that "whitey" marginalizes, diminishes and therefore harms white people.

And if they're really that dumb, then I guess they deserve to be insulted.

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[B][SIZE="4"]I've got to ask, though. Are there really white people out there so ignorant of history, so unaware of the nuances of language and so threatened by minority grievances that they take genuine umbrage at the term "whitey"?

More a taunt than a threat, the word has no ugly history and hints at no particular stereotypes. It may have been hurled in a menacing fashion in ugly personal confrontations from time to time, but it's never been used to keep a people down, to put them in their place, to rank them as subhuman.

To be truly offensive, a derogatory term needs to have an ominous context that "whitey" lacks.
At this point I myself wonder if the tape exists at all. One would think it would have already surfaced. Seriously though, this article basically says that whitey should not get mad at being called whitey by a black person. Good luck with that. The context which Michelle Obama supposedly used it is this:

“Once again, the white man keeps us down, what’s up with Whitey, Why’d he attack Iraq, Why’d he let Katrina happen, Why’d he leave millions of children behind. This is the legacy the white man gives us”

This goes a little beyond just being called "whitey". This blames white people for anything bad that has happened. This would be the "legacy" that she feels whitey is respsonsible for. She could have said this is the legacy that Bush left but chose to blame it on the entire white race. That IS prejudice beyond doubt. Once again, I hope the tape does NOT exist (I hope she never said that, tape or not) but if it does, I wish it would surface now while we can still get Clinton in there.
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I got your whitey right here...

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WTF? If said tape surfaces, will you vote for Obama?
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You mean the one I debunked on this very forum about a week before you even started this nonsense thread? Do you have any idea how foolish you look forwarding rumors that you know are not true? What makes you think I would vote for Obama either way? Because I consistently forward the notion that he and all candidates should be treated with a certain amount of respect?

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You mean the one I debunked on this very forum about a week before you even started this nonsense thread? Do you have any idea how foolish you look forwarding rumors that you know are not true? What makes you think I would vote for Obama either way? Because I consistently forward the notion that he and all candidates should be treated with a certain amount of respect?
My guess is you will vote for Osama...

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He's a democrat too, right?

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He's a democrat too, right?
Hard to tell... He usually steps into our national elections in October and tries to scare the hell out of us to influence our elections. I fear he may be a Republican...

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You were certainly paying attention in '04....

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