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    03-10-2012, 09:18 PM
  #81
Yearling
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Originally Posted by tempest    
Every person has a skin color so technically everyone is colored.
Yes, but that term itself is paired with a few connotations. It is not PC and it is viewed as offensive because it was a term used to degrade black people. I'm not stating any opinions, just pointing out a few things.
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    03-10-2012, 09:20 PM
  #82
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Originally Posted by LoveTheSaddlebreds    
Yes, but that term itself is paired with a few connotations. It is not PC and it is viewed as offensive because it was a term used to degrade black people. I'm not stating any opinions, just pointing out a few things.
I am well aware of this fact. However, political correctness has crossed the line of trying not to insult anyone to insulting many people. But this is a topic for a completely different thread.
     
    03-10-2012, 09:23 PM
  #83
Foal
I call absolute BS on the the OP's story. What tripe.
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    03-10-2012, 09:24 PM
  #84
Yearling
Damit I went to shoe a few horses and come back and we're talking about politics, big macs, and what the correct term to call a black man is.

Doesn't really matter if the terms I use are accepted here. The words I use are accepted by coloreds here where I live. I grew up playing ball with them, rooming with them, and getting pulled over every time I rode in a vehicle with them. Just because I use the name Amazin Caucasian, that just means I take pride in being who I am. Just like blacks do. I'm probably one of the most non-racist people here. Even still I have a good friend named Sonny that's black. And I can guarantee he's more country than any white person I know, including me. He rides horses and operates Bobcats. He went with me in my dump truck to get some sand for my arena a couple months ago. I was listening to black music and his phone rang. Guess what his ringtone was.....Colt Ford. So we both laughed at the irony that I listen to black music and he listens to white country music.

What's funny is, blacks and other minorities think it's funny that we're so scared to offend them. They think it's funny how we squirm when certain words are used. Whites are the most uptight people as far as racial issues. Caucasians are too worried we're going to offend someone. Don't worry about it, just don't walk up bunch of minorities hollering racial names. When me and my wife got together, she snapped at me for asking a fella if he was Mexican. I just asked if he was Mexican. Not like I said "Are you a **** Mexican?". I just said, "Are you Mexican?" How exactly am I supposed to ask? People get suspicious if you seem super careful about offending them. I've always treated them with respect, And don't act squirrely
     
    03-10-2012, 09:26 PM
  #85
Yearling
I'm not scared about offending people, I just said it wasn't politically correct!
     
    03-10-2012, 09:27 PM
  #86
Banned
I'm hispanic.

I'm not Mexican. You wouldn't think I'm hispanic if you met me and I didn't tell you. I don't look like what 95% of anglos think a hispanic looks like. You would think I'm Italian, and I happen to have an Italian surname.

I am most at ease not around my "own kind" but with rednecks from the Great Plains.

I miss Kansas.
     
    03-10-2012, 09:27 PM
  #87
Trained
Amen AC...the point I was trying to make with my lame story...lol...
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    03-10-2012, 09:29 PM
  #88
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Originally Posted by LoveTheSaddlebreds    
I'm not scared about offending people, I just said it wasn't politically correct!
We know it isn't. And we reject political correctness. It is corrosive and drives a wedge between us all.
     
    03-10-2012, 09:30 PM
  #89
Trained
I agree mildot
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    03-10-2012, 09:32 PM
  #90
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Originally Posted by LoveTheSaddlebreds    
...It is not PC and it is viewed as offensive because it was a term used to degrade black people...
That would come as a surprise to the NAACP. Over time, the connotations with a word can change. I'm all in favor of being polite, but I can't keep up with the constantly changing ground under me. I'd love it if Yahoo or someone would maintain a website that would tell me what, today, I can say without giving someone somewhere offense.

If I want to give offense, I usually toss in enough four-letter words to leave no doubt. Beyond that, I believe that I shouldn't take offense where none is meant, and others should treat me the same.
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