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Sea Six 08-10-2020 2:16am

Politically Correct term bites the dust
 
It's Black. Not African American.



Otherwise, the saying would NOT be Black Lives Matter.

snide 08-10-2020 4:48am

I agree. The term "African American" is racist. :yesnod:

z06psi 08-10-2020 5:06am

Classifying people outside of sovereignty is racist, sexist, or ageist.

Mick 08-10-2020 5:27am

Every black guy that hangs around my buddy's shop has said they find "African American" offensive. The term "black" really only comes up if someone is describing what someone looks like.

6spdC6 08-10-2020 5:28am

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Originally Posted by snide (Post 1794229)
I agree. The term "African American" is racist. :yesnod:

I have never used it. I came from a peaceful mixed race neighborhood and black, negro, colored were very well accepted names. At age 75 I see no reason to change.

04 commemorative 08-10-2020 5:39am

I always thought "colored" worked.....I mean when I am referred to as "white" I'm fine with that.

DAB 08-10-2020 7:08am

United Negro College Fund

National association for the Advancement of Colored People

Iím very confused. And kind of peachy colored.

Old Ben 08-10-2020 7:30am

Quote:

Originally Posted by DAB (Post 1794283)
United Negro College Fund

National association for the Advancement of Colored People

Iím very confused. And kind of peachy colored.

Congressional Black Caucus.

Sea Six 08-10-2020 9:34am

Black Entertainment Television.



NOT African-American Entertainment Television.

mrvette 08-10-2020 9:38am

Quote:

Originally Posted by DAB (Post 1794283)
United Negro College Fund

National association for the Advancement of Colored People

Iím very confused. And kind of peachy colored.

Sounds peachy keen to ME......:seasix::rofl:

mrvette 08-10-2020 10:34am

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sea Six (Post 1794374)
Black Entertainment Television.



NOT African-American Entertainment Television.

BET Bob Johnson.....owned a house in Potomac Md....just off Falls Rd.

back some 40? years ago, I got referenced as an installer for the local hardware chain....Hechingers......so I did a week's worth of work in his house.....we only met once briefly.....I didn't know him from anyone else, BUT was told just HOO HE WAS by my friends at Hechingers....

Been a while....:seasix:

8Up 08-10-2020 11:56am

Every black person I know has referred to themselves as 'black' (or dark green when I was in the Marines). Never heard anyone but politicians call them(selves) 'African' American.

Sea Six 08-10-2020 12:19pm

I NEVER heard a black person I encountered on the streets refer to themselves, or any other black person as African American. Giving descriptions of witnesses/suspects/whomever ... not once.

White people, maybe 50% of the time they would describe someone as AA.

Whenever I used the term, nobody but nobody ever took offense or even acted like they were.

"Unit 504 I'm out with one black male, Maple and Walnut, citizen contact." - Never got one complaint from this or any other use of the term.

Thomas 08-10-2020 1:30pm

Soooooooo

Nigger.

In or out? I hear them use it constantly. Should be OK right?

MrPeabody 08-10-2020 2:09pm

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Originally Posted by Thomas (Post 1794493)
Soooooooo

Nigger.

In or out? I hear them use it constantly. Should be OK right?

You can say it if you are one.:yesnod:

DAB 08-10-2020 2:19pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thomas (Post 1794493)
Soooooooo

Nigger.

In or out? I hear them use it constantly. Should be OK right?

so if that's a no-go, then you cannot read Huck Finn.

MrPeabody 08-10-2020 2:27pm

I'm not picky about what people of other races call me. Either "Sir" or "Boss" is just fine.:yesnod:

DAB 08-10-2020 2:28pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by MrPeabody (Post 1794505)
I'm not picky about what people of other races call me. Either "Sir" or "Boss" is just fine.:yesnod:

Yes Master.

z06psi 08-10-2020 2:32pm

I just go with citizen or American.


Usually starts up a conversation but it never ends in emotions.

MrPeabody 08-10-2020 2:33pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by DAB (Post 1794506)
Yes Master.

That'll do.:rofl:


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