Is "Thug" a Racist Word?

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Is "Thug" a racist word?

Poll closed Oct 19, 2017.
  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. GrandNewb

    GrandNewb Yellow Belt

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    http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/1...gs-over-alleged-assault-on-special-needs-kid/

    - Two black high school football players attack a black special needs student from behind in a surprise attack.
    - White wrestling coach (coaches kindergarten through sixth grade kids) sees video of the attack and comments that the two attackers are "thugs."
    - Aunt of one of the attackers complains to school board that the white coach is racist for coming up with a creative way to call her nephew and his friend the "n-word."
    - School superintendent forbids white coach and his students from using school facilities.

    I guess "thug" is the new "n-word?"
     
  2. PrinceOfPain

    PrinceOfPain Silver Belt

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  3. TITS

    TITS Black Beast Belt Platinum Member

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    Pretty much. Check out Fox News.
     
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    Slick_36 Groundhog Expert

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    No, but it tends to only refer to one race when it comes up in the media so it might as well be.
     
  5. OeuvrePressure

    OeuvrePressure Titanium Belt

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    No.
    If you check you'll find plenty of examples of black people using the word to describe racially neutral behaviors.

    It's just one of those words that got SJW'd.
    Only people looking to hear racism are generally gonna hear racism in its use.
    But as always, context matters, and a lot depends on how it's said...
     
  6. Pied Piper

    Pied Piper Banned Banned

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    Anything word uttered out of a white persons mouth is racist



    According to liberals
     
  7. OeuvrePressure

    OeuvrePressure Titanium Belt

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    I would say that's a case of selection bias.
     
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  8. BADodd06

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    It's common selective use by many people (particularly in televised and social media) when describing criminals or suspects of one or two races while not using it to describe similarly engaged white individuals has become an obvious "tell" in regards to betraying how they perceive people of color as more of a threat, more unacceptable, and inferior compared to their non-white counterparts when all other factors are held equal.
     
  9. oldshadow

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    Thug is not about race it's about action and lifestyle.

    There are white thugs, black thugs, Hispanic thugs and more.
     
  10. Slick_36

    Slick_36 Groundhog Expert

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    Unless you have some statistical proof to back that accusation up, I'm not buying it.
     
  11. OeuvrePressure

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    Sounds like bullshit.
     
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    Pretty much this. For some reason you only hear this word mentioned a lot on Fox News.
     
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  13. OeuvrePressure

    OeuvrePressure Titanium Belt

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    It would be up to the person making the assertion to prove it.
    My guess is that, much like the "full moon effect", a careful analysis would prove it inaccurate.
     
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    Only if you're referring to people from India, as they probably don't want to be compared to the Thuggee cult that the term comes from.

    Otherwise, no. There are thugs in every race.
     
  15. thefirstemporer

    thefirstemporer Overdone and dry! Platinum Member

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    Yep, entirely racist. Time to ban the word "thug." Next on the list to ban is the word "bully."
     
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  16. OeuvrePressure

    OeuvrePressure Titanium Belt

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    If that's so it's more likely than not a result of better news sources deciding it's best to avoid the word altogether.
     
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  17. thefirstemporer

    thefirstemporer Overdone and dry! Platinum Member

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    And no, the word "thug" is not exclusive to blacks. Liberals need to stop pretending it is.
     
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  18. InternetHero

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    The aunt of the degenerate thug should be more worried about the thuggery.

    So should we.
     
  19. TITS

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    ...and never towards white people. It's always a black guy who's "ghetto" so he's a "thug" now. Maybe they should just stop using the word because it's thinly veiled racism.

    They were calling Trayvon Martin a thug for christ's sake. The fat wanna-be security guard that killed him was the real thug.
     
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  20. Son of Jamin

    Son of Jamin Make MMA Great Again

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    It depends if it can change the narrative from your relative being a stupid criminal to a coach that is upet by the criminals wrongdoings!
     

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