Is "Thug" a Racist Word?

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Is "Thug" a racist word?

Poll closed Oct 19, 2017.
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  2. No

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  1. ripskater

    ripskater Guest

    Yes, there are white thugs.

    I posted a video last week and the guy referred to black or white thugs.
     
  2. JonnyRingo84

    JonnyRingo84 Gold Belt

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    well that's fine then.

    but we both probably know lots of people who reserve "thug" for members of a certain race.
     
  3. 2DUM2TAP

    2DUM2TAP Silver Belt

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    Here is Dave Chappelle talking about Thugs and in this group of thugs is white thugs.

    Enjoy.
     
  4. OeuvrePressure

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    I'm not asserting a correlation. It's not on me to disprove that one exists, but very much the reverse.
    The burden of proof is always on the claimant.
     
  5. 2DUM2TAP

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    Exactly. A common violent criminal. Thug.
     
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  6. 2DUM2TAP

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    any class?

    I called those kids playing the KO game thugs. Common violent criminal. That's what it means.
     
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  7. Slick_36

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    Fine, go ahead and close the thread down whIle I go and conduct a peer reviewed study.
     
  8. cincymma79

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    Young thug
    Bone thugs
    I'm a thug
    Thug life
     
  9. jimbob27

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    If certain groups engage in more thuggish behavior than others, then it's no fucking wonder they've built an association with the word. That tends to happen when members of your peer group tattoo it onto their bodies.
     
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    It's already been mentioned, but context is everything. And these are individuals that voluntarily used the word to describe themselves or their behavior. It's different when it's a journalist reporting the facts.
     
  11. zebby23

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    Weird that I know all your references
     
  12. Scrody

    Scrody Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Nope. I refer to big mean dudes as thugs. Like my buddy Luke, he's a thug and he's white as hell.
     
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  13. cincymma79

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    That is not better
     
  14. cincymma79

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    We need a racial draft
    Every race gets one word to be offended by and that's it
    Choose wisely
     
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  15. Pwent

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    seems like a way to try to stop criticism of hoodlums and trash people
     
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    What isn't better?
     
  17. Iceberg Slim

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    for sure, but that's an indictment of those people, not the word itself.
     
  18. Slick_36

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    No, just asking for the word to be used evenly when it comes to race or not at all. There's plenty of different descriptions for pieces of shit and no one is arguing to stop reporting on criminals.
     
  19. Pwent

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    But whatever new word people use will just be called racist too

    Like nobody thought thug was racist until people used it to describe Michael brown after it was revealed that he robbed a liquor store and then attacked a cop
     
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    Because thug became a buzzword that defined a certain kind of criminal. They could use any other word, and as long as they're using it to define all violent criminals, it's all good.
     

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