Discussion in 'The War Room' started by GrandNewb, Oct 12, 2017.
Yeah sometimes, I think it might be a regional thing. Not usually though.
really, those were the *best* non-racially charged words you could come up with?
Why is their own black aunt associating the word thug with the N word? Seems like she needs to analyze that a little.
If you don't want to be called a thug, don't act like a thug. It's sad how little your everyday person uses simple logic.
I’m from Minnesota, and hockey is the first place my mind goes when I hear thug as well.
Thug has become a replacement for the N word for some people. The racists who are too afraid to let it out 100%.
According to victim playing weaklings
Look at him. Thugger.
Or to those who use it to refer minorities 90% of the time.
Poll needs a third option, “Sometimes.”
Which is the correct answer.
"Lisa, I've been called a greasy thug too." Homer J. Simpson
Aunt dindu nuffin should open a dictionary IF she can read.
No, unless it's used as a preamble to describe someone who did not commit thuggery. For example: "local thug, James Blackman received Valedictorian horners on top of several scholarship offers for combination of stellar grades and exemplary volunteering services" -- that would be a racist usage.
However, I've only seen it used it in the media when to describe people who committed ruffian acts -- and usually only when they are quoting someone who described what was going on.
Also, Obama (as well a multitude of other prominent black members of public office) used it:
But I've read articles suggesting it's ok when black people use it, not when white people do. That lexicon privilege tho...
What the hell is happening to this country? Everybody a sensitive bitch these days.
If it is I'm in trouble.
Why does anyone care what the family of violent criminals think? They should be ashamed to be alive right now. Not playing victim to some invented social injustice.
Isn't white-(n-word) an oldtimey slur for Irish people?
So your user name is like the modern translation of that.
The word "thug" to me meant a huge white guy with a leather jacket and greasy slicked back hair who would beat people up for the mob.
That's the way I always heard it used....a large, brutish person basically, the racial connotation was definitely white.
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