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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. Fawlty cussed 'em belt

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    Yeah sometimes, I think it might be a regional thing. Not usually though.
     
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    really, those were the *best* non-racially charged words you could come up with?
     
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    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.
     
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    I’m from Minnesota, and hockey is the first place my mind goes when I hear thug as well.
     
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    Thug has become a replacement for the N word for some people. The racists who are too afraid to let it out 100%.
     
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    According to victim playing weaklings
     
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    Look at him. Thugger.
     
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    Or to those who use it to refer minorities 90% of the time.

    Poll needs a third option, “Sometimes.”

    Which is the correct answer.
     
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    "Lisa, I've been called a greasy thug too." Homer J. Simpson

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    Aunt dindu nuffin should open a dictionary IF she can read.
     
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    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...
     
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    What the hell is happening to this country? Everybody a sensitive bitch these days.
     
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    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.
     
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    Isn't white-(n-word) an oldtimey slur for Irish people?

    So your user name is like the modern translation of that.
     
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    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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