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Old 09-12-2014, 01:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Do you find being called "black" offensive?

I live in a small town in Canada, which has a very small black population. I've always just called people of African descent "blacks", in the same way I call Caucasians "whites", without meaning anything harmful or derogatory, as does everyone I know. I'm wondering, though, if "black" people don't like being called that, and would rather be called "African-Canadian" or a similar term. And is the term "Negro" any different?
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Old 09-12-2014, 01:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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White people live in Africa too, so it's not a very accurate term. I don't find it offensive and according to some of my friends they prefer to be called black because of it being inaccurate.
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Old 09-12-2014, 01:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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African- Canadian sounds bizarre.

I'm not offened. Also there are like three of us on here that I know of.
Anti is semi black I guess....He got dat fro.

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i don't get offended if someone calls me black. i do get offended if they call me a jew though.
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i don't get offended if someone calls me black. i do get offended if they call me a jew though.
Well, we've got enough grammar Nazis on this forum, so I guess it's about time we had one of the more traditional variety. Willkommen, mein Herr!
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Old 09-12-2014, 06:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I don't much care for this particular racist joke I heard the other day.

What do you call a white man in court?

The lawyer.


Whites go to court just like everybody else. We're not all lawyers and judges.
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Old 09-12-2014, 06:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I don't much care for this particular racist joke I heard the other day.

What do you call a white man in court?

The lawyer.


Whites go to court just like everybody else. We're not all lawyers and judges.
I don't much care for this particular lawyer jokes I heard the other day.

Q: What's the difference between a jellyfish and a lawyer?
A: One's a spineless, poisonous blob. The other is a form of sea life.

Lawyers are just like everybody else. They're not all spineless.
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I don't find it offensive at all, but then again, I'm caucasian.
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I don't find it offensive at all, but then again, I'm caucasian.
I find it offensive, because I'm white.
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I find it to be pretty generic. I've heard fifty million and one racist jokes in my life, and laughed at a fair few of them, so why should one relatively benign racist joke be so terrible?
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