The uppity negro female? First of all, I didn't know that you were black (the picture of the chick from Mean Girls doesn't really help your case in the assumption that I believed you were black), not that it would have made any difference to the way I responded to your post anyway. But is becoming abundantly clear that this kind of language just goes to show how deeply the mindset of perpetual persecution is ingrained in your psyche, even when said in jest. Guess what? I was born in the 1980's. I wasn't a slave driver, my ancestors came to this country in 1921 from Ireland. I guess that we didn't face any kind of discrimination either, right? And thanks for letting me know that "mulatto" isn't an acceptable term, which is the exact reason why I used it, to show that this silly political correctness has gone too far. Maybe we should go back in time and edit every speech given by black leaders who called themselves "negroes" too? And what exactly has changed that would make either of the words offensive now when they were perfectly acceptable thirty or forty years ago? How did words like "Oriental", "negro" and "mulatto" suddenly become offensive? I would really like to know why you feel that way. As a mulatta yourself, I'm surprised that you're not more understanding of my position. I've lived in Brazil, where people of mixed Portuguese/African ancestry proudly call themselves mulattos, and "white" Brazilians call them mulattos as well, without any tinge of racism or prejudice. I wonder what the difference is between here and there? Maybe it's because they are more worried about surviving day to day and don't have the luxury to go to law school (or any secondary school for that matter) and female dog about how bad they have it.
No, you seem pretty exasperated. The all caps, the bolding, the "I AM DOWN" followed by lord knows how many exclamation points (seven?), "For the absolute last time," etc. Don't be disingenuous.
Maybe it's because they are more worried about surviving day to day and don't have the luxury to go to law school (or any secondary school for that matter) and female dog about how bad they have it.
I would hope that if he went to a HBCU, he would get called out, and perhaps even beat up a few times. Ideally by the white people there that DO have their heads on straight, so he can't blame it on black people not understanding him. Hell, I'd beat him up for that "mulatta" bull.
Quote from: dashrashi on February 20, 2009, 04:33:29 PMNo, you seem pretty exasperated. The all caps, the bolding, the "I AM DOWN" followed by lord knows how many exclamation points (seven?), "For the absolute last time," etc. Don't be disingenuous.Ok. How about this...the guy obviously can't read or refuses to, and he can't comprehend simple logic...or he's a flame. But I really am not exasperated...I have little investment in whether the guy "gets it" or not, but I take some pleasure in pointing out how stupid some people look. That's not exasperation. Exasperation arises from a personal, emotional investment. The guy called ME of all people an "Uncle Tom", but nothing with me is personal on this site. Anyways, be careful not to swing from his nuts...right now, you look like a swinger.
I have also lived outside of the country in a place with a far greater black population than any other country in the world,