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    Was that racist?

    I was at the returns section of a store today (x-mas shopping is torture, BTW) when the cashier told another customer to go talk to the guy in shoes. She said, "His name is ... He's African American."

    Am I being a bad American if I'm not offended by that?

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    by strict semantic definition it was racist, yes. they differentiated or discriminated by race.

    Not that it was necessarily intended as derogatory or negatively.
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    "talk to the tall guy that appears to be good at basketball"
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    it was also sexist.

    Should have said "that person over there". "he's" implies that only males are allowed to sell shoes.

    For best results, try to arrange it so that there are fifty or so people in the direction you are pointing and then say "just go find the human being over there among those human beings, it will help you."

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    whoops, that was specie-ist...

    "go find that life form over there among those other life forms"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
    whoops, that was specie-ist...

    "go find that life form over there among those other life forms ... "
    wearing a [insert colour] [insert garment]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
    whoops, that was specie-ist...

    "go find that life form over there among those other life forms"
    why do you hate zombies?
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    why do you hate zombies?
    I lol'd
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    why do you hate zombies?
    It's not my fault...

    I was raised by rabid anti-zombie bigots.

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    All this damn "political correctness" drives me nuts. Yes, the shoe salesperson was a he. Yes, he was African American. The cashier gave the customer the necessary information to find the shoe salesman. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Nothing. Not one thing. It was a fact. The shoe salesperson was African American and a he. ENOUGH OF THIS STUPID, IDIOTIC POLITICAL CORRECTNESS!!!!


    GGGGGGAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSPlo View Post
    Am I being a bad American if I'm not offended by that?
    You're being a bad USian if you're looking out for things to be offended by.

    Chill out. Quit trying to inject everyday life with drama.

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    quit trying to quit trying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickeydog View Post
    All this damn "political correctness" drives me nuts. Yes, the shoe salesperson was a he. Yes, he was African American. The cashier gave the customer the necessary information to find the shoe salesman. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Nothing. Not one thing. It was a fact. The shoe salesperson was African American and a he. ENOUGH OF THIS STUPID, IDIOTIC POLITICAL CORRECTNESS!!!!


    GGGGGGAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ya want fries w/ dat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgoat View Post
    ya want fries w/ dat?
    I'd rather have an AR-15, but sure.


    Oh wait. Are they curly fries? Or can I not call them curly fries, because that might be discrimination against other types of fries?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickeydog View Post
    I'd rather have an AR-15, but sure.


    Oh wait. Are they curly fries? Or can I not call them curly fries, because that might be discrimination against other types of fries?
    you un-american! They're FREEDOM Fries!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgoat View Post
    you un-american! They're FREEDOM Fries!!!
    Where did I say "french fries" in my previous post? I called them fries, because I did not was to be accused of being discriminatory against fries.
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    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickeydog View Post
    Where did I say "french fries" in my previous post? I called them fries, because I did not was to be accused of being discriminatory against fries.
    I'm not liking the cut of your jib...it's Guantanamo Bay for you, son!
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    ooops - P&R, here we come
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickeydog View Post
    Where did I say "french fries" in my previous post? I called them fries, because I did not was to be accused of being discriminatory against fries.
    Quit yer whinin', *******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgoat View Post
    I'm not liking the cut of your jib...it's Guantanamo Bay for you, son!
    Bring it, *****.

    *pulls out M-4, loads a 203 and a full mag*
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    Cut me a switch, Jeb!
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    Err, I mean "European-American of indiscriminate gender."

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    I hope you're just trolling because as a serious question this is stupid.

    Though some could say the descriptor of "African American" is useless and more stupid than "black", considering one is a descriptor, and the other is a guess at their ancestry due to just their color (consider a black brit visiting America...) where as the other is just color.

    Case and point, if I'm in a place with lots of say Mexicans, and they say "the white guy over there" I really wouldn't care, it isn't malicious, it's just a tool to help pick me out when someone needs to find me, to try to be offended by it just makes you look horribly pathetic.

    Once you try to get offended by non malicious actions, you know you've been broken by the PC idiots. It defeats the entire reason for political correctness and actually makes it a weapon for more segregation and violence.


    Learn what racism is:
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/racism
    Last edited by StrangeWill; 12-13-08 at 02:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickeydog View Post
    *pulls out M-4, loads a 203 and a full mag*
    No you didn't.

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    You all are being racist in assuming that the store was majority white. The store could have been majority African American and the cashier was trying to be a jerk.

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