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Thread: Racist comments but not racist?

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    Racist comments but not racist?

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    Ok, do you think it's possible to make racist comments and not BE racist?
    Or sexist, or religion-ist, or whatever?

    PUBLIC poll. I don't want anyone surprised by it.
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    For example, when I was in middle school, people said, "That's Jewish." I have NO idea why. Or if someone was being dumb, people would say "Stop being a Jew." People said it ALL the time. It actually REPLACED "retarded".

    The problem is, now when I'm with friends I've been with since kindergarten, I say, "That's Jewish." I actually LOVE the Jewish religion. I think it's one of the most beautiful religions, along with Catholicism, and so steeped in holiness and tradition. It's such an amazingly RICH faith, and I have a lot of respect FOR Jews.

    ...but I still say, "That's Jewish".

    Is it possible to say that, and not be racist (or religionist?)
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    Simply put, yes.

    Among friends, sure. I used to hang out and tease my gay friend about being my little fairy boy allllll the time. Of course, he'd tease me right back for all kinds of things. It was all in good fun, no feelings were hurt, nothing was meant by it. (Anyone who's been on the board for a little while should know by now how in favor I am of gay rights and equality... lol)

    However, there is DEFINITELY a time and a place. And you can't say anything around just anyone.....
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    But arent those offenseive to someone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijus View Post
    For example, when I was in middle school, people said, "That's Jewish." I have NO idea why. Or if someone was being dumb, people would say "Stop being a Jew." People said it ALL the time. It actually REPLACED "retarded".

    The problem is, now when I'm with friends I've been with since kindergarten, I say, "That's Jewish." I actually LOVE the Jewish religion. I think it's one of the most beautiful religions, along with Catholicism, and so steeped in holiness and tradition. It's such an amazingly RICH faith, and I have a lot of respect FOR Jews.

    ...but I still say, "That's Jewish".

    Is it possible to say that, and not be racist (or religionist?)

    I don't think it makes people sound racist (because I know exactly what you're talking about)..... I think it makes them sound a little.... ignorant perhaps?

    Words like "gay" and "retard" and "jewish" have almost lost their true meaning in today's culture. They can almost (sadly) be grouped with words like "asshole," "moron," "stupid" etc.

    It's kinda like when I hear little kids calling eachother "douchebags"..... and when questioned, they have NO idea what a douchebag even is.

    Kinda just.... using the wrong word to make a point I guess.
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