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  • #76
    Originally posted by riker7 View Post
    Why is the media suddenly capitalizing the letter "b" in "black"? They are all doing it and I don't recall seeing it before. Also, "African-American" seems to be receding from the PC lexicon.
    I never liked the term "African American." First, neither I nor my family have lived in Africa since we won that free cruise. I'm no more African than anyone else. Second, it seems so contrived. "Your family is Irish, so you're Irish American. Your family is Chinese, so you're Chinese American. You're black, so you're African American." Couldn't even pick a country to otherize me with.

    I do think it's funny that I'm colored again, though. I wonder if I'll be a negro again in a decade or so.

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    • #77
      Originally posted by Spartan View Post

      I never liked the term "African American." First, neither I nor my family have lived in Africa since we won that free cruise. I'm no more African than anyone else. Second, it seems so contrived. "Your family is Irish, so you're Irish American. Your family is Chinese, so you're Chinese American. You're black, so you're African American." Couldn't even pick a country to otherize me with.

      I do think it's funny that I'm colored again, though. I wonder if I'll be a negro again in a decade or so.
      I think you're just a swell guy. Didn't know what "race" you were until now and it doesn't make a difference to me.

      I also find "anything-American" to be contrived. I am wondering what the media are trying to accomplish (or whom they are trying to appease) by using the term "Black". Changes in public speech can be dangerous and it is important (to me) to find the source and understand the meaning.

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      • #78
        A Dallas Police Department officer was arrested by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) on charges for transportation of child pornography, the department announced today.
        https://www.mytexasdaily.com/north-t...ae00befbb.html

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        • #79
          A Los Angeles police officer who was off-duty when he allegedly crashed his vehicle into an SUV in Palmdale, injuring two people, pleaded not guilty Friday to two DUI charges.

          Michael Anthony Keith, 35, was charged Thursday with one count each of driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage causing injury and driving with a 0.08 percent blood-alcohol content causing injury in connection with the April 26, 2018, crash, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
          https://mynewsla.com/crime/2020/07/2...in-palmdale-2/

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          • #80
            Originally posted by riker7 View Post
            I think you're just a swell guy. Didn't know what "race" you were until now and it doesn't make a difference to me.

            I also find "anything-American" to be contrived. I am wondering what the media are trying to accomplish (or whom they are trying to appease) by using the term "Black". Changes in public speech can be dangerous and it is important (to me) to find the source and understand the meaning.
            It’s really interesting you mention this. I was talking with a buddy of mine not too long ago and he more or less said the same thing. It wasn’t the thing that bugged him the most; that dubious honor goes to people who seem perplexed by his vocabulary and overly-enunciated speech patterns, as if it’s ironic or something. But, he’s a Jamaican-American, and finds it irksome AF.

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            • #81
              You guys can just refer to me as a German.

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              • #82
                Originally posted by FuqMizzou View Post
                You guys can just refer to me as a German.

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                Jerry or Kraut. Pick one.

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by FuqMizzou View Post
                  You guys can just refer to me as a German.

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                  Sieg heil.

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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by riker7 View Post
                    Did they cite a reason?
                    Dunno. I only heard about it because I know a lot of reporters who thought it was a big deal. I personally don't give a shit.

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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by riker7 View Post
                      Sieg heil.
                      American German is also acceptable.

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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by FuqMizzou View Post

                        American German is also acceptable.
                        White power?

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                        • #87
                          Originally posted by FuqMizzou View Post
                          You guys can just refer to me as a German.

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                          Ah a Hun bastard. From whereabouts?

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                              The officer was let go after an investigation but got his job back after an appeal because no other officer said that he did anything wrong. He resigned and is now an officer in Los Gatos.

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                              • #90
                                Body camera footage shows a K-9 officer being used to subdue Bailey. The dog got ahold of Bailey’s neck and dragged him to the ground. The bite caused injuries that put Bailey in the hospital and into a coma. Flannelly said the department is releasing all the footage of the incident to dispel misinformation being spread about it.
                                .https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=9IqXi_1595900196

                                Nsfl

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