Black People : Racial slurs/remarks:Do they really offend u or...

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  1. naija-man

    naija-man Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    does it just roll off your back?

    I'm asking because a few weeks ago, One evening on my way home a guy driving past in his van yelled out "You...black..b*stard"....I didn't understand him straight away; till a split second later...i was yelled back,"Suck your mother,(UK slang-abuse)you white devil"..I doubt he heard me.

    anyway..to be honest I wasn't even offend/upset or angry(just a bit surprised)..the guy seemed like a total jackass to me.

    so what about U guys?, have u or will be offended in a similar situation?
    or have u experienced any direct racial abuse??
     
  2. Amnat77

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    It's funny i used to be really sensitive about that when was in the US, upon moving to the UK, i grew a hard shell so it doesn't bother me anymore. With racism been so overt over here(and my line of work), its almost an everyday occurrence for me.

    Whites and people of other races here have no qualms about calling a black person colored, no lie its like I'm stuck in the movie Mississippi burning!

    oh yeah, i guess it doesn't help that i work around a bunch of old white English uneducated men.
     
  3. anAfrican

    anAfrican Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    whoa!! you work in politics?!
     
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    lol..funny...hehhehe, no i'm doing a stint in the transport system here till i finish up my degree.
     
  5. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Long ago...

    in another lifetime I fought a white girl for calling me the N word.
    But afterward I felt somewhat embarrassed of my behavior. I am older and
    wiser and will not display that kind of behavior should it happen again.

    AnyWho, to answer your question... I would let it roll off my back.
    They are expecting a certain reaction and I refuse to give them
    that satisfaction.



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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    sticks and stone may break my bones but words never hurt !
    I kinda live by this saying til it come to my own folkz
    it offends me to see my own people say and act out this way against each other
    wit name calling and slurs dat's racially been betrayed as people

    I don't let much roll off my back, but i use the reversal thing against my oppressor
     
  7. naija-man

    naija-man Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    it's ironic.
    cos even certain black folk treat their own people just as bad.

    if my own bretheren treat me bad, then why should I be so surprised if a white guy does it?...
     
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