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Old 01-11-2005, 06:22 PM   #76
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People talk like that as hard as it is to believe...

"I don't want to be a hardass, but..."

"I don't want to sound like an insensitve prick, but..."

"I don't want come across as lovey dovey, but..."

We seemingly live in a hyper-sensitve culture as evidenced by this thread. The word, monkey, was used to describe a black person a group of guys on the sideline. He he prefaces his statement b/c monkey is somewhat taboo to use in the same sentence as black people "depending" on the person, yet what if that word fits or is true? Voila, an explanation for, "I'm not racist, but..."

Howard Cossell was villfied for calling a football player a monkey while the player was running across the field even though Cossell did not mean it as a racial slur?

I think its one thing to get annoyed with actual slurs but to start excluding regular words for the sake of "being sensitve," comes across as lame.

Was that guy committing a racial slur when he made a monkey comment? Who knows? From the sound of things, he was describing how those particular guys looked.

Replace my use of individuals with groups then (Reggie Miller, Patrick Ewing, & Sam Cassell if it makes you feel better)... I still maintain my point.

Did he say ALL black people looked like monkeys? No.

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