Facts of Life

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  1. ILoveTheCeltic

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  2. gasrex

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  3. shendr18

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    :50: Uusally stop drinking after a pint or 2 if they drink at all
     
  4. Gordybhoy1967

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    If you need me to explain then you really are a stupid little boy.

    Again, could a mod please deal with this little * sack?
     
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    Yep, another one bang on the money.
     
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  7. gasrex

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    Sad to say I have done that!
     
  8. Marie Administrator Administrator

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    Can you report the post please, that's how you bring it to our attention.....mods don't catch every single post on the forum I'm afraid

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    Less of the name calling
     
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  9. \o/

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    I'm actually very interested in why you believe, in that context, it is racist.
     
  10. Gordybhoy1967

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    Why is using the words '*' or 'Chinky'
    wrong?
    Yes, definitely! * and Chinky are racist
    words no matter how, when or why they are
    used. Even if these words are used to describe
    a local shop or take away, the words still have
    racist meaning.
    These words have been used as weapons to
    hurt people, and make them feel different,
    unwelcome and not valued. Both words are
    connected to racist attacks, racist groups and
    racist incidents which makes them both
    extremely hurtful and offensive, and hte
    people who these words are directed at will
    often feel frightened and threatened.
    Sometimes people use these words as slang
    words and have no intention of hurting or
    upsetting anyone. However, if you had
    experienced this word while being shouted at,
    or whilst someone attacked you or tried to
    hurt you, would you want to hear it being
    used?
    It may also be said that the word * is
    simply short for Pakistani, or that Chinky is
    simply short for Chinese, but because of the
    way these words have been used, they have
    become damaging, hurtful and racist.
    Lastly, many people who are called these
    words are not actually from Pakistan or China,
    so often people are being judged on their skin
    colour or appearance, plus, ask yourself this –
    do the people who use these words usually say
    them when they are inside the shop or take
    away? If not, why not?!

    C&P from Show racism the red card as I'm on a phone and it would take an eternity to write an essay on the subject.
     
  11. \o/

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    * is racist, I never said that at all.

    Chinky isn't, chinky is just a shortening of the word. Always been told that off of the members of my family who are Chinese, the word '*' they take extreme offence to and view that in the same view as the word '*', however people always forget about the context behind the meaning of statements and that is what truly differentiates between what is racist and what is not.

    If I called someone a Chinky *, yes, but the word Chinky does not have the same racial connotations behind it that words like 'gook' or '*' do and I'll thank you not to try and paint me as some sort of racist because you don't read into the context behind statements.
     
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  13. \o/

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    No it's not. Power is :50:
     
  14. Gordybhoy1967

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    I know you never said *, that part doesn't apply here.

    Would you say chinky inside the Chinese Takeaway?
     
  15. Gordybhoy1967

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    No its not, Capitalism is :50:
     
  16. \o/

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    Yes and I've never been took offence at.

    Like I said, any Chinese people I know don't think it's offensive. It's the phrase * they do and it's a phrase that would never pass my lips.
     
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    Nah, evil was invented before capitalism was :icon_mrgreen:

    Mostly for power. Some folk are just * lunatics though and have no meaning behind their evil doings.
     
  18. Gordybhoy1967

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    But Chinky is derived from *.

    End of the matter for me
     
  19. \o/

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    No, it's not. Chinky is a word that Scottish people use to shorten the name of Chinese.

    Think about the context behind matters is all I'm saying before you brand people racist.

    It's similar to how the Hun's think but they don't think * is a bad word so what's wrong with * *. One is wrong due to the context, the other is not.
     
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    It isn't. Some people just enjoy being offended on behalf of others.