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Autor:  Miguel Vieira
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Data:  06/OUT/2003 4:48 PM
Assunto:  Re: Qual a palavra mais ofensiva ?
 
Mensagem:  Not really, "Redneck" is actually taken as a term of enderment sometimes. Of course it depends on who says it. It rarelly evokes violent emotions. You see, the reason it doesn't evoke the same emotions as the the term "nigger" is because rednecks(poor white people) have never had it as bad as black people have. No other group has suffered as much as Black Americans have in America. Rednecks have never been considered to be sub-human. Blackpeople however, were until recently treated at though they were less than human. As a result anything that was done to a Blackperson, whether it be lynching, rape,verbal/physical attack caused little if any remorse on the part of the aggressor. Almost always, the use of the term nigger preceded these acts So, naturally when Black people, Afro-Americans, to be precise, hear non-blacks use it, it essencially brings up 400 years of history to the forefront. Consequently, he/she feels compelled to project the 400 years of pain unto the person calling them "nigger". As I pointed out before this usually happens in the form of verbal or physical attack. In the extreme,the receiver may feel compelled to murder the person calling him/her "nigger". Now, interesting enough,a lot of young Black and non-Black people often refer to each other as "niggers". Why? Two reasons 1- They have internalized the racist vacabularies of the past and 2- They somehow wish to take the power out of the word. It's almost always a combination of the two. for the most part, these young people don't even know the unconscious factors that make them utter the word so often. They're pretty much victims of their own lack of history-consciousness. And by the way, the term redneck only applies to poor white people, often uneducated, from the south. It does not apply to Euro-Americans from the North.


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Qual a palavra mais ofensiva ?  –  Sérgio  01/OUT/2003, 6:41 PM
Re: Qual a palavra mais ofensiva ?  –  Milena  01/OUT/2003, 11:20 PM
Re: Qual a palavra mais ofensiva ?  –  Milena  01/OUT/2003, 11:27 PM
Re: Qual a palavra mais ofensiva ?  –  pat  02/OUT/2003, 8:37 AM
Re: Qual a palavra mais ofensiva ?  –  Maria Valeska  02/OUT/2003, 12:23 PM
Re: Qual a palavra mais ofensiva ?  –  André Oliveira  02/OUT/2003, 9:21 AM
Re: Qual a palavra mais ofensiva ?  –  José Roberto  02/OUT/2003, 1:07 PM
Re: Qual a palavra mais ofensiva ?  –  André Oliveira  02/OUT/2003, 2:26 PM
Re: Qual a palavra mais ofensiva ?  –  José Roberto  02/OUT/2003, 2:41 PM
Re: Qual a palavra mais ofensiva ?  –  Anna  04/OUT/2003, 12:40 AM
Re: Qual a palavra mais ofensiva ?  –  pat  08/OUT/2003, 7:46 PM
Re: Qual a palavra mais ofensiva ?  –  Miguel Vieira  05/OUT/2003, 7:48 PM
Re: Qual a palavra mais ofensiva ?  –  José Roberto  05/OUT/2003, 8:20 PM
 Re: Qual a palavra mais ofensiva ?  –  Miguel Vieira  06/OUT/2003, 4:48 PM

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