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Autor:  pat
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Data:  08/OUT/2003 7:46 PM
Assunto:  Re: Qual a palavra mais ofensiva ?
 
Mensagem:  In fact, the term 'red-neck' is used all over the country now to refer to any lower-class white person. A common sentiment to hear is that rednecks can be found anywhere. Indeed it is true that 'cracker' is not nearly so offensive as the 'n'-word (the fact that I won't even print that word gives you some idea of how sensitive it is; Miguel can print it and say it because he is "black"). 'Cracker' was never used as a racial slur, only to denote a certain social status and originally being of people from northern-England/southern-Scotland (the border country). It was later used to describe all Scots-Irish southerners in the US. In recent years it has become popular among some black youths to use that term as an epithet towards whites. I was once called that by a young black fellow during a game of basket-ball; his friends apologized to me, but I was not offended because I am descended from 'crackers'.


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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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