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Ganassi racing fires Kyle Larson

Discussion in 'Sports' started by dlbleak, Apr 14, 2020.

  1. SoonerP226

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    It is not a word I use, but I completely understand why black folks use it when talking to each other. It's the same reason I'm an Okie and I live in the Sooner State--those words were both used as insults, but our state's leaders realized if you @#$&ing own that word, nobody can use it to insult you.

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    I'm an Okie and I'm proud
    So when you call me Okie,
    Man, you'd better say it loud

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  2. jmike314

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    The fact that the word “cracker” gets typed out and said aloud but we type and say “N-word” clearly shows they have a vastly different meaning & affect.

    Nobody “gets” to say awful things...they just do. That’s the people they are. A whole lot of people think it’s OK to say - white, black, whatever. And a whole lot of people think it’s wrong to say - white, black, whatever.

    People rob banks, murder, & molest children but nobody ever says “If they can do that, why can’t I?”

    And if I’m the head of a multi-million dollar company and you’re my employee, you sure as hell better not make us look bad in the public eye and possibly adversely affect our bottom line. Larson did that to Ganassi. He got what he got. He’ll find another seat and they’ll find another driver.


    “Crying is for babies, little girls, and men who just had their ears ripped off.”
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    Or maybe it's more of a PC thing regarding minorities.

    We've become so politically correct that equality has gone out the window in many cases. If you want to be "equal," then don't expect special treatment (no matter your race). Why should one race get a special pass on name-calling?

    The "N-word" is indeed belittling when name-calling, but no more so than many others commonly used (GDMFer comes to mind). I don't much care for "Honky" either, and it's another one specifically aimed at whites.

    I don't condone name-calling in any case. But equality either means equal in everything, or else it doesn't.

    Just my 2¢ ... :drunk2:
     
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