Originally Posted by js4design
i understand that. i was just making a joke around the multiple meanings of the word spade, hence the little drumming guy. just trying to bring a little non-pc wordplay humor in here and lighten the mood.
and while i agree that someone who makes racial slurs should be prepared to address/defend them, to say someone who makes these remarks is automatically a racist is wildly inaccurate. intent behind a word/statement holds far more importance than just the word itself. and there are many people who harbor racial prejudices who don't say anything that could be considered a racial slur, thinking this somehow doesnt qualify them as a racist.
Calling a spade a spade is not a racial term. It predates the use of the term spade in that sense. I do get your point though. Good skills on picking that out.
I do disagree with your statement that using racist terms doesnt make you a racist. But then again I also think that everyone is racist to some degree. The difference is to what magnitude they are racist and whether they recognize it and try to counteract it.
Originally Posted by jimmyoneill
Political correctness is ruining Britain.
Yea it is. Problem is that people are forced to be PC even if the underlying sentiments are not. Guess thats the definition of PC though isnt it?
Originally Posted by misterjase
at least we did that in 1968 and were big enough to admit our wrongs and say sorry in 2008. i don't think the British would do that - EVER.
'white societies' have a lot to learn about the issue and I don't think the British (and derivatives like U.S. and Aus) can preach on racism from moral high ground.
Remember Sydney 2005? Australia has its fair share of problems.
And its not only white societies. Asians are incredibly racist, and openly so.