View Poll Results: Does the title of this thread offend you?
Yes 13 35.14%
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Spinoff: Question for my black peeps

I can't vote in your poll, because whether or not I would be offended depends on your race, and also context/your intent.
Originally Posted by curltopia
I would assume the person saying "my black peeps" considers themselves black, because of the "my." I don't see how a white person could say that. It just wouldn't make sense.

That's why I didn't bat an eye when Ani started her thread entitled, "Question for my white peeps." She's half white herself, so I didn't think she meant for it to be offensive.

I *do* find it offensive when someone who is white tries to talk to me about stereotypical stuff they think black folk have an interest in. It happens to me very rarely, but when it does, it is definitely cringe-worthy.
Originally Posted by medussa
Kind of a spinoff--but I cringe when white people (usually men) say "Girl you're gonna (insert comment here)." Methinks they would not be saying that if I were white.

It's happened to me so many times and I am not offended, but I feel a bit embarrassed for them when it happens.
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Kind of a spinoff--but I cringe when white people (usually men) say "Girl you're gonna (insert comment here)." Methinks they would not be saying that if I were white.

It's happened to me so many times and I am not offended, but I feel a bit embarrassed for them when it happens.
Originally Posted by gemini
My dad, who should know better, tends to say "Man" a lot when talking to black people. As in "Hey man, blah blah blah". I cringe each time. Actually, it's been a good 10 years since I have heard him say that. Maybe he has clued in and stopped. I pray he has clued in and stopped.
To Trenell, MizKerri and geeky:
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that happens to me also. I always look at them bewildered like when have YOU ever heard me speak that familiarly with you, look.

but to the orginal question............no it doesnt offend me. i am wondering what your point is though. I also dont like peeps. Black, pink, white, or yellow. I dont like marshmallows, they are nasty


anyone like the black jelly beans? I LOVE those.
The worst is when a white person says "Yo, wuzz up, my n****r?" and insists a) they're just being friendly because they are "down" and their friends are Black or b) we all say it, so it's OK.

I don't believe in violence, but those people make me question my beliefs!
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anyone like the black jelly beans? I LOVE those.
Originally Posted by Aphro-Deeziac
No! I don't like black liccorice. My son, on the other hand, really likes them. Then again, he also likes lima beans.
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The worst is when a white person says "Yo, wuzz up, my n****r?" and insists a) they're just being friendly because they are "down" and their friends are Black or b) we all say it, so it's OK.

I don't believe in violence, but those people make me question my beliefs!
Originally Posted by Amneris
A black man that hubby and I went to school with YELLS out "Yo, wuzz up, my n****r?" to my hubby whenever we bump into him. Annoys the hell out of me. And people all around us are looking like this >>>
The worst is when a white person says "Yo, wuzz up, my n****r?" and insists a) they're just being friendly because they are "down" and their friends are Black or b) we all say it, so it's OK.

I don't believe in violence, but those people make me question my beliefs!
Originally Posted by Amneris
A black man that hubby and I went to school with YELLS out "Yo, wuzz up, my n****r?" to my hubby whenever we bump into him. Annoys the hell out of me. And people all around us are looking like this >>>
Originally Posted by Peppy
That would annoy me too, and I would call that man on it and ask him to stop using perjorative words around me. It's too bad that there are people who have internalized racism that severely.
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Kind of a spinoff--but I cringe when white people (usually men) say "Girl you're gonna (insert comment here)." Methinks they would not be saying that if I were white.

It's happened to me so many times and I am not offended, but I feel a bit embarrassed for them when it happens.
Originally Posted by gemini
My dad, who should know better, tends to say "Man" a lot when talking to black people. As in "Hey man, blah blah blah". I cringe each time. Actually, it's been a good 10 years since I have heard him say that. Maybe he has clued in and stopped. I pray he has clued in and stopped.
Originally Posted by geeky
I didn't think of that as a race thing....it sounds like a 70's hippie thing!

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My dad, who should know better, tends to say "Man" a lot when talking to black people. As in "Hey man, blah blah blah". I cringe each time. Actually, it's been a good 10 years since I have heard him say that. Maybe he has clued in and stopped. I pray he has clued in and stopped.
Originally Posted by geeky
I didn't think of that as a race thing....it sounds like a 70's hippie thing!

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Originally Posted by NetG
Well, my dad is NOT the type to say "Man" and he never really said it to white people. I think it was a misguided attempt to be "down" with the black people.
To Trenell, MizKerri and geeky:
I pray none of you ever has to live in a communist state.

Geeky is my hero. She's the true badass. The badass who doesn't even need to be a badass. There aren't enough O's in cool to describe her.
My dad, who should know better, tends to say "Man" a lot when talking to black people. As in "Hey man, blah blah blah". I cringe each time. Actually, it's been a good 10 years since I have heard him say that. Maybe he has clued in and stopped. I pray he has clued in and stopped.
Originally Posted by geeky
I didn't think of that as a race thing....it sounds like a 70's hippie thing!

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I learn something every day!
Originally Posted by NetG
Well, my dad is NOT the type to say "Man" and he never really said it to white people. I think it was a misguided attempt to be "down" with the black people.
Originally Posted by geeky
The white guys in Minneapolis (in their 30's and 40's) call each other "Man" all the time.
Kind of a spinoff--but I cringe when white people (usually men) say "Girl you're gonna (insert comment here)." Methinks they would not be saying that if I were white.

It's happened to me so many times and I am not offended, but I feel a bit embarrassed for them when it happens.
Originally Posted by gemini
My really good white gay male friend says girl to me all the time. Of course, I call him "girl" too. So, I guess the context is different.
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Originally Posted by curlycovrgirl
me too

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Saying "girl" is a black thing? I am white but I say "girl" to everybody. "Hey girl!" How is it a black thing? Just curious...
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Saying "girl" is a black thing? I am white but I say "girl" to everybody. "Hey girl!" How is it a black thing? Just curious...
Originally Posted by shelli
Shelli,

I don't think it's a "BLACK" thing. I think it's made sometimes a BLACK thing when the person only says it to Black people. As the official racism police, , I assure you that you are not in violation.
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Originally Posted by curlycovrgirl
me too

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Saying "girl" is a black thing? I am white but I say "girl" to everybody. "Hey girl!" How is it a black thing? Just curious...
Originally Posted by shelli
It's not a "black" thing, but if a white guy says it to me (usually accompanied with some forced "sass") and I suspect he wouldn't just say that to anyone, I cringe a bit.
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Saying "girl" is a black thing? I am white but I say "girl" to everybody. "Hey girl!" How is it a black thing? Just curious...
Originally Posted by shelli
It's not a "black" thing, but if a white guy says it to me (usually accompanied with some forced "sass") and I suspect he wouldn't just say that to anyone, I cringe a bit.
Originally Posted by gemini
You mean if he puts his hand on his hip and drags out giiiiirl.... Definitely cringe worthy, and also worthy of him being told to knock it off or at the least
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Saying "girl" is a black thing? I am white but I say "girl" to everybody. "Hey girl!" How is it a black thing? Just curious...
Originally Posted by shelli
It's not a "black" thing, but if a white guy says it to me (usually accompanied with some forced "sass") and I suspect he wouldn't just say that to anyone, I cringe a bit.
Originally Posted by gemini
You mean if he puts his hand on his hip and drags out giiiiirl.... Definitely cringe worthy, and also worthy of him being told to knock it off or at the least
Originally Posted by Scarlet
Ick! I've gotten that before, and my sass only shows when I'm angry, not in my daily vernacular.
Saying "girl" is a black thing? I am white but I say "girl" to everybody. "Hey girl!" How is it a black thing? Just curious...
Originally Posted by shelli
It's not a "black" thing, but if a white guy says it to me (usually accompanied with some forced "sass") and I suspect he wouldn't just say that to anyone, I cringe a bit.
Originally Posted by gemini
You mean if he puts his hand on his hip and drags out giiiiirl.... Definitely cringe worthy, and also worthy of him being told to knock it off or at the least
Originally Posted by Scarlet
Ick! I've gotten that before, and my sass only shows when I'm angry, not in my daily vernacular.
Originally Posted by Munchy
It definitely plays on a stereotype.
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