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CHAT: Ebonic Christmas

Date:Thursday, January 13, 2000, 15:10
Who of the complainers was actually black?  Or are we
just a bunch of white guys whining as were brainwashed
to do so?

The poem, offensive or not, is an ACCURATE representation
of the COMIC STEREOTYPE of blacks.  Based on what?  Based
on the fact that black comedians use it in their stand-up
comedy.  Oh, and the prospect that only a member of a people
can criticize/joke with those people is a rather pathetic
invention.  If it is not offensive in their eyes, why is it
considered offensive at all?  If "niger" means "guy" (which
it does, at least to most Bronx minorities and a number of
black artists) why is it offensive coming from whites?

Abrigon, especcially if he is black (which was the impression
Gray Wizard gave), has done nothing wrong.
Do we know what free speech is?

And I have to say it is rather pitiful that until Gray Wizard
expressed his outrage, nobody else seemed to mind.  Very, very
genuine, people!  This is the kind of snobbish, arrogant attitude
that occurs regularly on these lists, and which hightens nobody's
opinion of anyone here.

Something does not become offensive just because TV says so.

Take notes from black comedians--they seem to have no hang-ups
about making jokes about whites.  I do not condone it, but
frankly I do not give a damn.

So how many of those fatally offended happens to be personally
offended as opposed to having an overactive, visually triggered

And, on a final note, the ONLY reason that one could smile/laugh
on the poem:  It is NOT true.

That is the point all of you seem to be driving at, so read it again
and enjoy.  If you're really brain-dead, rewrite the title to
"A Gangsta Xmas".