That’s why I was surprised he’d use it, but he did, and it is racist.
Yep. And quite frankly, for continuing to die on this hill even as tons of people tell him it’s racist, I have to re-adjust my views on his degree of racism and how it fits in with his posting history and his motivations behind some of his past posts.
Except I’m not doing that,I’m saying a phrase he used has a somewhat racist connotation.
And I fundamentally disagree that racist stuff isn’t racist if the person saying it doesn’t know it is, that’s my whole point here. Zwarte Piet is racist af even if the Dutch don’t think they mean any particular insult by it. I’m not saying they’re all racist, I’m saying this thing is super insulting to a ton of people and perpetuates a derogatory stereotype. You can do that out if ignorance, not just malice.
No, it’s your mistake dude. Phrases don’t have fixed connotations that transfer perfectly intact to other countries every time, especially when those other countries don’t even use one of the words in a phrase.
You’re so culturally impoverished and bereft of knowledge of the world you think Americans can decide what terms are racist elsewhere, based solely on their use in USA#1. You’ve got the government you deserve. Fuck off again.
Oh now this sounds more interesting than your risible attempts to impose cultural hegemony on the rest of the world. Which past posts are you referring to, conceited clown? Your pomposity and self-importance have always been there for all to see but here they are frankly off the scale.
You’re losing your mind. If lockdown loneliness is getting to you you could always create another imaginary lockdown gf.
At least some countries are willing to discuss racism. Czechs are full-on racist while still flat out denying it. Even the most left-leaning people here have some hate for at least one nationality or religion. Pretty much everybody here hates Roma and does little to hide their disgust.
There are no prefaces before making them. They’re just said. Here are some interesting images and articles:
The phrase obviously came from American TV and was adopted here by black and white youths alike despite “ghetto” not being a UK thing.
Those posters saying “Oh look I’ve googled some references to British ghettos” are, hopefully with the best of intentions but again ignorantly, quoting mainly from far right newspapers some of which actually supported Hitler ffs. I wonder why those sources might want to create the idea of ghettos here?
Yeah far right racists are the people who use the term here too.
Like, “oh in Britain we don’t even USE the word ghetto, how can it be racist?” followed up with “those instances you found of British people using the word ghetto are all racists who liked hitler, what do you expect?”… seriously, you need to re-evaluate here.
Again, no, you’re missing the point. The phrase ghetto blaster was adopted here along with other Americanisms , probably mainly because it was American and thus was assumed to be hip, without consideration of its usage.
If someone can convince me it had racist connotations here (not only in the US) I’ll gladly not use it again, but you’re a long way off doing that.