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Is the term "cracker" a racist slur?

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  2. No
  3. What's a cracker?
 
 
 
 
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billldoesntgetit

Jul-06-13 8:56 AM

There is no slur for Whites ????????????????

So Namexxx we can call you white cracker and thats not a slur to your color?

How about we call the black race Rye crackers? OK with you.. So instead of calling people of color black folks we now call them Rye crackers.. Will they have a fit over that? You DAMmmmmm right they will..

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namexxx

Jul-05-13 4:17 PM

For 250 years -- institutionalized bigotry, prejudice and discrimination has gone only one way in this country: Whites victimizing Black people.

That's reality. There's no such thing as "reverse racism" since we cannot reverse the realities of history.

There is no slur for Whites comparable to the N-word Whites have used for centuries to subjugate, denigrate and dehumanize African Americans.

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namexxx

Jul-05-13 11:50 AM

"I'm not Ron Carlson either... He's a pathological liar and a fraud!"

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JackAaah

Jul-05-13 10:01 AM

A friend who is Hispanic (I don't think he is a "white" one) used to call me cracker for a long time, and I didn't even know what the connotation was.....I thought it was just a term of endearment....

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muleskinner

Jul-05-13 8:19 AM

Obama is half cracker.

Is that a racist?

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namexxx

Jul-05-13 1:46 AM

Devils.

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rajiihammr

Jul-04-13 9:11 PM

Interesting choice of phrasing Namexxx... yours "Birth of this Nation" and the movie "Birth of a Nation".

What would you call this Mr. Freud?

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TheDiogenist

Jul-04-13 6:53 PM

"Is the term 'cracker' a racist slur?"

Well sure it is, inasmuch as it's meant to put down a person because of their ethnicity.

A better question might be "Does the slur 'cracker' offend you, as a white person?" Chances are that most would honestly say no, which I'd put up for discussion the cause being they're generally not in the position of being a minority, and lack that historically-grounded consciousness of institutionalised subjugation. So comparatively, it's less pointed an expression than other racial slurs might be.

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namexxx

Jul-04-13 2:29 PM

Whites have been the victims of racism and discrimination since the birth of this nation.

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73Hockey

Jul-04-13 12:32 PM

ex. "I can't believe Obama didn't birdie that hole."

This would be considered racist as the Democrat thought he did pretty well on that hole.

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73Hockey

Jul-04-13 12:30 PM

Current definition: Racist (race-ist) Any white person that says anything (positive or negative)about anyone of a different color that is not agreed with by any minority or Democrat.

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LOLMinot

Jul-04-13 10:29 AM

Um. Wow. This really happened. Hey MDN, why don't you throw out a few others and check the pulse of your "readership"? Lets start with slurs for Native Americans, and if you still have an operational website you can move on to Asians, then African Americans, and since you clearly believe in guns, "god", and Toby Keith, give the Middle East a shot. Just the basis of the question itself is so irresponsible

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billldoesntgetit

Jul-04-13 10:02 AM

it means" whipcracker"..u know..they used 2 whip the black slaves back in the slavery days in america...the africans used the name "cracker"..as an insult...& its still an insult today

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billldoesntgetit

Jul-04-13 10:01 AM

Cracker, sometimes white cracker or cracka, is an expression reserved for privileged and/or racist white people,[1] especially poor rural whites in the Southern United States. In reference to a native of Florida or Georgia, however, it is sometimes used in a neutral or positive context and is sometimes used self-descriptively with pride

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locomotive

Jul-04-13 6:48 AM

It depends on how the word is used.

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socialismsucks

Jul-04-13 5:33 AM

and i'm sure leftwing realizes that only white people are capable of being racist and need to punished for everything that has ever happened. jerks/racists come in every color.

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MarkHighwater

Jul-04-13 3:08 AM

cracker,slacker,hacker....don't mean nothing unless it laced with malice....in the words of the great philosopher Metallica..You labeled me I'll label you So I dub thee unforgiven : )

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Missy1

Jul-04-13 1:14 AM

Not a clue, leftwing. What exactly is a "cracker". If I was a young girl living in ND, and someone called me a cracker, I would have taken that wrong. Now explain what it means.

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