Jazz ban 2nd fan for calling Westbrook "boy"

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  1. One Brow

    One Brow Well-Known Member

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    Over the last few decades, I've seen many relatively prominent people screw up in various ways. The ones who acknowledge the error and apologize tend to walk away undamaged (and seem to be quickly forgotten), suffering at worst very short-term consequences. The ones who get defensive don't fare as well.

    Patton Oswalt.
     
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  2. Engorged On Unborn Gore

    Engorged On Unborn Gore Well-Known Member

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    Why would I even bother? You want me to go decipher that amorphous, abstract **** only to have you come back and say, “Actually I never even suggested that”? No thanks.

    If you ever decide you need a new handle, please consider “Postmodern-P”.
     
  3. Eenie-Meenie

    Eenie-Meenie Well-Known Member

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    I have to say that I'm surprised that people don't realize the historical connotation of boy in this context. However, I just created a thread that was deleted for using a loaded word similar to a taboo word and might get banned. It all depends on context with words. In that context, using boy was evil and wrong. But if one black person calls his friend the N-word that is actually a term of endearment.
     
  4. Alfalfa

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    Your use of it was far from endearing.
     
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  5. Eenie-Meenie

    Eenie-Meenie Well-Known Member

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    Archie was the king of negs and he did love negs. In fact, I was one of his targets for a while. Everything I wrote he negged for a while. So, I was making a jest about that. Just that the term I used is close to a taboo term. And as I said if you're black and you call your friend that, it is a term of endearment. In fact, my ex was black, so maybe I'm less sensitive about it. I probably should've thought that people would be ultra sensitive about it here because of the Westbrook thing. But to be honest, I didn't think of that, until afterwards.
     
  6. Alfalfa

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    Are you black? No of course not. So I'm going to assume it's a tasteless reference/nod to the violent opposition to inter-racial relationships, instead of anything endearing
     
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  7. Eenie-Meenie

    Eenie-Meenie Well-Known Member

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    No, I'm not but I guess you didn't read my other comment, that my ex is black. People who are so overly sensitive, I believe, are actually insecure about being racist, so they overreact. In fact, I've devoted much of my career as a writer to fight racism and bring racial harmony and understanding. Send me a PM and I will link you to my books. Probably, like I said in another thread, I probably shouldn't have written that because of the Westbrook and because as has happened people didn't understand the humor behind it.
     
  8. oneye

    oneye Well-Known Member 2018 Award Winner

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    Sensitive? No, just be respectful.
     
  9. NUMBERICA

    NUMBERICA Well-Known Member

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    Oh, you have a black friend? Wow. Then it is impossible for you to be racist.

    By the way, I have a black ex too, she would find your worldview absurd, tired, and ghastly. Like I do.
     
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  10. Eenie-Meenie

    Eenie-Meenie Well-Known Member

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    I've had many black friends and still do. And as we've had conversations before, you jump to conclusions about me when you don't know me. You project things on me that aren't true.
     
  11. NUMBERICA

    NUMBERICA Well-Known Member

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    Cool tokens, great job.
     
  12. NAOS

    NAOS Well-Known Member

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    lol
     
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  13. Eenie-Meenie

    Eenie-Meenie Well-Known Member

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    What if I told you I had my DNA tested with Ancestry and I actually do have some black ancestry -- my ancestors are from Sicily.
     
  14. RobDMB

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    Not at all. I'm married, I'm not flirting with anyone. I don't see the equivalent there either.

    I feel like that's a legitimate question now. Our home arena now has a history of people receiving lifetime bans for heckling players. Who's to say it won't be immediate next time? Who's to say a player wouldn't try to take advantage of that attitude? The whole arena and fan base was warned by the owner not to disrespect players or face consequences. Where is the line drawn? Who says what is and what isn't a lifetime ban offense? Can we heckle players at all anymore? This has absolutely been a part of sports for A LONG time. Trying to understand the parameters is not stupid "braugh". For someone who seems to know it all, you sure have an awful lot of disrespect in your posts.

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  15. NUMBERICA

    NUMBERICA Well-Known Member

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    You're like a living blooper reel.
     
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  16. NAOS

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    holy lol.
     
  17. Alfalfa

    Alfalfa Well-Known Member

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    I did read your comment. I responded to the relevant part. I don't care about your second life as Nelson Mandela.
     
  18. Eenie-Meenie

    Eenie-Meenie Well-Known Member

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    When was the last time you marched with Black Lives Matter -- I have. If people can't take a joke, then that's their problem. Like I said I shouldn't have written that because it is being taken all out of proportion and context.
     
  19. NUMBERICA

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    Better to be insecure about one's racism than comfortable with it. Sorry to hear you gave in.
     
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  20. Eenie-Meenie

    Eenie-Meenie Well-Known Member

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    Who said I'm comfortable with racism, again you project. I'm done with this. I already said it was a bad decision but in no way was it a reflection of racism. I don't know how many times I have to explain it.
     

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