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Old 08-25-2006, 02:53 PM   #46
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Absolutely. IMO, that is what has happened with racism--it's gone underground (in America). What's worse, people don't even think that it's racism--they think you have to be lynching and segregating to be racist.
That's kinda my point. If you search some of the old Sean Taylor threads when he got arrested on the aggravated assault charge, I was pretty heated about the whole 'thug' thing. If you're not conditioned or think this way - outstanding!

I think it's more subtle and powerful than we realize.
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Old 08-25-2006, 03:03 PM   #47
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You mean a label like the REDSKINS? Or like YANKEES? Valid? Dude, it's life. We've come a long way I think from the days long ago. I'm sure we will continue to better ourselves as people and try even harder to be "politically correct" going forward. I doubt there was any harm meant towards blacks in that comment, it was just a comment and a word was used. The guy is a thug white/black/yellow. It is what it is.
Well I'm not sure Reskins or Yankees enters into this discussion quite the same way. Simply because neither one always, all the time carry a negative image, unlike the word thug. (I just said I wasn't going to stretch this out!) There is nothing positive or of any redeemable value in that word. Nothing. In fact, it carries a negative connotation.

Yes, we've come a long way! Yes, it's life....I agree! And I'm not getting on anyway in particular. I'm just saying is it possible that we have been conditioned to think a certain way and not know it?
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Old 08-25-2006, 03:06 PM   #48
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I think it's more subtle and powerful than we realize.
Yeah, it is more powerful than we realize. We're talking about people's perception, which influences their actions and thoughts. The bad thing is, now it is much harder to confront someone about it (because it is subtle, and less obvious).
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Old 08-25-2006, 03:10 PM   #49
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The more you talk about it the more power it has.

Not talking about gives it an equal amount of power.
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The more you talk about it the more power it has.
The more aware we are of our perceptions (and what, or who, shapes them), the more control we have over them.
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Just for the record, the word "thug" originates from India. Here is its origin information from this site: BBC - Religion & Ethics - Thugs

The English word thug, meaning a violent criminal, comes from the Hindi word thag (and originally from the Sanskrit word sthaga), meaning a thief or villain.

The original Thugs were bands of roving criminals in India who strangled and robbed travellers. Originally these gangs committed murder following precise religious rites to honour Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction.
The crime was known as Thuggee, and although it involved a Hindu goddess, there were Muslim Thugs as well.

In the 19th century Thugs were strangling 40,000 people a year but by then many cases of Thuggee were straightforward robbery with no religious significance.


Looks like the hip-hop culture took it on as their own but I can remember that a thug was just any hoodlum black/white, Jew/Gentile.
In my book Romanowski is a classic thug.
True that, hip-hop culture takes alot of words from India and adopts them for their own. For example the word gully, which basically means a side alley in a city to anyone in India.
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yeah, I know. it was a boring post.
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Old 08-25-2006, 07:02 PM   #53
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not to stir the pot but i totally disagree with ghettoblahblah. if anything reverse discrimination is running rampet in the good ole US of A. i am personally all about giving jobs to the most qualified applicants. there should never be a conflict because of race, religion or sex in filling a job. nowadays employers are so afraid not to hire a minority over someone else who is actually more qualified that its sickening
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Old 08-26-2006, 11:00 AM   #54
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Race is a very touchy subject. Perhaps we should try to take this Pacman thread in a different direction before somebody gets offended.

I sure am glad Gibbs and company takes so much time to do background checks on potential draft picks. When a player gets in to trouble like this it gives the entire organization a bad name. Before the 05 draft there were many reports that had the Skins taking Pacman. Gibbs and co. must have noticed something about his character and decided Rogers was the way to go. It sure is nice to have a team that considers Character an as important quality as talent.
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Old 08-26-2006, 11:03 AM   #55
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This thread sure was a lot more fun when I was posting in it....so I just got done playing racquetball with Chris Mortensen and he tells me the police don't actually know if Pacman was drunk, they just assumed he was because he kept screaming that three ghosts have been chasing him through a maze for the past 25 years.
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This thread sure was a lot more fun when I was posting in it....so I just got done playing racquetball with Chris Mortensen and he tells me the police don't actually know if Pacman was drunk, they just assumed he was because he kept screaming that three ghosts have been chasing him through a maze for the past 25 years.
i'll bet he was all hopped up on power pellets.
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This thread sure was a lot more fun when I was posting in it....so I just got done playing racquetball with Chris Mortensen and he tells me the police don't actually know if Pacman was drunk, they just assumed he was because he kept screaming that three ghosts have been chasing him through a maze for the past 25 years.
I heard it was really a domestic violence charge because Ms. Pacman hassled him all the time.
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We're trying to beat the controversy out of the thread.

Now go find the strawberry or pretzel and leave us alone.
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Old 08-26-2006, 11:54 AM   #59
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mark brunell is a thug, ive seen him selling crack in the streets of baltimore all the time
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Now go find the strawberry or pretzel and leave us alone.
Funny stuff TMC
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