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God...I love fat threads. I can always find entertainment in them
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Black girls,  if written on a receipt is discriminatory? what about white girls? or old ladies?  How do we decide what is a descriptor and what is a slur

I don't disagree that what was written on the receipt was offensive and wrong, I just don't think it should be compared to say had they written n!gg@

I think that lessens how offensive the term n!gg@ actually is, given the history etc.

N!gg@ is an offensive term for black people... there are lots of offensive words for fat people, none of which were used.
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Originally posted by Oladunni Oladunni wrote:

Originally posted by JamCaygirl JamCaygirl wrote:

I disagree with using the label fat being compared to using the label n!gg@....

One is a statement of fact, the other is a racial slur....

The correct comparison would be

fat girls
vs
black girls


OK!
i think everyone in here agrees that what Jeff wrote was disrespectful....
He should be terminated
We're just acknowledging that it is the truth..
Brotha Man is not a good comparison at all to being called fat.. FOH!
 
Might not be a good comparison, but when that next receipt has the 'N' word on it, can't do anything but shrug if you're laughing one prejudice slur off, and not the next.
 
Hop, skip, jump away from going there in most cases.  I know tooooo many people that were getting chuckles at making fun of clothing, hair, complexion, etc., and it made them brave enough to venture into race, and suddenly the laughter stopped.
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Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


blacks would care that N was on the receipt

empathetic people and larger people will care that fat was on this receipt



this sums it up.
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Originally posted by JamCaygirl JamCaygirl wrote:

I disagree with using the label fat being compared to using the label n!gg@....

One is a statement of fact, the other is a racial slur....

The correct comparison would be

fat girls
vs
black girls


The person that said this needs a dictionary for Christmas and a lesson on similes. Comparing the use of the word 'fat' to using a pejorative? Ouch


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Would it have been discrimination if the receipt had read "redhead girls"?

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Originally posted by JamCaygirl JamCaygirl wrote:

Black girls,  if written on a receipt is discriminatory? what about white girls? or old ladies?  How do we decide what is a descriptor and what is a slur

I don't disagree that what was written on the receipt was offensive and wrong, I just don't think it should be compared to say had they written n!gg@

I think that lessens how offensive the term n!gg@ actually is, given the history etc.

N!gg@ is an offensive term for black people... there are lots of offensive words for fat people, none of which were used.

are you really going to act like "fat" doesn't have a negative connotation...

I don't know whether people are playing dumb to save face, or are genuinely this socially inept.
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Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:

Originally posted by Random Thoughts Random Thoughts wrote:

Would it have been discrimination if the receipt had read "redhead girls"?


we already know fat is different than redhead

it just is

maybe some gingers would get upset though....I don't know


I know one is considered an offensive description, while the other isn't. I'm just getting back to the idea presented here that discrimination is discrimination. I'm curious about if ANY description would be considered discrimination.

I think almost everyone here agreed it was mean and rude, and should have been reported. Fat is mean and hurts peoples feelings. I'm more focused on the other ideas being thrown out.


Edited by Random Thoughts - Dec 09 2012 at 7:55am
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The waiter would have covered the bill himself,and would have still been reported to the corperation. People find it really funny when other's make rude comments about weight,but really I don't pay money to be insulted,and I would be offended if a family member,or close friend had suffered through the same treatment.I would be ready to rip that asshole's head off...

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Originally posted by leftywefty leftywefty wrote:

Originally posted by JamCaygirl JamCaygirl wrote:

Black girls,  if written on a receipt is discriminatory? what about white girls? or old ladies?  How do we decide what is a descriptor and what is a slur

I don't disagree that what was written on the receipt was offensive and wrong, I just don't think it should be compared to say had they written n!gg@

I think that lessens how offensive the term n!gg@ actually is, given the history etc.

N!gg@ is an offensive term for black people... there are lots of offensive words for fat people, none of which were used.

are you really going to act like "fat" doesn't have a negative connotation...

I don't know whether people are playing dumb to save face, or are genuinely this socially inept.


Did you read the bolded? How did you interpret that?

My argument is not about fat not having negative connotations, which is why I took the trouble of highlighting that part to avoid being misconstrued by those who do not read and comprehend fully.

My argument is purely about it being compared with the term n!gg@, and that has been consistent in all my posts.

Anyway, since when was having a different opinion considered "playing dumb" or "being socially inept"?
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