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As a black male this is kind of offensive to be honest. How can you star one word and not the other? Do u know how many people died over that word

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I'm also a black male and you're the first person I've heard of that actually finds it offensive. Of all the names for us, that's probs the only PC one. What would you rather they call us?
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Because it's actually a word in Spanish? :dontknow:
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(Original post by john0101)
As a black male this is kind of offensive to be honest. How can you star one word and not the other? Do u know how many people died over that word

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Tough ****.
It's not an offensive word, and if you do find it offensive, you need to grow up.
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Negro means black in Spanish, so necessary in the Spanish forum perhaps?

This is the equivalent of vegetarians wanting restaurants to not serve meat just because they don't have it.
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(Original post by alexschmalex)
Of all the names for us, that's probs the only PC one. What would you rather they call us?
lol really?
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(Original post by tengentoppa)
Negro means black in Spanish, so necessary in the Spanish forum perhaps?

This is the equivalent of vegetarians wanting restaurants to not serve meat just because they don't have it.
or muslims wanting subway to not serve ham? (i joke)
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That's like saying "why isn't blue starred, I got blue eyes, that's offensive."
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Tough ****.
It's not an offensive word, and if you do find it offensive, you need to grow up.
Can you give an example of how you might feel it appropriate to use?

Perhaps "there are a couple of negro lads (negroes?) on our football team"?
Or "you should have no trouble spotting them at the airport, he's a very tall bearded bloke and his wife's a negro"?


I sensibly cannot imagine when I would ever reach for this one.
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(Original post by cambio wechsel)
Can you give an example of how you might feel it appropriate to use?

Perhaps "there are a couple of negro lads (negroes?) on our football team"?
Or "you should have no trouble spotting them at the airport, he's a very tall bearded bloke and his wife's a negro"?


I sensibly cannot imagine when I would ever reach for this one.
I don't know when I'd say it either, it's not part of my lexicon, I'd use black, but there are people who do use the word Negro. Fact is Negro isn't offensive and the OP is just trying to start an argument over nothing.
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It's not an offensive word.
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(Original post by alexschmalex)
I'm also a black male and you're the first person I've heard of that actually finds it offensive. Of all the names for us, that's probs the only PC one. What would you rather they call us?
How about 'black'. I think negro is much less PC than that and personally I think negro can be a little rude.
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(Original post by Gjaykay)
Fact is Negro isn't offensive...
If you were dating a black lass and I said "I hear your new girlfriend's a negro"?

I don't know anyone who says it.
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(Original post by tengentoppa)
Negro means black in Spanish, so necessary in the Spanish forum perhaps?

This is the equivalent of vegetarians wanting restaurants to not serve meat just because they don't have it.
Which is also equivalent to certain parts of society requesting that ham isn't served in subways because somehow, they're the only part of society that eats there. Ludicrous isn't it. Oh wait... That happened....
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Who actually uses that and besides it's actually a word in Spanish
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It's a stupid word to use when referring to Black people, but there are loads of other non-starred words

Including:

Pikey
Paki
Kike
Yid
Spic
Abo
Chink
Coon
etc
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My GF (Peruvian) has this drink called "Nigretta" with a picture of a black woman on the front looking like she's saying "Hmmm hmmm". Was the funniest **** ever.

You'd never get away with that in England.

It basically means black woman.

Just thought I'd share.

But yeah Negro = black in Spanish so I guess if you don't mind being called black, you'll have to deal with Negro being an OK word (atleast for people speaking Spanish)
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I think the problem isn't that this word isn't filtered but that other words are. It suggests then that the ones not asterisked have been somehow deemed okay. But the chief rationale for TSR's filtering terms is I think to avoid tripping schools' site-blocking software, a pragmatic rather than moral criterion.
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HAHHAHAHAHAHHAHA most ridiculous thread.
Grow up.
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Because it is literally the Spanish word for "black".

It's like asking "Why is 'Black' not starred?"
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