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    "Negro"

    Since black people won't tell me, perhaps because they don't know, I did some research myself on why the word "Negro" is considered offensive.

    Opinion piece with history by what I presume is a white guy:
    http://stuffblackpeopledontlike.blog...erm-negro.html

    ^^ This whole site is pretty much politically incorrect, but interesting and observant nonetheless.

    Scholarly article by the Senior Editor of Ebony magazine, who I presume to be black:
    http://www.virginia.edu/woodson/cour...es/bennett.htm

    Interesting how people want to be called one thing or another based on emotion and not on anything historical or rational. The word "negro" has no connotation for me, either negative or positive - I just like the way it sounds as opposed to "black" or the mostly incorrect "African-American". It's a word that sounds rich and almost regal - it means "black" in Spanish, giving it an international flair. But it's no skin off me if black people don't want to take that word and make it their own.

    Words and language are interesting to me. They mean something, as in they have a definition, then they get hijacked and turned into something else that has been declared offensive so you get yelled at for saying it. It's hard to keep up and annoying to even try.

    Being neither here nor there, above is your history lesson for the day in case you care.
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    Caucasian or White are racially offensive... from here on please use "Ivory-Americans!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishbone View Post
    Caucasian or White are racially offensive... from here on please use "Ivory-Americans!"
    I prefer Caucasoid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stgislander View Post
    I prefer Caucasoid.
    I gots other things I can call you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan View Post
    I gots other things I can call you.
    Just don't call me late for dinner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stgislander View Post
    I prefer Caucasoid.
    That's what I call clueless men.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    That's what I call clueless men.
    Nailed it.
    You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. -Frank Zappa

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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    That's what I call clueless men.
    You said it was meant as a compliment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stgislander View Post
    I prefer Caucasoid.
    Y ese güero alli, odiando su maldita piel blanca?
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    From the 18th century to the late 1960s, negro (later capitalized) was considered to be the proper English-language term for people of black African origin. According to Oxford Dictionaries, use of the word "now seems out of date or even offensive in both British and US English".[3]

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