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Racism....Right Out In The Open

 
 
Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2014 09:24 am
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v288/stevetheq/racism_zpsa268d617.jpg
 
Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2014 09:29 am
Yeah? But i do love cheese . . . i don't get it . . .
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2014 09:54 am
This is obviously an American expression.


I dread to ask.....
Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2014 09:57 am
@Lordyaswas,
Cracker is a derogatory term for an uneducated southerner with 'poor social skills'... think redneck.
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2014 10:01 am
@Ragman,
Aah!
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2014 10:02 am
Mo told me the other day that the man who whipped the slaves was known as the "cracker" and that is how the term originated.

I'd never heard this before. Has anyone else?
blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2014 10:13 am
@boomerang,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cracker_(pejorative)
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Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2014 10:20 am
@boomerang,
In reading I see that the whip-cracking aspect is more about the gathering and herding of cattle and not associated with the cruelty of black slave issue.
blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2014 10:24 am
although not mentioned in the article, a more modern meaning is the describing of white girls with asses like Saltines. Flat and white. More of an urban dictionary thing.
Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2014 10:29 am
@blueveinedthrobber,
Seriously...or are you joking?
blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2014 10:42 am
@Ragman,
seriously
Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2014 10:57 am
@blueveinedthrobber,
I clearly lead a sheltered life.
blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2014 11:06 am
@Ragman,
I'm out there with the 'Hipsters" and the young making a living or I would be ignorant of these important social constructs as well
Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2014 11:21 am
@blueveinedthrobber,
I can't even begin to imagine what I am missing.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2014 11:51 am
@Ragman,
As i understand it and have read in more than one source, cattle herders from south Georgia and from Florida would drive their herds to Tampa, where they would be sold to buyers from the Spanish colonies. Local people called them whip crackers, because they used whips to drive the herds. Eventually, it became a pejorative because the locals looked down on the herders.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2014 12:38 pm
@Lordyaswas,
Lordyaswas wrote:

This is obviously an American expression.


I thought it was Frank Carson.
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2014 04:05 pm
@Setanta,
That's my understanding, which was explained to me when I was growing up in South Florida.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2014 04:23 pm
@boomerang,
boomerang wrote:
Mo told me the other day that the man who whipped the slaves
was known as the "cracker" and that is how the term originated.

I'd never heard this before. Has anyone else?
Yes; I took the inference that he was cracking the whip over them.
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2014 04:27 pm
@boomerang,
Okay, but when I was in the 6th grade, I was told that the story of Adam & Eve was proven by the fact that to this day, women had one more rib than men.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 24 Feb, 2014 04:29 pm
@roger,
roger wrote:
Okay, but when I was in the 6th grade,
I was told that the story of Adam & Eve was proven
by the fact that to this day, women had one more rib than men.
Did u count them to confirm ?
 

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