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User avatar #234 - oxan (07/29/2013) [-]
OP, you're retarded.

Neither or those statements are inherently racist or sexist, it depends on the context. Stop being so butthurt.
User avatar #302 to #234 - danniegurl (07/29/2013) [-]
That's the point. If someone says something not inherently racist or sexist to a black person or woman, often times the "victim" or people surrounding them will claim racism or sexism, even though there was none intended.
User avatar #315 to #302 - oxan (07/29/2013) [-]
Yeah, depending on the context. If you say something that can be construed as racist to people you don't know, then it's likely considered a racist comment, and it most likely was. If you say something that can be construed as racist to a friend, chances are it was just a joke, and your friend will treat it as such (even if it is racist).
User avatar #317 to #315 - danniegurl (07/30/2013) [-]
i meant a comment such as "you're worthless" as in the content
There's no racism or sexism about it alone, but let's say you said it to a black person, they or people around them might claim it was racist.
User avatar #318 to #317 - oxan (07/30/2013) [-]
And those statements, no matter who they're directed to, are not inherently racist.

If you go up to a black person at random and say it, that would be considered racism.
If you've been in a heated debate with this individual and you're nearing the end, you're frustrated, your opponent has been retarded throughout the entire debate, and you finally call him worthless, that's probably not racist.

See, my friend? Context.
User avatar #319 to #318 - danniegurl (07/30/2013) [-]
That's what I meant, they're not racist, obviously.
Just because the person you say it to happens to be of another race does not make it racist simply for that fact.
Even in your first situation, there's a difference between saying "you're worthless" to a black person at random (which is still not racist) and saying "all blacks are racist" (which definitely is).
User avatar #320 to #319 - oxan (07/30/2013) [-]
>there's a difference between saying "you're worthless" to a black person at random (which is still not racist) and saying "all blacks are racist" (which definitely is).

The likelihood of calling a Black individual 'worthless' at random being racially motivated is high. I wouldn't blame anyone for claiming such a comment was racist. Even if it wasn't, can you really not expect bystanders to think it is, and the individual at the receiving end to feel offended?
User avatar #321 to #320 - danniegurl (07/30/2013) [-]
you proposed the situation. if you're wanting to speak of odds, they are pretty low that anyone would go up to anybody (regardless of race) and tell them they are worthless.
User avatar #322 to #321 - oxan (07/30/2013) [-]
Exactly. Because the odds are so low, it seems absurd that someone would just walk up to a random person and insult them, especially calling them 'worthless', without prejudice.
User avatar #323 to #322 - danniegurl (07/30/2013) [-]
I just used the situation you proposed, if you'd said another, I would have used that one.
User avatar #324 to #323 - oxan (07/30/2013) [-]
Everything you and I have said is well within the confines of the situation I proposed.
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