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Is "Thug" a racist word?

Poll closed Oct 19, 2017.
  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Krixes Brown Belt

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    No, anyone can be thug it just depends on the behavior of that said person.
     
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  2. Pwent Guest

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    Thug doesn't mean just black criminals unless you're hyper focused on race and ignore any time nonblacks are called thug
     
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  4. drstrangelov Hey.

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    It's context specific, like most terms. I used to drink at a shitty Irish bar all the time when I was single, since I smoke cigars id often find myself on the patio with the other regulars making small talk. One of these old lowlifes called black guys "spoons." Spoon is not a racist term when the vast majority of people use it, but when this guy used it, it was a very racist term.
     
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  5. Slick_36 Waabishkizi Bizhiki

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    The War Room is ridiculous. I have to have the same argument multiple times in every thread because people can't read.
     
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  6. LogicalInsanity Gold Belt

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    Is the word, "thug" racist?

    Well, to leftists any other enemies of free speech, yes.

    To the rest of the sane world, no.
     
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  7. JonnyRingo84 Gold Belt

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    it means that to you. as with most words, many people use it in different ways. at least where im from, it seems the word is used for a very specific type of person. i dont hear white people called thugs around here, even if theyre criminals or troublemakers. theyre called some other derogatory term, but not thugs.

    and if people in the thread were really being honest with themselves, id bet your experiences with the word are similar to mine.
     
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  8. Pwent Guest

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    remember thuggish ruggish bone by bone thugz n harmony? that celebrates that theyre not just rappers, but thugs. what happened to that definition?

    and even if i agreed with you, what word has less of a racial connotation? ghetto? hoodrat? "looks like he owns a pitbull"?
     
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  9. GhostZ06 Gold Belt

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    fucking no
     
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  10. GhostZ06 Gold Belt

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    place is filled with idiots minus a few




    but here you go
     
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  11. Overpressure Titanium Belt

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    Or perhaps I'll get with the trend here, and just assert whatever and dish out "go look it up, it's not hard" bullshit in response to questions.
    That's good argumentation.
     
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  12. Slick_36 Waabishkizi Bizhiki

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    It's not like there's a statistic that I can pull up to prove anything to you. What I can show you is many articles over the past few years that pose the same question that the TS asked. The closest I can give you to hard numbers is this article.

    https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/7227908

    I'm sorry for any liberal bias but it's the only article with hard numbers.
     
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  13. silicavaginitis Brown Belt

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  14. Nihongi Black Belt

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    Fuck the aunt, maybe her nephew shouldn't have been a piece of shit.
     
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  15. Renard Brown Belt

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    In my mind, thug has connotations of a criminal who's crude and boorish. Basic bitch criminals basically. You could call them criminals but the word is vague, refers to anything from white collar fraud to pedophilia. We have words like ruffian, delinquent, brute, evildoer, miscreant, etc, but they aren't common usage. We could call them "monsters" but really, these types of deranged kids born from shitty/non-existent parenting are a dime a dozen, it's not even surprising or shocking of a crime enough to call them that. They're basic bitch thugs, it's the right word.
     
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    The thing about "thug" that really stands out to me is how it sounds like an 80's colloquialism, entirely out of place now. When I hear someone say "that guys a thug", my first thought is "DY-NO-MITE!"
     
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  17. 2DUM2TAP Red Belt

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    I am being honest. I'm 40 and that word was used precisely as I stated well before the hip hop culture started embracing it.
    I'm Canadian and we also use it to describe goons in hockey.
     
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  18. Kowboy Karl Brown Belt

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    My white friends occasionally favor thug over piece of shit when referring to crimes committed by Africans Americans but usually only refer to white criminals as piece of shit

    Maybe fox should just call them all piece of shit to not offend anyone
     
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  19. Trotsky Yellow Card

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    92% of respondents answered "no." And the persons who responded affirmatively (sniper, JonnyRingo84, jackietreehorn, TurboHolocaust) I imagine to be right-leaning posters being facetious.

    Is this not a sufficient sign that this is yet another in a long line of polls meant to tackle straw men and back pat?

    No, the term is not racist. It's usage as a rhetorical stand-in and as a racial dog whistle over the past couple decades can be.
     
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  20. LogicalInsanity Gold Belt

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    Anyone who targets a special needs person, or a mentally disabled person is a piece of $hit thug. regardless of race.
     
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