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Why is it deemed racist to call blacks black but not whites white?

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unicorn On March 18, 2010

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The Oaks, Australia
#1New Post! Dec 17, 2009 @ 21:33:36
Just wondering, I have no particular standpoint, just musing...
DeepRed On March 07, 2010
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Michael Winner's basement, Uni
#2New Post! Dec 17, 2009 @ 21:34:34
Is it racist to call black people black, i thought that was acceptable these days
El_Tino On March 25, 2019
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
#3New Post! Dec 17, 2009 @ 21:34:38
It's racist?
CaLyPsO On February 27, 2019
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kent, United Kingdom
#4New Post! Dec 17, 2009 @ 21:39:01
where i stay it is deemed rascist to call them black..but we are in a very small area so perhaps that has something to do with it as we dont have alot of other nationalities here x
unicorn On March 18, 2010

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The Oaks, Australia
#5New Post! Dec 17, 2009 @ 21:41:11
That's the feeling I get here, it's getting so politically correct, there was a discussion not so long ago about whether coppers are allowed to describe a person's ethnicity that they may be looking for..in relation to a crime
jonnythan On August 02, 2014
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Here and there,
#6New Post! Dec 17, 2009 @ 21:42:07
@unicorn Said

Just wondering, I have no particular standpoint, just musing...


It's not racist to call black people black.
MrZero On February 04, 2010




Barry, United Kingdom
#7New Post! Dec 17, 2009 @ 21:44:36
It's fine to call somebody black or white, but it's when you generalise a nationality or ethnicity like that where some people could become offended, especially if they was talking about that specific race in a negative way. But yeah, just to describe a person as being black or being white with no intentions of a negative effect is not racist (in my opinion).
hedkandi1984_21 On July 23, 2013




London, United Kingdom
#8New Post! Dec 17, 2009 @ 21:45:16
I don't know where you've gotten that from. I'm black, and I like being called black. I don't like being called "coloured" though. That really gets on my nerves!!!
CaLyPsO On February 27, 2019
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kent, United Kingdom
#9New Post! Dec 17, 2009 @ 21:51:43
@hedkandi1984_21 Said

I don't know where you've gotten that from. I'm black, and I like being called black. I don't like being called "coloured" though. That really gets on my nerves!!!



my son has a black friend and he hates being called black...so i suppose it is an individual thing...anyway colour is just on the survace...we are all the same underneath xx
Jason13 On October 22, 2010




Melbourne, Australia
#10New Post! Dec 17, 2009 @ 21:54:08
@Calypso Said

my son has a black friend and he hates being called black...so i suppose it is an individual thing...anyway colour is just on the survace...we are all the same underneath xx



Everyone's pink and chewy on the inside.
Jason13 On October 22, 2010




Melbourne, Australia
#11New Post! Dec 17, 2009 @ 21:54:39
I thought they preferred to be called coloured if anything. I mean you won't call an asian yellow would you?
CaLyPsO On February 27, 2019
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kent, United Kingdom
#12New Post! Dec 17, 2009 @ 22:00:27
@Jason13 Said

Everyone's pink and chewy on the inside.



exactly...we are all the same...and yeah he does prefer the word coloured...i suppose it defers for each individual..i personally prefer to call them people
yellowsubgirly3 On December 09, 2010




Lakewood, Colorado
#13New Post! Dec 17, 2009 @ 22:06:42
Black people always felt they were being insulted because of their past. Now they are insulting themselves.
sheepy On March 23, 2010

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Treasure Island, United Kingdo
#14New Post! Dec 17, 2009 @ 22:11:55
"Black" is certainly not racist, and most black people I've met prefer to be called "black" if anything.
Friend of mine says this is also the case in the midlands where he lived.

Really makes me squirm when well meaning but out of touch, new labour types come out with "coloured". Now that is pretty insulting. When I told someone to stop saying that, she was all "oh that's what they prefer. Black colleague said yes it's not the right thing to say....but she still kept using it. Silly cow.
iliterate_enginere On February 12, 2010

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Wichita, Kansas
#15New Post! Dec 17, 2009 @ 22:16:36
I remember several years ago it was always racist or politcally incorrect to call them that instead of African American. I don't think it's such a big deal anymore now though.
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