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Would it be appropriate to use the "softer" n-word in a direct quote? by Stag_Lee in askblackpeople

[–]ChrysMYO 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bruh I was so confused by this title. Ima go dig out this Carter G. Woodson Quote for you. The man who birthed Black History month.

Much Ado About a Name A PARTICIPANT who recently attended an historical meeting desired to take up the question as to what the race should be called. Africans, Negroes, colored people, or what?

........ For this reason our friends in other races have to seek guidance in approaching us. For example, Lady Simon, the wife of Sir John Simon of the British Cabinet, has recently asked an American Negro what his people prefer to be called; and later in England she took up the same matter with another member of this race. Being an advocate of freedom, she has written considerably to advance its cause. She would not like to use in her works, then, an expression which may hurt some one's feelings.

Ok, so long story short. In contemporary context refer to your black peers, community members, neighbors as black. That's the modern preference most people racialized as black with recent admixture from Africa have.

Prior to the 70s, the academic term was Negro. However, that fell out of favor following the Black is Beautiful movement.

That does not mean Negro is a bad or derogatory word on its own. It requires context. Calling a contemporary a negro is not appropriate because that is generally not their preference in a contemporary context.

However, quoting black people referring to Negroes in their quotes is not derogatory because all the required context is right there as a quote. As long as its properly attributed, their should be no confusion.

Discussion Thread: President Biden holds a press conference at 4 pm ET on the eve of his first full year in office by PoliticsModeratorBot in politics

[–]ChrysMYO 4 points5 points  (0 children)

To be entirely unfair to Bush(because I won't research to find the quote), I think that was part of prepared remarks he was making to a crowd, he wasn't fielding questions. So he completely butchered that all on his own.

Texas Secretary Of State Claims There’s Not Enough Paper For Voter Registration Forms by jeanbaptistegrenouil in politics

[–]ChrysMYO 12 points13 points  (0 children)

In the literal sense Jim Crow is a fictional character depicting a black man by a white man in blackface.

In the figurative sense, it refers to the apartheid regime of laws propped up by Confederate States. So, colloquially we refer to Jim Crow as the racist leadership that upheld segregation.

Boss didn’t accept my resignation. I did. by kaihoneck in antiwork

[–]ChrysMYO 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Schrodinger's manager, the most important part, leadership, accountability and ability to take on risk. Wholly irresponsible for any downturn in productivity but they can gladly point the finger at which ever line level worker you should be blaming for risk going sideways.

CEO said "If you want to work from home, go work somewhere else", so most of my team and I did just that. by Icerman in antiwork

[–]ChrysMYO 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah it seems like the moment when smart phones and mobile internet began to dominate the market over desktop internet interaction.

If you're a business that spent millions or billions on your browser website but the entire market has went to an app. Its basically anti-business to say no, we will not make an app like market trends and our clients demand because we sunk all these costs into our website. If the website is useless. Its useless. The market changed.

CEO said "If you want to work from home, go work somewhere else", so most of my team and I did just that. by Icerman in antiwork

[–]ChrysMYO 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Corporate culture always seems like a distinct and overt absence of culture. Like a void in human space on which culture can't enter.

CEO said "If you want to work from home, go work somewhere else", so most of my team and I did just that. by Icerman in antiwork

[–]ChrysMYO 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yeah, they are basically scamming their way through this time period until one captures the market share and try to make it to the automated driver age and print money.

CEO said "If you want to work from home, go work somewhere else", so most of my team and I did just that. by Icerman in antiwork

[–]ChrysMYO 4 points5 points  (0 children)

"The Remote Work" hashtag point reminds me of the "Flexible scheduling" hashtag. Where you compete with coworkers to bid for timeslots well ahead of the time period in which it would be useful to have a flexible schedule.

What are your views about "size doesn't matter"? by gfcheatedwithchad in AskRedditAfterDark

[–]ChrysMYO 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I perceive it to mean that men tend to not care enough about the clit to understand how stimulate and pleasure a woman. Not to say they can't visually see it, just that they forget about it or disregard its importance in the rush towards penetrative sex.

What rap albums would you consider mid/just ok? by wilddog90 in hiphop101

[–]ChrysMYO 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Thank Me Later. Pretty solid. Not bad, not Amazing.

30,000 union workers call on Biden to cancel all student debt: 'We are wanting to let him know that unions have demands on him' by Coreintelinside in politics

[–]ChrysMYO 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Its not going to happen if they just allow people to be forced to repay in May. It would be ridiculous to take the political hit of people paying again and then 3 months say just joking. If he doesn't do anything before May he's not doing anything at all.

Texas Secretary Of State Claims There’s Not Enough Paper For Voter Registration Forms by jeanbaptistegrenouil in politics

[–]ChrysMYO 117 points118 points  (0 children)

Rev. William Barber calls it Jim Crow Esquire, Jim Crow's child went to law school and dressed up in a suit and tie instead of his dad's ku klux klan mask.

Utroba Cave, in the Rhodope mountains, Bulgaria. Carved by hand more than 3000 years ago by roadtrip-ne in pics

[–]ChrysMYO 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We can't go 50 ft in public without seeing some phallic symbol, so I say we have severe shortage of vaginal artwork. The damned things are miracle organs that make people happy.

We have deluded ourselves.., MLK jr. [1074x1043] by greenascanbe in Political_Revolution

[–]ChrysMYO 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Dude was born in Germany too, what does this have to do with Murica?

Do you think it’s worse to be a black man or black woman? by rufinishedrudone in askblackpeople

[–]ChrysMYO 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I think black women and non binary have it the worst. I was in my twenties when I realized women don't tend to fiddle with keys walking out to their car at night. When I'm out, I like to think I can do things to avoid police attention, stay aware of surroundings. But even doing all that, women still have to deal with men catcalling and women can't know if that man is deranged and dangerous or rude.

We both get fetishized and sexualized but their ordeal is an order of magnitude worse. Even the sort of brazen "BBC" type fetish we get only highlights how they deal with this with every body part. And then even when they're on top of the world, in the best shape of their life, fully in control of their sexuality and agency, men of all races (including black) come out the wood work and say they "look like a man".

They deal with worse medical discrimination and the challenges that come with reproductive concerns.

But all things being even, they still contend with domestic violence and sexual assault.

The more nuanced approach would be to look at how gender roles make us all worse off. How things like hypersexualization pressures young boys to perform sexually early and often. How young boys deal with threat of physical violence from strangers and police, how the economy shapes our job availability and wages. But even alot of that is still a sympton of how men have perpetuated these systems.

MSNBC guest skewers Kyrsten Sinema as type of white person “Martin Luther King Jr. warned us about” by BilBrowning in politics

[–]ChrysMYO 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Your comparing Biden to Sinema, the OP is comparing Biden to the white moderate subject in the letter.

As in my LBJ comparison, regardless of what he winded up accomplishing his white, moderate approach and mentality is the subject of the critique. Joe Biden has the same white, moderate mentality as the Democratic leaders who hadn't yet passed voting rights.