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    Default Ugly I was only repeating what McCain said before

    Do you want a President like this?


    On his campaign bus recently, Sen. John McCain told reporters, "I hated the gooks. I will hate them as long as I live." Although McCain said he was referring only to his prison guards, there are many reasons why his use of the word "gook" is offensive and alarming.

    It is offensive because by using a racial epithet that has historically been used to demean all Asians to describe his captors, McCain failed to make a distinction between his torturers and an entire racial group.

    It is alarming because a major candidate for president publicly used a racial epithet, refused to apologize for doing so and remains a legitimate contender.

    Contrary to McCain's attempt to narrowly define "gook" to mean only his "sadistic" captors, this term has historically been used to describe all Asians. McCain said that "gook" was the most "polite" term he could find to describe his captors, but because it is simply a pejorative term for Asians, he insulted his captors simply by calling them "Asians" -- a clearly disturbing message. To the Asian American community, the term is akin to the racist word "nigger." A friend of mine, a white male Vietnam veteran, pointed out that veterans, especially Vietnam veterans, know how spiteful the term "gook" is. It has everything to do with labeling someone as "other," the enemy and yellow. McCain sent the message that all Asians are foreigners and remain forever the "other" and the enemy.

    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/hongop.shtml

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    Default Re: Ugly I was only repeating what McCain said before

    It still wasn't necessary.

    Don't let stuff like this start becoming a habit, thats the second time Ugly has had to edit a slur out of one of your posts. If it happens again, you may be taking a vacation for a while.

    Be advised.
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    Default Re: Ugly I was only repeating what McCain said before

    Like I said I used this word only to point out what McCain called Asians. I don't like this word in any way.

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    Default Re: Ugly I was only repeating what McCain said before

    Fine, then there won't be any need for you to repeat it in further posts.
    RIP Jacob Schlottke - 1984-2011

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    Default Re: Ugly I was only repeating what McCain said before

    Big I wasnt upset with what you were saying I just didnt find it appropriate for you to use that word to describe the Vietnamese. I dont agree with you but I want you to share you thoughts about this subject just in a more pc way. We cant use certain slang names to describe a race or culture that are offensive to those that belong to that race or religion. Then the discussion turns from what is being said to how you said it and thats not why we are here.

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