Is it racist to say "black person"?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Jacklack3, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. MikaDubbz

    MikaDubbz GBAtemp Fan

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    I feel like saying 'person' makes it kinda racist. Not sure why, but saying, "oh he's black," sounds perfectly acceptable to me. yet saying, "oh he's a black person," immediately sounds wrong.
     
  2. Memoir

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    Somewhere, over there!
    Is it racist to say "White Men Can't Jump"?
     
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  3. FanmadeEndings

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    If it is said to discriminate said person based on his / her skin color, yes. If you, for example, wanted to specify to someone else who you are talking about out of a group of people he barely knows and the most obvious detail that fits that specific person is his different skin color, then no. You can't be "racist on accident". Words aren't racist, people are. It depends on what you want to express rather then what you say.
     
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  4. Viri

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    Seeing this video, made me think of this thread.

     
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