I have a great aunt and a great uncle that still use those terms.
Is his name Trent Lott?
If there's any here who's black and doesn't like the word colored, then by all means speak up!
I certainly did but it was deleted.
What's the difference between saying "she's definately black" over "she's definately colored?"
In what context would you call someone "definitely black"?
Of course, I'm "colored" myself, rather tan this summer, actually.
Very un-necessary sarcasm.
And 777236ER, you've been to the South.....how many times?
Does it matter if he's been to the South or not? Southern bigots LOVE to use that 'ya'll aint never been down here' mumbo-jumbo. It doesn’t excuse some of yawl’s way of thinking and acting. I've been to the South MANY times and I have family in the South. I have met very good people (both Black and White) and seen some of the ugly side of the South (confederate flags, burned crosses, segregation, etc..)
Living in Alabama you should certainly know better. Alabama has the nations 2nd, largest Black population. One would assume that you may have Black friends, co-workers, neighbors, In-laws and classmates and would understand how to communicate with each other.
I guess things haven't changed much down South.
Someone who follows politics as much as you do, I know for a FACT that you knew that Sheila Lee Jackson (D-TX
) was Black at the time you started this thread. I knew that it would be just a matter of time before you would let out some true feeling on Blacks.
As much as I have always agreed with Congresswoman Jackson on other issues, I think she slipped on this one. I think it is totally silly on her part as everyone else here agrees.