Apparently "boy" can be a racial slur.

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  1. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    Pretty sure context matters. "That boy is playing on the swings." is different than "Pick that cotton faster, boy!"
     
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    Uh yeah. Honestly you probably didn't know because you're an immigrant.
     
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    I would expect anyone who grew up in the south to know this. Not so much someone who grew up in the north.

    And like @oneMadRssn said, context matters.
     
  5. yaxomoxay thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I had no idea. However I found out because a woman I know ended up in trouble at work (school) because she called a 16yo kid "boy". And she's not an immigrant and had no clue about this.
     
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    How could you not know this!? We know this in Sweden...
     
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    Well that's an interesting case. Because a 16 year old is a child still.
     
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    Nah. I'd say that is pretty common knowledge even for us Yanks.
     
  10. yaxomoxay thread starter macrumors 68000

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    In 15 year in Texas no one even mentioned it.
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    Yep. Clearly he wanted her to get in trouble, as he also said that she touched him (video proves otherwise).
     
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    So what is racist about "boy"? Calling a man "boy" may be inappropriate but how is it racist?
     
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    Do you know what the context was? Technically she's not wrong. 16 years old is still a boy. I think the negative connotation would be only directed at grown men.
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    Dude. The whole slave/ antebellum/pre-Civil Rights movement thing.
     
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    My understanding is that the student was causing problems at lunch and she said "Stop it, boy". He complained that she's violent and racist.
     
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    If you say so. No idea.
     
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    I would have thought so, but I would give someone from Maine the benefit of the doubt. Someone from South Carolina? Nope.

    Although, I would have imagined the person from Maine would say, "lad". :D
     
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    A fine example of political correctness taken to its illogical conclusion.
     
  17. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    Reading some of the comments on this forum, I'm not surprised you have no idea about slave / antebellum / pre-Civil Rights.
     
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    yes slavery is over so it should end don't you think?
     
  19. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah. It has a negative history to it. Although typically when used against a grown man.
    Not even close and I'm about as anti-SJW as it gets.
     
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    Oops...I might have been saved by my heavy accent then !!:oops:
     
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    I've moved past slavery / victimhood. Others should as well.
     
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    I have always told him, "who is a good boy? you are? yes you are a good boy, come here Rambo, let's play,, GOOOOOOD BOOOOOOYYYYYYY"
    he is yet to look at like as if I was insulting him OR being racist
    [​IMG]
     
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    Well that and America didn't exist to you until Kissinger entered the arena. ;)
     
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    Yes, I do.
     

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