Get off your high horse. If I put you on a lie detector and asked if u have ever used the word " chink" or "n****er" I bet u fail.
Like I said in my earlier post, having lived, gone to school and worked in the US I completely believe Kalif did not use the word chink in a racist manner. He comes from a culture where the word chink is not considered racist.
I asked u if u have even read Kalif Mitchell's tweets.
Edit to answer ur question people in his community use the word chink as a shorter version of the word a Chinese person.
Again he apologized immediately on twitter in the middle of the conversation he used this word in He explained he was unaware it's considered racist.
I'd disregard the lie detector -- those things suck.
Having been married to a Chinese woman for many years now, I've never heard of "chink" being used as simply a shorter version of Chinese person outside a derogatory context that surrounds this word's description of their eyes.
I do agree that people will say terms in their own circles, often liberally, what people describe as racist or offensive, and more often than not I laugh at them because people get their panties in a wad too easily over words themselves, whereas I focus on intent, but it's very hard to feign ignorance about what chink means when directly calling an Asian person that. Should someone stumble over the chair and mutter "chink", I'd likely laugh, if they went up to my wife and called her "chink", they'd get a fist in the mouth. This football player, what he said was pretty ambiguous and directed to no one in particular besides China perhaps, but like I said, ambiguous.. he apologised.. don't see why I should fill up my cup of care on the matter.
Edited by zaibatsu, 20 October 2012 - 12:10 AM.
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