Stick figures: making you less stupid, less maimed and not dead for a while now.
Most of you can ignore this. It’s my acknowledgement of Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman’s death being ignored by the Grammys
The only reason it bothers me is because it seems like it’s the accepted way of calling somebody the N-word nowadays. Because they know…
There was a hockey game [Saturday] where they didn’t even play hockey, they just threw the puck aside and started fighting. I saw that, and said, ‘Oh man, I’m the thug? What’s going on here?’
Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks addressing the reaction to his Sunday postgame interview, and the media’s use of the word “thug.”
He’s right. It’s a beyond a dogwhistle. It’s a foghorn.
Read the full story on Deadspin: http://deadspin.com/richard-sherman-explains-what-people-mean-when-they-cal-1506821800
Accurate. Remember how racists’ defense of George Zimmerman was simply “Trayvon was a thug”? He was Black, therefore it was OK to kill him. It’s a slur word.(via thebicker)
I can’t even remember the last time I’ve heard it used on a white person.(via stfupenguins)
Exactly. The word “thug” has quickly become a closeted or in-denial racist’s go-to substitute for “nigger”. A linguistic loophole that needs to get closed right the fuck now. And if you don’t think so, show me more than one or two examples of the T-Word referring to a white person. And I mean from ANYWHERE, including comment sections.
I bet you can’t.