Sunday, October 25, 2015

"Negro" now not allowed in Australia?

The High Court of Australia ruled in 2002 that the word "n*gger" is not offensive in Australia so there is little doubt that "negro" is also not generally offensive in Australia. People who take their cue from American sensitivities would however object to the term.

Additionally, "Negro" is a scientifically correct term  for a person of sub-Saharan African origin or ancestry.  Leftist hysteria has however moved most scientists these days to use the ponderous circumlocution "sub-Saharan African" instead of "Negro"

"Black" is the customary term in America these days but "Negro" is more accurate than "black" because most American blacks are in fact brown.  And there are a lot of black people (Melanesians and Australian Aborigines) who are black but are not negroes. The Senator below most likely had that latter fact in mind in his choice of words

Australian Government Senator Eric Abetz has bizarrely called U.S. Supreme Court Judge Clarence Thomas a 'n***o' during a radio interview.  Mr Abetz, 58, used the dated and offensive slur during an interview on Sydney radio, while being interviewed about the push for marriage equality.

'It was completely debunked by Clarence Thomas, the n***o American on the Supreme Court of the United States,' he said on 2UE.

Radio host Justin Smith could be heard quizzically muttering, 'n***o', as the Senator continued with his sentence.  Moments earlier, Mr Smith had asked the Senator about whether a business should be allowed to serve or not serve customers based on gender, race or sexuality grounds.

Mr Abetz was quickly criticised for the comment on social media, with many saying it was an offensive remark.  'And here's me thinking dinosaurs were extinct,' one Twitter user wrote. 'Simply jaw-droppingly offensive that Senator Abetz uses word 'n***o' - walking anachronism,' Tom Allen said.



Anonymous said...

Time the little leftists in Australia grew up. People are sick and tired of them appropriating words for their own political purposes. To say someone is black could describe someone from just about anywhere in Africa and the subcontinent let alone the Pacific region and areas of South America let alone North America. What are we supposed to call them under the new regime our universities are thrusting on us? Any term you choose will be deemed racist.

Anonymous said...

I just looked at the 2010 U. S. Census Bureau questionnaire to see how the race question was worded. If you identify as Black, African American or Negro there is only one box to check. That might get changed by the time the 2020 Census rolls around, however.


Anonymous said...

I believe that it is common for negroes to call each other niggers in private.

Anonymous said...

More confected outrage by the perpetually incensed.
Senator Abetz apparently was guilty of the crime of not keeping up with the latest language rules the PC Brigade enforce.
Perhaps they need to make sure everyone gets the memo next time.

Bird of Paradise said...

Liberals have been kicked in the head too many times by one of them giant australian meeces