Canadian New Racial Slur?


darkbeaver
Republican
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In the U.S. south, is Canadian a new racial slur?
Graeme Hamilton
National Post
Thu, 24 Jan 2008 22:10 EST

http://www.sott.net/articles/show/14...w-racial-slur-





"Canadian" has apparently become a code word for blacks among American racists.
It was a routine e-mail from the boss sent to congratulate a junior prosecutor in Houston, Tex., who had won manslaughter convictions against an intoxicated driver.
"He convicted Mr. Sosa of a double intoxication manslaughter, got a weak jury to give him 12 years in each, and then convinced Judge Wallace to stack the sentences," Harris County assistant district attorney Mike Trent wrote in an office-wide memo. Then came the odd part: "He overcame a subversively good defence by Matt Hennessey that had some Canadians on the jury feeling sorry for the defendant and forced them to do the right thing."
The e-mail was sent in 2003 but came to light only this month as part of an unrelated controversy with his office, forcing Mr. Trent to defend himself against accusations of bigotry -- not because he offended the people of Canada, but because "Canadian" has apparently become a code word for blacks among American racists.
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CDNBear
#2
Nice slice to the left, but all ya hit was the ruff hun...

This isn't new, it's been around since at least the late 80's when I first heard and it isn't directed at 'blacks'.

It is however directed at apathetic folk, seen to be weak kneed on crime and dishing out fitting punishments for criminals, as well as anyone coming across as 'swishy' or over polite.

But anything to bash them yank's eh?

The depths to which some people will dive in their attempts to slander a Nation, is beyond contempt.
 
karrie
No Party Affiliation
#3
That's what I thought too bear... someone got the intentions mixed up. He may as well have written 'pussies' instead of Canadians for the way the Texans I know use the word.
 
CDNBear
#4
Texans, Californians, Carolinians, Alabamians, almost every American Soldier I've ever met...and so on...

As you said, it is synonymous with 'pussy'.

Not 'Blacks'.
 
darkbeaver
Republican
#5
So bear I guess you're a pussy then eh. pussy!
 
CDNBear
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaver View Post

So bear I guess you're a pussy then eh. pussy!

I guess so, you are what you eat. Which would make you a d....... .
 
EastSideScotian
#7
Hows that Insulting...if I were black id be like Damn right Iam Canadian you imbred puritan south living cusin lovin swamp washin funny accented gun twirlin morons....

Crap iam going to Texas on exercise next month Iam done for.
 
CDNBear
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by EastSideScotian View Post

Hows that Insulting...if I were black id be like Damn right Iam Canadian you imbred puritan south living cusin lovin swamp washin funny accented gun twirlin morons....

Crap iam going to Texas on exercise next month Iam done for.

You haven't been to Bragg yet have ya?
 
EastSideScotian
#9
nope I land ther then go to fort bliss...atleast ill miss the better part of febuary in the Ottawa Valley....damn ice and wind tunnel this place is.
 
CDNBear
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by EastSideScotian View Post

nope I land ther then go to fort bliss...atleast ill miss the better part of febuary in the Ottawa Valley....damn ice and wind tunnel this place is.

If you get the chance, do Bragg, it's a blast....you wanna see some crazy Bastards!!! US Army Rangers are just this side of insane.
 
EastSideScotian
#11
hahaha...i have meet some in gagetown they are pretty ummm....out there....especailly when they get on the Canadian beers....downtown fredricton will never be the same. I get to go to Elpaso for a day....that should be fun....maybe?
 
Scott Free
Free Thinker
#12
I wonder if Germans called "black" jurors Polish before the invasion?

Quick note: it's funny to see Canadian republican styled war *****s here. I've heard about them... I thought they were just rednecks, but I see I was wrong... they are the real wanabe.
 
Walter
#13
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
TheStar.com | comment | What's code for `bigot'?
Jan 29, 2008 04:30 AM

Racists using code word `Canadian'
as substitute for N-word
Jan. 26
As a Canadian born and raised in Toronto and residing in the U.S. for nearly a decade, I can tell you that substituting "Canadian" for the N-word is common practice among white men in many states. I have come across it many times.
In 1998, I worked as a consultant and travelled across the U.S. for work with colleges and universities. On one of my first visits, in Maryland, I was introduced to a large group of white men as a "Canadian." They all thought this was hysterical. I was surprised, but expected the usual questions about hockey, igloos and French.
Later in the evening, over a few pints, they confided that "Canadian" is used instead of the N-word when "blacks are around," as it's so ambiguous. I was offended by this. I was unsure if I was more angry as a Canadian – a white boy from Leaside – or because I was drinking with a bunch of rednecks who throw the N-word around.
As the night continued, I ultimately dealt with the situation in Canadian fashion: Pulling the shirt of one of the mouthy members of the group over his head, I cracked him in the head a few times and suggested if he wanted to be ignorant, he had to choose another country.
My travels have since brought me to every state in the U.S., and I can confirm that "Canadian" means the N-word in several, particularly in the South. Sad but true, eh?
Michael Wymant, New York, N.Y.
 
hermite
Free Thinker
#14
Gee, I was in the States for many years and NEVER heard that. Guess I hung around with the wrong crowd.

Hell, I always thought being called "Canadian" was a compliment.
 
Nuggler
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by hermite View Post

Gee, I was in the States for many years and NEVER heard that. Guess I hung around with the wrong crowd.

Hell, I always thought being called "Canadian" was a compliment.

I still think it is, Hermite; plus:

What do we care what a bunch of cracker, trailer trash, low-bred, morons think? --If they indeed think at all. We have one of their true "thinkers" incumbent in the White House.

 
darkbeaver
Republican
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by Scott Free View Post

I wonder if Germans called "black" jurors Polish before the invasion?

Quick note: it's funny to see Canadian republican styled war *****s here. I've heard about them... I thought they were just rednecks, but I see I was wrong... they are the real wanabe.

Hi Scott, you've brought up the condition of our militarys ideals, which we can plainly see are not in accordance with what is commonly understood to be Canadian. The brain washing has been going on for two decades that I'm aware of. Joint exercise and integration has convinced me that when we will need them they simply won't be our military anymore, in fact if you listen to our captains of industry those people aren't Canadian anymore and if you listen to Harpers circus of clowns the same disconnect from the Canadian identity is true, we have over the course of the last six decades become far to familiar with the enemy. I do not think our military can be trusted to defend this country and I know thier are many traitors and moles in it. Simply put I believe we have no defence against the American assault, and our intelligence and police are the same way.We have been had from the inside out.
Last edited by darkbeaver; Jan 29th, 2008 at 11:53 AM..
 
darkbeaver
Republican
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
TheStar.com | comment | What's code for `bigot'?
Jan 29, 2008 04:30 AM

Racists using code word `Canadian'
as substitute for N-word
Jan. 26
As a Canadian born and raised in Toronto and residing in the U.S. for nearly a decade, I can tell you that substituting "Canadian" for the N-word is common practice among white men in many states. I have come across it many times.
In 1998, I worked as a consultant and travelled across the U.S. for work with colleges and universities. On one of my first visits, in Maryland, I was introduced to a large group of white men as a "Canadian." They all thought this was hysterical. I was surprised, but expected the usual questions about hockey, igloos and French.
Later in the evening, over a few pints, they confided that "Canadian" is used instead of the N-word when "blacks are around," as it's so ambiguous. I was offended by this. I was unsure if I was more angry as a Canadian – a white boy from Leaside – or because I was drinking with a bunch of rednecks who throw the N-word around.
As the night continued, I ultimately dealt with the situation in Canadian fashion: Pulling the shirt of one of the mouthy members of the group over his head, I cracked him in the head a few times and suggested if he wanted to be ignorant, he had to choose another country.
My travels have since brought me to every state in the U.S., and I can confirm that "Canadian" means the N-word in several, particularly in the South. Sad but true, eh?
Michael Wymant, New York, N.Y.

It's what they always do to the target nations. An aspect of the preparation of conquest. Demonization and or denegration of the target peoples and or nation, common for many decades in thier media, transferred and ingrained in the redneck, it becomes the norm among the imperialist footsoldier and worker. The dehumanization of the victim, endemic among all classes of Western and American culture more specifically. This forms the basis of exceptionalism which ultimately relieves the imperialist of guilt through exceptionalism. Further to that and more disturbing we are bombarded by our own upper classes both political and wealthy elite with the same language and admonitions to step up to the plate and emulate the conquerors, root and branch. Step up to the plate, put the ball in motion, boots on the ground, level playing fireld, world class player, on and on our culture becomes submerged and obliterated with the language of economic and military as well as political warfare and we loose popular national consensus to an imposed generic media delivered cultural bias completely at odds with preservation of or maintenance of national distinction.
Last edited by darkbeaver; Jan 29th, 2008 at 11:37 AM..
 
boiler
#18
Now I don't know half the places you lot are talking about (Never bin there) being a Brit I always though of Canadians as being hard due to their very cold weather, and also people that were akin to the British.
 
darkbeaver
Republican
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by boiler View Post

Now I don't know half the places you lot are talking about (Never bin there) being a Brit I always though of Canadians as being hard due to their very cold weather, and also people that were akin to the British.

That's an interesting perspective boiler, we don't like to think of ourselves as hard. We like to think we're polite and have good manners. But being a stay at home Canadian I don't have much objectivity about it I guess. The weather makes me a whiner now, my hard days began to dwindle a while ago, eventually the elements wear down the hard parts to dust. hahaha
 
Praxius
Free Thinker
#20
Oh well... "Canadian" still doesn't sound as bad as "American Redneck Neo-Nazi"

Oops... did I type that out loud? I'm very sorry, I didn't mean to offend, that wasn't very Canadian of me now was it?
 
karrie
No Party Affiliation
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by Praxius View Post

Oh well... "Canadian" still doesn't sound as bad as "American Redneck Neo-Nazi"

Oops... did I type that out loud? I'm very sorry, I didn't mean to offend, that wasn't very Canadian of me now was it?



Nope, passive aggressiveness isn't Canadian at all.
 
CDNBear
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by Scott Free View Post

I wonder if Germans called "black" jurors Polish before the invasion?

Quick note: it's funny to see Canadian republican styled war *****s here. I've heard about them... I thought they were just rednecks, but I see I was wrong... they are the real wanabe.

Grow up clown.

Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
TheStar.com | comment | What's code for `bigot'?
Jan 29, 2008 04:30 AM

Racists using code word `Canadian'
as substitute for N-word
Jan. 26
As a Canadian born and raised in Toronto and residing in the U.S. for nearly a decade, I can tell you that substituting "Canadian" for the N-word is common practice among white men in many states. I have come across it many times.
In 1998, I worked as a consultant and travelled across the U.S. for work with colleges and universities. On one of my first visits, in Maryland, I was introduced to a large group of white men as a "Canadian." They all thought this was hysterical. I was surprised, but expected the usual questions about hockey, igloos and French.
Later in the evening, over a few pints, they confided that "Canadian" is used instead of the N-word when "blacks are around," as it's so ambiguous. I was offended by this. I was unsure if I was more angry as a Canadian a white boy from Leaside or because I was drinking with a bunch of rednecks who throw the N-word around.
As the night continued, I ultimately dealt with the situation in Canadian fashion: Pulling the shirt of one of the mouthy members of the group over his head, I cracked him in the head a few times and suggested if he wanted to be ignorant, he had to choose another country.
My travels have since brought me to every state in the U.S., and I can confirm that "Canadian" means the N-word in several, particularly in the South. Sad but true, eh?
Michael Wymant, New York, N.Y.

Honestly never seen nor heard it that way Walter.

Heard it being used as Karrie and I exampled though.

The only time I heard or saw racism, was outside the Fort.

Quote: Originally Posted by hermite View Post

Gee, I was in the States for many years and NEVER heard that. Guess I hung around with the wrong crowd.

Hell, I always thought being called "Canadian" was a compliment.

Me too.
Quote: Originally Posted by Nuggler View Post

I still think it is, Hermite; plus:

What do we care what a bunch of cracker, trailer trash, low-bred, morons think? --If they indeed think at all. We have one of their true "thinkers" incumbent in the White House.

I'm with you Nugg...
Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaver View Post

Hi Scott, you've brought up the condition of our militarys ideals, which we can plainly see are not in accordance with what is commonly understood to be Canadian. The brain washing has been going on for two decades that I'm aware of. Joint exercise and integration has convinced me that when we will need them they simply won't be our military anymore, in fact if you listen to our captains of industry those people aren't Canadian anymore and if you listen to Harpers circus of clowns the same disconnect from the Canadian identity is true, we have over the course of the last six decades become far to familiar with the enemy. I do not think our military can be trusted to defend this country and I know thier are many traitors and moles in it. Simply put I believe we have no defence against the American assault, and our intelligence and police are the same way.We have been had from the inside out.

Yep, we can't be trusted DB, grow up lowlife.
Quote: Originally Posted by karrie View Post


Nope, passive aggressiveness isn't Canadian at all.

 
Toro
#23
Whenever I've heard someone refer to another as a Canadian, they usually are referring to an intelligent, popular and good-looking person. Like me, for instance.
 
boiler
#24
darkbeaver, my meaning for hard Canadians, was due to the hardeships endured so I really meant "hardy", orry about that for although being afar from you all I admire and respect the harsh conditios you are placed under.
 
EagleSmack
#25
Nope...I never heard that being used as a "code word" for the N word. However I have heard guys call other guys Canadian. For example...

You're at the bar and the first guy to have to leave says...
"Alright guys...I have to get home."
"What! It's only 7 O'Clock...what are you Canadian?"
 
DurkaDurka
No Party Affiliation
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

Nope...I never heard that being used as a "code word" for the N word. However I have heard guys call other guys Canadian. For example...

You're at the bar and the first guy to have to leave says...
"Alright guys...I have to get home."
"What! It's only 7 O'Clock...what are you Canadian?"

now you are really pecking at our national identity... you know damn well us Canadian would be there till closing drinking your beer-lite.
 
EagleSmack
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by DurkaDurka View Post

now you are really pecking at our national identity... you know damn well us Canadian would be there till closing drinking your beer-lite.

No I don't use the word Canadian like that...but that is how I've heard it being used. I never heard it being used to replace the N word.
 
EagleSmack
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBear View Post

Nice slice to the left, but all ya hit was the ruff hun...

This isn't new, it's been around since at least the late 80's when I first heard and it isn't directed at 'blacks'.

It is however directed at apathetic folk, seen to be weak kneed on crime and dishing out fitting punishments for criminals, as well as anyone coming across as 'swishy' or over polite.

But anything to bash them yank's eh?

The depths to which some people will dive in their attempts to slander a Nation, is beyond contempt.

This post for example. It is not commonly used but from time to time you do hear it.
 
DurkaDurka
No Party Affiliation
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

No I don't use the word Canadian like that...but that is how I've heard it being used. I never heard it being used to replace the N word.

I was kidding around, have a Samuel Adams, Eagle.
 
#juan
No Party Affiliation
#30
I have quite a few American relatives and believe it or not, some of them use the C word for the N word. It's kind of an ironic substitution thing, a kind of attempt at being clever by calling a group of Blacks a group of Canadians since the N word is frowned on in almost all circles.
 

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