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Author Topic: Being called Fredo is now equivalent to calling someone the N-Word  (Read 1261 times)

Pat

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Being called Fredo is now equivalent to calling someone the N-Word
« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2019, 12:43:20 AM »
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If the "N word" is so horrific we can't even spell it out, then nobody should be using it.

I'll do it.

Ni... ni... ni... Nixon!

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Being called Fredo is now equivalent to calling someone the N-Word
« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2019, 04:59:50 PM »
It is not often that somebody says something dumber than Trump, but this is lowering the bar for racism to an absurd level.

It is also counter productive for anyone worried about actual destructive racial prejudice. When racism is spouted for every transgression it becomes meaningless, much in the way Nazi and Hitler have lost their edge. Saddam Hussein actually modeled himself on Hitler, so comparisons in the 90s were not completely without merit, these days calling someone Hitler just means asshole who's politics I disagree with. Racist is headed down that path rather quickly.

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Being called Fredo is now equivalent to calling someone the N-Word
« Reply #32 on: August 22, 2019, 03:57:39 AM »
Exactly. These nutcases have taken terns and stretched them to mean literally "everything on earth" and the terms lose any meaning.

Remember kids. "Everything is Racist, Everything is Sexist."

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Being called Fredo is now equivalent to calling someone the N-Word
« Reply #33 on: August 22, 2019, 11:19:39 AM »
Fredo is definitely not the N word for Italians. It isn't even a slur (there are plenty of other more recognizable slurs for Italians if that is what the guy was going for). It is definitely an insult though. So no surprise someone flies off the handle if you call them that (Fredo is not only an idiot in the Godfather, he is also something of a baby).

Also, watching the video it looks like the guy who said was also Italian (if I understood what Chris Cuomo was saying)

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Being called Fredo is now equivalent to calling someone the N-Word
« Reply #34 on: August 22, 2019, 04:30:39 PM »
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How is it a surprise that people dont like to be called insulting things?


Then Cuomo should keep his mouth shut.

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Being called Fredo is now equivalent to calling someone the N-Word
« Reply #35 on: August 22, 2019, 05:54:48 PM »
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Then Cuomo should keep his mouth shut.

I think the part that makes him look silly is asserting that it was a slur and trying to 'educate' the guy about the term. But if someone calls you stupid (which is what calling someone Fredo means) then I would expect them to get into the persons face like that. Maybe these kinds of reactions vary from place to place in the country. But where I am from if someone does that to you, I would expect a fight to break out. Not saying violence is justified. But it is a pretty typical reaction here to being insulted. Like if I called some guy at a bar Fredo, it wouldn't shock me if he threw a punch at me or at least starting to use increasingly aggressive language.