- Jul 9, 2008
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- Covington, WA
Also, we can say things to friends and families that would be taken differently of said by (or to) someone we don’t know well.I don't recall what area of the South you are in. Where I grew up in South Carolina (about 45 minutes from where I now live), they are definitely not over it.
Steve didn't actually start this making any kind of racial statement. He started out just pointing out that the term has - at least in some areas - a racial connotation. Which it does.
And “thug” is a word that means different things to different people. And has for a long time. Saw a guy from Appalachia NC get himself into a lot of trouble in the barracks back in the 80s when he called a black dude a thug. Got his *** handed to him. Maybe he should have just explained that they were taking it wrong.