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See, now you're doing it.
You are lumping all black people into your word "they" and predicting that they'll act all offended by something that isn't racist.

Hey, you can be racist without using racist jargon!
 
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You are lumping all black people into your word "they" and predicting that they'll act all offended by something that isn't racist.

Hey, you can be racist without using racist jargon!
Wrong.

In the context of my post, "they" is singular, not plural.

If I said he, you'd accuse me of sexism.
 

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Damn, Brian, your worse than he is...are you two saying black people are retarded? :cuckoo:
I'm just playing. You see jokes about that stuff on TV. Like "Me, Myself, and Irene."

He says to the midget, black, limo driver: "Do you people take checks?"

The limo driver says, "What do you mean, you people?"
 
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Fine. If the FOS alert was about the sexist allegation, guilty as charged. :D

But "they" is very commonly used as a gender neutral, singular, third person pronoun in today's lexicon. I thought that's what your alert was in reference to. My bad.
 

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So you weren't collectively referring to black people with the word they? Who were you referring to?
 
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So you weren't collectively referring to black people with the word they? Who were you referring to?

No, I absolutely was not.

I was referring to anyone that might interpret the comment as racist.
 

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