Judge rules 'N-word' not offensive

Judge rules 'N-word' not offensive

There are 847 comments on the www.adelaidenow.com.au story from Aug 10, 2010, titled Judge rules 'N-word' not offensive. In it, www.adelaidenow.com.au reports that:

A QUEENSLAND judge has found the terms "nigger" and "sandnigger" are not offensive to a reasonable person.

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Voittaa

Houston, TX

#1 Aug 10, 2010
Most judges are dressed in a black robe. Was this judge dressed in a white robe with a hood?

“Everyone knows that!!!”

Since: Jul 10

Tell me...Does it hurt much?

#2 Aug 10, 2010
I totally agree with this finding. If you’re so thin skinned that a word offends you then what’s the point of even staying alive? Sure the coloreds find it offensive but man drive thru the hood and that’s all you them call each other. The judge is right on in my opinion.
Elephantiasis scrotum

Australia

#3 Aug 10, 2010
I never did get the "n" word being offensive anyway.. It's just a contracted/informal pronunciation of "negro". Just like "abo" is for aboriginal..which is supposedly offensive as well..not to me sorry. Bout time some folks got over themselves and perhaps stopped using it to describe themselves if it's so offensive.
Plain Dumb

Oscoda, MI

#4 Aug 10, 2010
So, if we call the judge a dumb*ss *igge*, he won't get offended, right???? Yeah, sure. Just try it. What a crock of bull.
bealesinthebog

New Zealand

#6 Aug 10, 2010
I'd like to think that I was a reasonable person.

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#7 Aug 10, 2010
Hardly should be a surprise, they are bogan Queenslanders after all........
Plain Dumb

Oscoda, MI

#8 Aug 10, 2010
bealesinthebog wrote:
I'd like to think that I was a reasonable person.
A "reasonable" person would not consider an insult such as that, acceptable. Our country should be long past that already. It's obviously lagging.
Plain Dumb

Oscoda, MI

#9 Aug 10, 2010
Voittaa wrote:
Most judges are dressed in a black robe. Was this judge dressed in a white robe with a hood?
Underneath, yes!

“Pompous pontificator”

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#10 Aug 10, 2010
Good call.

However...it really does irk me to be called "cracker" and "white-bread".
Do you think I need therapy?

But seriously, we should never try to legislate down or criminalize impolite utterances. This is what free speech is all about. We, as a society, would LIKE to live up to lofty standards of polite behavior, but none of us is completely unbiased.

And when we get mad about something we will spout-off expletives and slurs. After-all, we ARE human; you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear...even WITH a carrot or stick.
Adelaidean

Australia

#11 Aug 10, 2010
Most of us get called "Infidels" too. When are we going to see a Court Case over that? Or is it open season on mainstream Australians?
Plain Dumb

Oscoda, MI

#12 Aug 10, 2010
Bubbletoes wrote:
Good call.
However...it really does irk me to be called "cracker" and "white-bread".
Do you think I need therapy?
But seriously, we should never try to legislate down or criminalize impolite utterances. This is what free speech is all about. We, as a society, would LIKE to live up to lofty standards of polite behavior, but none of us is completely unbiased.
And when we get mad about something we will spout-off expletives and slurs. After-all, we ARE human; you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear...even WITH a carrot or stick.
Rush Limbaugh called George Steinbrenner a "cracker". What the heck???
Tweeter

Koganei, Japan

#13 Aug 10, 2010
Plain Dumb wrote:
<quoted text>Rush Limbaugh called George Steinbrenner a "cracker". What the heck???
Rush will say anything to keep his fat butt in the news.
Zombie Corpse Rental

San Jose, CA

#14 Aug 10, 2010
It's all about the intent.
Chris Rock saying it, it's funny.
Guy in a white hood pointing a gun and saying it, it's not too funny.
First Class Jerk

Philadelphia, PA

#16 Aug 10, 2010
Has there been any ruling on 'honky','white trash','jive turkey', or 'spearchucker'?? Inquiring minds want to know...

Since: Aug 09

Walnutport, PA

#17 Aug 10, 2010
Voittaa wrote:
Most judges are dressed in a black robe. Was this judge dressed in a white robe with a hood?
Since I am a healer I propose we all compromise and put judges in black and white striped, state issued clothing....

“Capitalistroadst er”

Since: Sep 07

Canberra

#18 Aug 10, 2010
Thanks Hogstr for posting.
Rush Limbaugh

Medford, NY

#19 Aug 10, 2010
Zombie Corpse Rental wrote:
Guy in a white hood pointing a gun and saying it, it's not too funny.
What do you mean it's not funny?
Sen Robert Byrd - Dem WV

Philadelphia, PA

#20 Aug 10, 2010
Rush Limbaugh wrote:
<quoted text>
What do you mean it's not funny?
I still wear my white robe on occasion...

“Keep it Real”

Since: Jul 08

The Universe

#22 Aug 10, 2010
"Judge rules 'N-word' not offensive"

only in australia

“behind curtain #1”

Since: Jul 08

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#31 Aug 10, 2010
Depends on who uses it.

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