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Re: The Cut Direct - When to Use "The Nuclear Option"
« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2020, 05:37:05 pm »
I've given the CD to one person (on several occasions, since we happen to be related, and nothing she can ever say or do will improve my opinion of her).

The reason: She referred to my nephew as "that little half ni**er."

I wanted to rate this one "sad", since its the closest rating that applies. I think that anyone would name-call a child something awful is just really sad and mean. But then I was afraid it would be misinterpreted that I'm sad you cut the cousin off.

Am I over thinking these ratings?

I was looking for the  :o emoji when I read it. 
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Re: The Cut Direct - When to Use "The Nuclear Option"
« Reply #31 on: September 08, 2020, 05:44:40 pm »
I've given the CD to one person (on several occasions, since we happen to be related, and nothing she can ever say or do will improve my opinion of her).

The reason: She referred to my nephew as "that little half ni**er."

I wanted to rate this one "sad", since its the closest rating that applies. I think that anyone would name-call a child something awful is just really sad and mean. But then I was afraid it would be misinterpreted that I'm sad you cut the cousin off.

Am I over thinking these ratings?

I was looking for the  :o emoji when I read it.

I'm not a violent person, but lordy, I'd have to stifle the urge to punch that woman right in the face.

My nephew is biracial and there's no way in hell I'd stay quiet if someone said that about him. It would be loud and very public.  >:( >:( >:(
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Re: The Cut Direct - When to Use "The Nuclear Option"
« Reply #32 on: September 08, 2020, 10:54:59 pm »
I've given the CD to one person (on several occasions, since we happen to be related, and nothing she can ever say or do will improve my opinion of her).

The reason: She referred to my nephew as "that little half ni**er."

I wanted to rate this one "sad", since its the closest rating that applies. I think that anyone would name-call a child something awful is just really sad and mean. But then I was afraid it would be misinterpreted that I'm sad you cut the cousin off.

Am I over thinking these ratings?

I was looking for the  :o emoji when I read it.

I'm not a violent person, but lordy, I'd have to stifle the urge to punch that woman right in the face.

My nephew is biracial and there's no way in hell I'd stay quiet if someone said that about him. It would be loud and very public.  >:( >:( >:(

My "grandmother" said something similar about her great grand daughter who is half Kiwi half African American - she called her "that black thing" - and here I thought being female was enough to get hate leveled at her from this nasty woman.
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Re: The Cut Direct - When to Use "The Nuclear Option"
« Reply #33 on: September 09, 2020, 02:58:19 am »
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My "grandmother" said something similar about her great grand daughter who is half Kiwi half African American - she called her "that black thing" - and here I thought being female was enough to get hate leveled at her from this nasty woman.

Mrs R, that’s truly vile, no question. But you put “grandmother” in quote marks, so is this nasty woman your step-grandmother or something? At least you have the consolation that she’s not your blood relation.

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Re: The Cut Direct - When to Use "The Nuclear Option"
« Reply #34 on: September 09, 2020, 03:20:57 am »
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My "grandmother" said something similar about her great grand daughter who is half Kiwi half African American - she called her "that black thing" - and here I thought being female was enough to get hate leveled at her from this nasty woman.

Mrs R, that’s truly vile, no question. But you put “grandmother” in quote marks, so is this nasty woman your step-grandmother or something? At least you have the consolation that she’s not your blood relation.

Unfortunately this vile woman is my father's mother. She was never a grandmother to me hence the quotes. She fell down some concrete steps and hit her head when I was in my late teens and was nice to me for about 3 weeks but it never made up for her calling me a fat lazy bitch to mention just one that sticks with me. I don't consider her my blood relation and being forced to grow up around her has made me a better person - well I like to think it has.
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Re: The Cut Direct - When to Use "The Nuclear Option"
« Reply #35 on: September 20, 2020, 01:18:58 pm »
Mrs Rat, my jaw just hit the floor.  Truly shocking.
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Re: The Cut Direct - When to Use "The Nuclear Option"
« Reply #36 on: September 20, 2020, 05:14:40 pm »
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Unfortunately this vile woman is my father's mother. She was never a grandmother to me hence the quotes. She fell down some concrete steps and hit her head when I was in my late teens and was nice to me for about 3 weeks but it never made up for her calling me a fat lazy bitch to mention just one that sticks with me. I don't consider her my blood relation and being forced to grow up around her has made me a better person - well I like to think it has.

This doesn't surprise me at all. In my experience the people who use racial slurs aren't just bigots, they're nasty human beings in other ways. They're the kind of people you stop associating with because they're just so unpleasant to be around.
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