Is "Canadian" the new code word for blacks among racist southern hicks?

Is "Canadian" the new code word for blacks among racist southern hicks?

Post by The Citize » Wed, 30 Jan 2008 15:25:14


(To be fair, us Canadians have referred to all racist redneck inbreds
from the US South as "Mongolians" for years now.)

In the U.S. south, is Canadian a new racial slur?
Graeme Hamilton, National Post  
Published: Thursday, January 24, 2008

It was a routine e-mail from the boss sent to congratulate a junior
prosecutor in Houston, Tex., who had won manslaughter convictions
against an intoxicated driver.

"He convicted Mr. Sosa of a double intoxication manslaughter, got a
weak jury to give him 12 years in each, and then convinced Judge
Wallace to stack the sentences," Harris County assistant district
attorney Mike Trent wrote in an office-wide memo. Then came the odd
part: "He overcame a subversively good defence by Matt Hennessey that
had some Canadians on the jury feeling sorry for the defendant and
forced them to do the right thing."

The e-mail was sent in 2003 but came to light only this month as part
of an unrelated controversy with his office, forcing Mr. Trent to
defend himself against accusations of bigotry -- not because he
offended the people of Canada, but because "Canadian" has apparently
become a code word for blacks among American racists.

"There is a double meaning to that word and I didn't know it. I was
horrified when I learned what it was, and I immediately addressed the
issue with the people who brought it up," Mr. Trent told a local Fox
News reporter in a recent interview.

"I'd never heard of Canadian being used as a term for a black person
or for a racial slur," he said.

"If I had, I would never send that out in an office-wide e-mail that's
going to go to people who are going to be offended if they recognize
it as such. That would be crazy.... I'm not a racist. I'm not a
bigot," Mr. Trent said.

Mark Vinson, who was a chief prosecutor in the Harris County office at
the time, said he was puzzled by the reference to Canadians when he
got the e-mail but was too busy to give it much thought. Then some
colleagues informed him about the slang meaning of Canadian, and he
felt crushed.

"So much has been accomplished in terms of equal opportunities, and
the office had a super reputation," Mr. Vinson, who is black, told the
National Post. "I just couldn't imagine someone in the office who
would engage in that conduct."

He said he believes Mr. Trent's assurance that he had simply repeated
a term used by the prosecutor on the case, Rob Freyer. Mr. Freyer did
not return a message left yesterday.

"I know Mike. We laugh and talk about the [Dallas] Cowboys," Mr.
Vinson said. "I truly don't believe that Mike knew what he was
saying."

It is unusual that a seasoned attorney like Mr. Trent would not have
wondered how a Harris County jury came to be stacked with Canadians.
(There were no Canadians on the jury but there were some black
members.) "The only way that there could have been Canadians on the
jury, was if they were born in Canada and then became U.S. citizens,
and then became citizens of the county in which the case was tried,"
Mr. Vinson noted.

Mr. Trent told Fox News that was not out of the question. "It would
not be impossible or unusual for people from other countries to be on
our juries," he said. "That's what I was told, and I took it as the
literal meaning."

The bigger mystery is how "Canadian" came to be code for black. An
online directory of racial slurs defines Canadian as a "masked
replacement" for black.

Last August, a blogger in Cincinnati going by the name CincyBlurg
reported that a black friend from the southeastern U.S. had recently
discovered that she was being called a Canadian. "She told me a story
of when she was working in a shop in the South and she overheard some
of her customers complaining that they were always waited on by a
Canadian at that place. She didn't understand what they were talking
about and assumed they must be talking about someone else," the
blogger wrote.

"After this happened several times with different patrons, she
mentioned it to one of her co-workers. He told her that Canadian' was
the new derogatory term that racist Southerners were using to describe
persons they would have previously referred to [with the N-word.]"

A similar case in Kansas City was reported last year on a Listserv, or
electronic mailing list, used by linguistics experts. A University of
Kansas linguist said that a waitress friend reported that "fellow
workers used to use a name for inner-city families that were known to
not leave a tip: Canadians. Hey, we have a table of Canadians....
They're all yours.' "

Stefan Dollinger, a postdoct***fellow in linguistics at University
of British Columbia and director of the university's Canadian English
lab, speculated that the slur reflects a sense of Canadians as the
other.

"This code' word, is the replacement of a no-longer tolerated label
for one outsider group, with, from the U.S. view, another outsider
group: Canadians. It could have been terms for Mexicans, Latinos etc.
but this would have been too obvious," he said. "What's left? Right,
the guys to the north."

National Post

Source: http://SportToday.org/

--
The Citizen
"And how can we win when fools can be kings?"

 
 
 

Is "Canadian" the new code word for blacks among racist southern hicks?

Post by The Eclectici » Wed, 30 Jan 2008 18:01:25

What does farva say? He is the resident expert on canuckleheads.

 
 
 

Is "Canadian" the new code word for blacks among racist southern hicks?

Post by F~A~R~V~A: Sage of the Appalachian » Wed, 30 Jan 2008 19:58:57

we have been using canadian in this way for years.

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Is "Canadian" the new code word for blacks among racist southern hicks?

Post by The Eclectici » Wed, 30 Jan 2008 21:51:53

I prefer the traditional terminilogy.
 
 
 

Is "Canadian" the new code word for blacks among racist southern hicks?

Post by stride » Thu, 31 Jan 2008 02:22:22



Quote:
> (To be fair, us Canadians have referred to all racist redneck inbreds
> from the US South as "Mongolians" for years now.)

Whoa whoa whoa, hold on there boy. You're complaining about racism, yet you
are calling white people redneck inbreds? This is why I shake my head at
idiots such as yourself.
Quote:

> In the U.S. south, is Canadian a new racial slur?
> Graeme Hamilton, National Post  
> Published: Thursday, January 24, 2008

> It was a routine e-mail from the boss sent to congratulate a junior
> prosecutor in Houston, Tex., who had won manslaughter convictions
> against an intoxicated driver.

> "He convicted Mr. Sosa of a double intoxication manslaughter, got a
> weak jury to give him 12 years in each, and then convinced Judge
> Wallace to stack the sentences," Harris County assistant district
> attorney Mike Trent wrote in an office-wide memo. Then came the odd
> part: "He overcame a subversively good defence by Matt Hennessey that
> had some Canadians on the jury feeling sorry for the defendant and
> forced them to do the right thing."

> The e-mail was sent in 2003 but came to light only this month as part
> of an unrelated controversy with his office, forcing Mr. Trent to
> defend himself against accusations of bigotry -- not because he
> offended the people of Canada, but because "Canadian" has apparently
> become a code word for blacks among American racists.

> "There is a double meaning to that word and I didn't know it. I was
> horrified when I learned what it was, and I immediately addressed the
> issue with the people who brought it up," Mr. Trent told a local Fox
> News reporter in a recent interview.

> "I'd never heard of Canadian being used as a term for a black person
> or for a racial slur," he said.

> "If I had, I would never send that out in an office-wide e-mail that's
> going to go to people who are going to be offended if they recognize
> it as such. That would be crazy.... I'm not a racist. I'm not a
> bigot," Mr. Trent said.

> Mark Vinson, who was a chief prosecutor in the Harris County office at
> the time, said he was puzzled by the reference to Canadians when he
> got the e-mail but was too busy to give it much thought. Then some
> colleagues informed him about the slang meaning of Canadian, and he
> felt crushed.

> "So much has been accomplished in terms of equal opportunities, and
> the office had a super reputation," Mr. Vinson, who is black, told the
> National Post. "I just couldn't imagine someone in the office who
> would engage in that conduct."

> He said he believes Mr. Trent's assurance that he had simply repeated
> a term used by the prosecutor on the case, Rob Freyer. Mr. Freyer did
> not return a message left yesterday.

> "I know Mike. We laugh and talk about the [Dallas] Cowboys," Mr.
> Vinson said. "I truly don't believe that Mike knew what he was
> saying."

> It is unusual that a seasoned attorney like Mr. Trent would not have
> wondered how a Harris County jury came to be stacked with Canadians.
> (There were no Canadians on the jury but there were some black
> members.) "The only way that there could have been Canadians on the
> jury, was if they were born in Canada and then became U.S. citizens,
> and then became citizens of the county in which the case was tried,"
> Mr. Vinson noted.

> Mr. Trent told Fox News that was not out of the question. "It would
> not be impossible or unusual for people from other countries to be on
> our juries," he said. "That's what I was told, and I took it as the
> literal meaning."

> The bigger mystery is how "Canadian" came to be code for black. An
> online directory of racial slurs defines Canadian as a "masked
> replacement" for black.

> Last August, a blogger in Cincinnati going by the name CincyBlurg
> reported that a black friend from the southeastern U.S. had recently
> discovered that she was being called a Canadian. "She told me a story
> of when she was working in a shop in the South and she overheard some
> of her customers complaining that they were always waited on by a
> Canadian at that place. She didn't understand what they were talking
> about and assumed they must be talking about someone else," the
> blogger wrote.

> "After this happened several times with different patrons, she
> mentioned it to one of her co-workers. He told her that Canadian' was
> the new derogatory term that racist Southerners were using to describe
> persons they would have previously referred to [with the N-word.]"

> A similar case in Kansas City was reported last year on a Listserv, or
> electronic mailing list, used by linguistics experts. A University of
> Kansas linguist said that a waitress friend reported that "fellow
> workers used to use a name for inner-city families that were known to
> not leave a tip: Canadians. Hey, we have a table of Canadians....
> They're all yours.' "

> Stefan Dollinger, a postdoct***fellow in linguistics at University
> of British Columbia and director of the university's Canadian English
> lab, speculated that the slur reflects a sense of Canadians as the
> other.

> "This code' word, is the replacement of a no-longer tolerated label
> for one outsider group, with, from the U.S. view, another outsider
> group: Canadians. It could have been terms for Mexicans, Latinos etc.
> but this would have been too obvious," he said. "What's left? Right,
> the guys to the north."

> National Post

> Source: http://SportToday.org/

> --
> The Citizen
> "And how can we win when fools can be kings?"

 
 
 

Is "Canadian" the new code word for blacks among racist southern hicks?

Post by Jerry Krau » Thu, 31 Jan 2008 03:00:30


Quote:

> > (To be fair, us Canadians have referred to all racist redneck inbreds
> > from the US South as "Mongolians" for years now.)

> Whoa whoa whoa, hold on there boy. You're complaining about racism, yet you
> are calling white people redneck inbreds? This is why I shake my head at
> idiots such as yourself.

> > In the U.S. south, is Canadian a new racial slur?
> > Graeme Hamilton, National Post  
> > Published: Thursday, January 24, 2008

> > It was a routine e-mail from the boss sent to congratulate a junior
> > prosecutor in Houston, Tex., who had won manslaughter convictions
> > against an intoxicated driver.

> > "He convicted Mr. Sosa of a double intoxication manslaughter, got a
> > weak jury to give him 12 years in each, and then convinced Judge
> > Wallace to stack the sentences," Harris County assistant district
> > attorney Mike Trent wrote in an office-wide memo. Then came the odd
> > part: "He overcame a subversively good defence by Matt Hennessey that
> > had some Canadians on the jury feeling sorry for the defendant and
> > forced them to do the right thing."

> > The e-mail was sent in 2003 but came to light only this month as part
> > of an unrelated controversy with his office, forcing Mr. Trent to
> > defend himself against accusations of bigotry -- not because he
> > offended the people of Canada, but because "Canadian" has apparently
> > become a code word for blacks among American racists.

> > "There is a double meaning to that word and I didn't know it. I was
> > horrified when I learned what it was, and I immediately addressed the
> > issue with the people who brought it up," Mr. Trent told a local Fox
> > News reporter in a recent interview.

> > "I'd never heard of Canadian being used as a term for a black person
> > or for a racial slur," he said.

> > "If I had, I would never send that out in an office-wide e-mail that's
> > going to go to people who are going to be offended if they recognize
> > it as such. That would be crazy.... I'm not a racist. I'm not a
> > bigot," Mr. Trent said.

> > Mark Vinson, who was a chief prosecutor in the Harris County office at
> > the time, said he was puzzled by the reference to Canadians when he
> > got the e-mail but was too busy to give it much thought. Then some
> > colleagues informed him about the slang meaning of Canadian, and he
> > felt crushed.

> > "So much has been accomplished in terms of equal opportunities, and
> > the office had a super reputation," Mr. Vinson, who is black, told the
> > National Post. "I just couldn't imagine someone in the office who
> > would engage in that conduct."

> > He said he believes Mr. Trent's assurance that he had simply repeated
> > a term used by the prosecutor on the case, Rob Freyer. Mr. Freyer did
> > not return a message left yesterday.

> > "I know Mike. We laugh and talk about the [Dallas] Cowboys," Mr.
> > Vinson said. "I truly don't believe that Mike knew what he was
> > saying."

> > It is unusual that a seasoned attorney like Mr. Trent would not have
> > wondered how a Harris County jury came to be stacked with Canadians.
> > (There were no Canadians on the jury but there were some black
> > members.) "The only way that there could have been Canadians on the
> > jury, was if they were born in Canada and then became U.S. citizens,
> > and then became citizens of the county in which the case was tried,"
> > Mr. Vinson noted.

> > Mr. Trent told Fox News that was not out of the question. "It would
> > not be impossible or unusual for people from other countries to be on
> > our juries," he said. "That's what I was told, and I took it as the
> > literal meaning."

> > The bigger mystery is how "Canadian" came to be code for black. An
> > online directory of racial slurs defines Canadian as a "masked
> > replacement" for black.

> > Last August, a blogger in Cincinnati going by the name CincyBlurg
> > reported that a black friend from the southeastern U.S. had recently
> > discovered that she was being called a Canadian. "She told me a story
> > of when she was working in a shop in the South and she overheard some
> > of her customers complaining that they were always waited on by a
> > Canadian at that place. She didn't understand what they were talking
> > about and assumed they must be talking about someone else," the
> > blogger wrote.

> > "After this happened several times with different patrons, she
> > mentioned it to one of her co-workers. He told her that 'Canadian' was
> > the new derogatory term that racist Southerners were using to describe
> > persons they would have previously referred to [with the N-word.]"

> > A similar case in Kansas City was reported last year on a Listserv, or
> > electronic mailing list, used by linguistics experts. A University of
> > Kansas linguist said that a waitress friend reported that "fellow
> > workers used to use a name for inner-city families that were known to
> > not leave a tip: Canadians. 'Hey, we have a table of Canadians....
> > They're all yours.' "

> > Stefan Dollinger, a postdoct***fellow in linguistics at University
> > of British Columbia and director of the university's Canadian English
> > lab, speculated that the slur reflects a sense of Canadians as the
> > other.

> > "This 'code' word, is the replacement of a no-longer tolerated label
> > for one outsider group, with, from the U.S. view, another outsider
> > group: Canadians. It could have been terms for Mexicans, Latinos etc.
> > but this would have been too obvious," he said. "What's left? Right,
> > the guys to the north."

> > National Post

> > Source:http://SportToday.org/

> > --
> > The Citizen
> > "And how can we win when fools can be kings?"- Hide quoted text -

> - Show quoted text -

No, no, no.  He's not calling ALL white people redneck inbreds.  He's
calling white people from the American South redneck inbreds.  People
like YOU.  This isn't racism.  This is just common sense.
 
 
 

Is "Canadian" the new code word for blacks among racist southern hicks?

Post by Patriot Game » Thu, 31 Jan 2008 08:09:28


Quote:


>> (To be fair, us Canadians have referred to all racist redneck inbreds
>> from the US South as "Mongolians" for years now.)
> Whoa whoa whoa, hold on there boy. You're complaining about racism, yet
> you
> are calling white people redneck inbreds? This is why I shake my head at
> idiots such as yourself.

Who gives a shit what a rat*** Canadian thinks about anything?
 
 
 

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Post by ElParedo » Thu, 31 Jan 2008 09:16:31


Quote:


>> (To be fair, us Canadians have referred to all racist redneck inbreds
>> from the US South as "Mongolians" for years now.)

> Whoa whoa whoa, hold on there boy. You're complaining about racism, yet
> you
> are calling white people redneck inbreds? This is why I shake my head at
> idiots such as yourself.

Can you prove that you are "white" Like *** you can!
 
 
 

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Post by floresriki.. » Thu, 31 Jan 2008 10:09:33


Quote:

> No, no, no. ?He's not calling ALL white people redneck inbreds. ?He's
> calling white people from the American South redneck inbreds. ?People
> like YOU. ?This isn't racism. ?This is just common sense.

Yeah, common sense for a shit-for-brains like you and the other stupid
shitkicker who're educated by a TV screen and a bag of Cheetos....
University of Comcast alumni,.... what I call shitkickers like you.

BTW, I once knew an old black man who thought Matt Dillon was
a real person, and Gunsmoke was a documentary of sorts shown
every week on his TV screen.  Do you believe the Sarah Connor
Chronicles is a news program, shitkicker?

 
 
 

Is "Canadian" the new code word for blacks among racist southern hicks?

Post by F~A~R~V~A: Sage of the Appalachian » Thu, 31 Jan 2008 11:46:00

texas was in the CSA.

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>>>                                _
>>>                             /'_/)
>>>                           ,/_  /
>>>                          /    /
>>>                    /'_'/'   '/'__'7,
>>>                 /'/    /    /    /" /_\
>>>                ('(    ' /'   ')
>>>                 \      /
>>>                  '\'              _.7'
>>>                    \             (
>>>                      \            \

"Kick him when he's down, he's easier to reach."
---Scott Hall

#1 ranked poster in RSPW history....

 
 
 

Is "Canadian" the new code word for blacks among racist southern hicks?

Post by The Eclectici » Thu, 31 Jan 2008 12:01:10

Who gives a shit what a rat*** Canadian thinks about anything?"

LOL. Take that, canucklehead poser hosers!