(Closed) Is this an offensive statement?

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

herm…… well im white…. so i wouldnt really know…. but i dont think so? lol  what do they mean? like the way you act? speech? im confused?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’m ashamed to admit that I kind of lol’d at that (no offense intended, honestly–more like in one of those “Who honestly says that?” ways)…I guess it depends on context and who’s saying it. 🙁 Also, do you find it offensive?

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper

I dont know…. I dont personally find it offensive, but I can guarantee that there are people who will. I think that a statement like that has a connotation of referring to a “white black person” as being more educated, more well spoken, etc than a “regular” black person. (Thats the meaning I get for my personal experience, Im not sure if thats really what you mean by it.)

I am a white girl who grew up in a black neighborhood and usually I heard that phrase as a derogatory from one black person to another.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I actually have a highschool friend who claimed that… We went to a private, Dutch highschool, and she was (literally) the only black person there. Apparently when she went home to England for a visit her family made fun of her for being too white 😛

 

So no, I don’t find it offensive. I think it would depend on the person though.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Was the person who said it to you being malicious or something? I think it’s a weird thing to say but depends on context I’d say. Sometimes people just say stupid things but don’t mean it in a bad way…..open mouth insert foot, ya know?

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I personally don’t like it.  If a black person is saying it, they might be implying you are whitewashed.  If a were a white person, they might be trying to give you a compliment.  However, the words would imply that there is something less good about being black.

Why couldn’t they just say you are a really cool person and leave it at that?

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

If you are white, it doesn’t really make sense… What you’d really be trying to say is that you’re the “blackest” white girl around, which would be ridiculous to say, obv.

Funny that you mentioned that because I have friends that make similar comments about me (I dance hip hop, listen to rap, etc.). I have a friend who’s half black and half Korean and is always telling people I’m “half black, just like (her).” With her, it makes sense for someone who is actually black to be making a comment about a white girl in that way, KWIM?

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think it is funny but it depends on the context… if you are making the statement or someone you joke around with is making it. I can see how it could be rude if someone was being trying to take a stab at you

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I think it depends on the context. In your case it didn’t seem to be meant in a derogatory way. So no.

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t think its offensive.

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