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Um . . . so just because it's a sweet you're allowed to call it something offensive? How far would you like to be able to take this?
How about Black Monday?
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Re: 'Negroe' sweets

Anything wrong with this??

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wow just showed your intelligence there.
Lighten up Tony.
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Um . . . so just because it's a sweet you're allowed to call it something offensive? How far would you like to be able to take this?
I love to drink Molotov Cocktails and have no problem with that name
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Lighten up Tony.

so you were making a Joke? if you were sarcasm is hard to grasp online. and if it was sarcasm then it was funny
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..and before you ask: No, I don't throw them, not even up
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Re: 'Negroe' sweets

Is the word negro insulting to black people?
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Is the word negro insulting to black people?

to some who care cause it was used in the slavery days, then it came back a few years ago as acceptable.

Best term is simply black person or blacks, just as white people are whites
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to some who care cause it was used in the slavery days, then it came back a few years ago as acceptable.

Best term is simply black person or blacks, just as white people are whites
Yes I agree on that, just wondering if black people found it offensive?
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Is the word negro insulting to black people?
If you have some spare time read "The Day They Came to Arrest the Book" by Nat Hentoff
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Re: 'Negroe' sweets

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saw packets of chocolate covered sweets called negroes most countries changed the name in the 1980s Switzerland obviously felt no need to.Outrageous.
I always assumed the word Negro was offensive or racist if used against a person!!! But never thought there was a problem if it was used for something liek sweets ??

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Re: 'Negroe' sweets

During the days of slavery black people were called n*****s, (read anything by Mark Twain!) after slavery was abolished the word changed to "negro", during the time of Black Power they called themselves "black" and today it is "African Americans".

Today, gansta rappers call each other n*****s, but you as a white person shouldn't do so.
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During the days of slavery black people were called n*****s, (read anything by Mark Twain!) after slavery was abolished the word changed to "negro", during the time of Black Power they called themselves "black" and today it is "African Americans".

Today, gansta rappers call each other n*****s, but you as a white person shouldn't do so.

Actually African Americans is only used in the US . cause they are
1. not all from USA
2 not all from Africa (Jamaica,etc)
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Re: 'Negroe' sweets

Apparently "Yorkie" bars used to be called "Thicknortherntwat" bars before the PC police had their way.

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Oh, and "Opal Fruits" had to be renamed to "Starbursts" after uproar from gay activists (the "Made to make your mouth water" slogan just added insult to injury).
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to some who care cause it was used in the slavery days, then it came back a few years ago as acceptable.

Best term is simply black person or blacks, just as white people are whites
I am white,but not white.I am pinkish , but don't get any dumb ideas
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Re: 'Negroe' sweets

look guys, just cause it's referring to food you don't have carte blanche to...oh wait, I did it too.
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Actually African Americans is only used in the US . cause they are
1. not all from USA
2 not all from Africa (Jamaica,etc)
I was, of course, only referring to Americans - but thanks
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2 not all from Africa (Jamaica,etc)
Where do the Jamaicans come from again?
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It is probably only offensive to you. and other whites. Cause everyone is trying to be politically correct.

Im sure a black person wouldnt stand still and think "well damn im offended" how dare they call candy negrowhatever

Sure, people here eat Berliner and Wienerli (= small Viennese)

I now just hope that nobody from Berlin or Wien is offended !
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Actually African Americans is only used in the US . cause they are
1. not all from USA
2 not all from Africa (Jamaica,etc)
And I forgot to mention they were called "colored" in the 50ies
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