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Re: The Confederate Flag
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2008, 08:15:27 AM »

Jap. A term used all the time by anime fans. A term used all the time by people who state they LOVE JAPANESE CULTURE. It's kinda funny though how many people will argue against someone for stating that the term is a racist term and is a reminder of the horrors that many Japanese Americans went through during WWII and post WWII.

The word is an abbreviation of the word Japanese in the eyes of millions... but in the eyes of millions of others, it's a hateful word that is no different than the word nigger, or wetback. You can take it back, and hell you can even make it fully acceptable to say, but to those that were there for WWII, and to many of their children, they will never accept it.

Are you saying that these people would help get over it, if Jap was okay to say to people?

You bet. Only those that have lost the word can reclaim it. I just can't fathom the amount of insult a white person trying to reclaim chink for me.....or some hood wearing klans-man saying that if they use nigger more it'll loose its interrogative meaning. Even people who identify as the same have issues with those in their own community reclaiming those words.

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