Tanis said:Not sure how this is offensive, in Africa.
Wasn't 'the n-word' used primarily black slaves in America?
I think it's safe to say that the N word is offensive to any race; as there are versions of it for most non-white races.Pat8u said:ok I might come off as a bit stupid but isn't n***er an offensive term towards african americans not people who are from africa
Saw them in the shops. It's their actual name. Like, the name printed on the box. I, being and raised in Australia, seeing them in a South African shop, just went "What. The. Fuck". I always thought my mother was just making racist jokes till I saw it with my own eyes[/quote]Garethp said:
If we're talking slurs based on skin color then whites are certainly not exempt. No group is exempt from bigotry.The_root_of_all_evil said:
You know it's weird. I grew up is the RSA during the Bad Old Days, and I spent as much time in the corner shop and sweet shops as any kid, and while I remember people (kids and adults) referring to certain sweets as N***** Balls, I do not remember any boxes or jars labled "Nikker Balls" in the shops (but I preferred Beechies). Maybe it's a regional thingRenegade-pizza said:Its Nikker Balls. There's no racism involved. Our government accuses enough non-members of their own party as racist.
It won't.Cid SilverWing said:Newfag is newfag. Let's hope this doesn't cripple Minecraft's sales.
The weird part about being white is when you bring up someone is being bigoted towards you people tend to react like they would to a concerned 4 year old.Formica Archonis said:
Not really what I said; it's just that that slur isn't used towards them much. There's more 'chromatically attuned' slurs used for Caucasians.Formica Archonis said:
C F, I am disappointed that you would think that Mojang would do this.C F said:Mojang, I am disappoint. Again, because the joke isn't even close to being well thought out. I know game devs can be a lot more subtle than that.
That's not weird, that's being logical. Complaining about racism against whites is in most countries, not in all akin to being the boss of a company and complaining your wages are so much worse than that of your underlings, fully knowing you're lying.The weird part about being white is when you bring up someone is being bigoted towards you people tend to react like they would to a concerned 4 year old.
It's not really clever.Hmmm, maybe this is a little more clever than we're giving it credit for.