Something like this can no longer be said as a joke can it. Or more so not said, i mean received.
Yeah, but like most perceived racist remarks, context is key. Even then you basically need an admission of guilt or at least know the person well to decide if what they said was intended as an insult or racist.
Is it too many of you lot in the country, the world or the domestic sports league? The first two certainly sound insulting to me, but the third I could interpret as kind of a backhanded compliment and casual banter. Inserting two people of different races might change things, but as a believer in equality, I feel race is mostly irrelevant when talking shit in a competitive environment.
robelgordo wrote:The cricket commentary here in Aus definitely moved away from using it in the 1990s sometime, once it was realised it caused offence. Agree up until then it was used endearingly bu cricket fans, oblivious to any other context.
But way people from Yorkshire, which has huge South Asian population, didn’t know it was racist/offensive.
They spelt it P**i in the investigation report, but then concluded it was just bants lol
I thought I could remember it being said on TV back in the day, with ads like "watch the Aussies take on the Kiwis/Poms/Pakis live and exclusive to Nine".
There was a comment in the article I read about a player having to run from skinheads as a kid because of "Paki-bashing", so the word Paki has that meaning to him. If they called it Pakistani-bashing, then the idea or act is still the same though. The use of the word Paki isn't the qualifier for it being racist and deplorable.
Similarly I saw a documentary about a Japanese man that was kept in Jap Camps in the US during WWII and the use of the word was frequently used in derogatory statements.
I can empathise with those people's individual circumstances, but don't agree that the words themselves are straight up racist, or that someone who uses them is racist, unless everything they say around it is.
In Yorkshire's case, context also includes if the word is only ever used in a racist way in that region. Out here in rural NSW, I don't think it is.