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Online Royell Storing

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Re: Vote: Is Calling Someone "Fredo" In a Forum Post An Ethic Slur?
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2020, 09:24:06 PM »
I've always related the name 'Fredo' to the dumbest son in The Godfather
(Sonny wasn't far behind)

   I like the character played by Robert Duvall/Tom. He would have made the perfect son for Don Corleone. Duvall/Tom Not being in Godfather 3 made that movie unwatchable due to everything being relative. Fredo was "the brother by another mother".

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Re: Vote: Is Calling Someone "Fredo" In a Forum Post An Ethic Slur?
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2020, 09:24:06 PM »


Offline Jack Trojan

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Re: Vote: Is Calling Someone "Fredo" In a Forum Post An Ethic Slur?
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2020, 10:12:11 PM »
Fredo is a derogatory ethnic slur for a dumb Italian. It is similar, but worse than calling the Mexicans Pedro or the Chinese Hop Sing or Native Americans Pocahontas. Those slurs don't even imply a dumb person but they are still derogatory toward a particular race. By definition that is racist. It is not necessarily bigoted, but it is definitely an ethnic slur.

Rush Limbaugh was the one who started referring to Chris Cuomo as "Fredo", which his rabid white nationalist audience picked up on. One of his fanboys actually crashed a Cuomo family gathering and called him Fredo, then pretended that he actually thought that was his name. In that case, it was intended as a bigoted racial slur because the Alt-Right hates Chris Cuomo and CNN the same way the White Supremacists hate Blacks and Jews. Putin, Drumpf and Murdoch have the Alt-Right convinced that the Fake News Media is the Enemy of the People because they are nothing but a bunch of stinking whistle blowers who are obstacles to their dictatorship.

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Re: Vote: Is Calling Someone "Fredo" In a Forum Post An Ethic Slur?
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2020, 10:30:43 PM »
What a bunch of crap. You all should get a better life. For Christ's sake.  :'(

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Re: Vote: Is Calling Someone "Fredo" In a Forum Post An Ethic Slur?
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Online Gerry Down

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Re: Vote: Is Calling Someone "Fredo" In a Forum Post An Ethic Slur?
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2020, 11:27:23 PM »
Fredo is a derogatory ethnic slur for a dumb Italian. It is similar, but worse than calling the Mexicans Pedro or the Chinese Hop Sing or Native Americans Pocahontas. Those slurs don't even imply a dumb person but they are still derogatory toward a particular race. By definition that is racist. It is not necessarily bigoted, but it is definitely an ethnic slur.

Rush Limbaugh was the one who started referring to Chris Cuomo as "Fredo", which his rabid white nationalist audience picked up on. One of his fanboys actually crashed a Cuomo family gathering and called him Fredo, then pretended that he actually thought that was his name. In that case, it was intended as a bigoted racial slur because the Alt-Right hates Chris Cuomo and CNN the same way the White Supremacists hate Blacks and Jews. Putin, Drumpf and Murdoch have the Alt-Right convinced that the Fake News Media is the Enemy of the People because they are nothing but a bunch of stinking whistle blowers who are obstacles to their dictatorship.

when you google the term "Fredo" it doesn't mention any nationality. It just means a dumb person.

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Re: Vote: Is Calling Someone "Fredo" In a Forum Post An Ethic Slur?
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2020, 01:05:27 AM »
Agree with Jack. Definitely an ethnic slur.

Itís like calling a black woman Jemima. Or an Irishman, Mick. Or a German, Jerry.

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Re: Vote: Is Calling Someone "Fredo" In a Forum Post An Ethic Slur?
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Re: Vote: Is Calling Someone "Fredo" In a Forum Post An Ethic Slur?
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2020, 07:38:28 AM »
I'm Scottish and I don't mind being referred to by the "J" word.   ;)

Offline Ray Mitcham

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Re: Vote: Is Calling Someone "Fredo" In a Forum Post An Ethic Slur?
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2020, 10:01:16 AM »
I'm Scottish and I don't mind being referred to by the "J" word.   ;)

How about being called Scotch, Duncan?

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Re: Vote: Is Calling Someone "Fredo" In a Forum Post An Ethic Slur?
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2020, 10:01:16 AM »


Offline Rick Plant

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Re: Vote: Is Calling Someone "Fredo" In a Forum Post An Ethic Slur?
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2020, 10:16:24 AM »
When someone purposely wants to single out an individual because of their Italian ethnicity and give them a name of "Fredo" it is a slur. It's no different than calling an American Indian "Tonto" only because he happens to be of that ethnicity. It is being done for ethnic purposes designed for simple hate.

Donald Trump and his followers always have to insult and divide people by race and ethnicity to belittle and demean the person because of their hate. They do this because they are inferior themselves and they try to make someone else feel stupid to make themselves feel better. 

There is no reason to give a person of a particular ethnicity an ethic name other than to insult them and to make them look inferior to others. It's designed to draw attention to their ethnicity which is their whole goal.     

 

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