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Is "hippie" a racist term?

Old 08-18-05, 03:06 PM
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Is "hippie" a racist term?

Help settle an argument:

The other day I made some comment about how "hippies always ______" (something or another).

I was accused of being racist, since, well, you know... All hippies are white.

Isn't me being called a racist in this instance like the pot calling....
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Old 08-18-05, 03:08 PM
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Last I checked, hippy wasn't a race. So I think you're clear of being a racist.
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Old 08-18-05, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by noonan4224
Last I checked, hippy wasn't a race. So I think you're clear of being a racist.
Perhaps they felt (I'm just trying to understand is all) that term was used in the same way one might use a term to classify people of one race. Except clearly it is a subset of that race.

I think some people feel the same way about "redneck".
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Hippy isn't on the outside....well, the smell is, but it is what's on the inside that makes someone a hippy.
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Hendrix and Sly and the Family Stone are white?
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No. Hippie is not. Many races were Hippies.
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Old 08-18-05, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Y2K Falcon
Help settle an argument:

The other day I made some comment about how "hippies always ______" (something or another).

I was accused of being racist, since, well, you know... All hippies are white.

Isn't me being called a racist in this instance like the pot calling....
I'd say no, but you'd better check with twikoff . . . see if he'd fire you for it . . .
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Hendrix and Sly and the Family Stone are white?
No, they're dead.
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Old 08-18-05, 03:26 PM
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Yes the correct term is"Hippie American"
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Old 08-18-05, 03:40 PM
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I'm sick of all the subtle racism in the DVD Talk threads.
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Old 08-18-05, 03:44 PM
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Cartman: Hippies. They're everywhere. They wanna save the earth, but all they do is smoke pot and smell bad.

Cartman: M'am, I'm here to check your house for parasites ... apparently, you have hippies.

Officer Barbrady: You can't just lock 63 people in your basement.
Cartman: They're not people, they're hippies!

Cartman: Drugs are bad because if you do drugs you're a hippie and hippies suck.

Cartman: I don't hate black people. I hate hippies.

Cartman: I hate hippies! I mean, the way they always talk about "protectin' the earth" and then drive around in cars that get poor gas mileage and wear those stupid bracelets - I hate 'em! I wanna kick 'em in the nuts!

Cartman: Only three more hours, sea people. Only three more hours and you can take me away from this crappy goddamn planet full of hippies.

Cartman: Naw dude, Independent films are those black and white hippy movies. They're always about gay cowboys eating pudding.
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Old 08-18-05, 04:59 PM
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So is 'terrorist' a racist term, since it's overwhelmingly practiced by Muslims nowadays?
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Old 08-18-05, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by lotsofdvds
I'm sick of all the subtle racism in the DVD Talk threads.
I have to agree, this is getting somewhat old. It is like one of the Top 10 over used words today....
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Old 08-18-05, 05:11 PM
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So is 'terrorist' a racist term, since it's overwhelmingly practiced by Muslims nowadays?
No, but it is racist to insinuate that someone who is Muslim is also a terrorist
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Old 08-18-05, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by weargle
Hendrix and Sly and the Family Stone are white?
Those were some good hippies, which just goes to prove the old adage, "The only good hippy is a dead hippy."
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Old 08-18-05, 05:49 PM
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You are in Austin after all. They might as well be a race there.
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Old 08-18-05, 06:09 PM
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buncha anti-hippites
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Old 08-18-05, 06:13 PM
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You're all a bunch of hippiecrits.

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Old 08-18-05, 06:35 PM
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Do hippies really exist anymore? A throwback, longhair from the 60s, who actually protested Vietman, that's a hippie....All I see anymore are trust-fund babies, working just enough to buy an eighth, complaining about how awful Bush is, driving to the ski hill in their folk's Yukon. I wouldn't call them hippies, I'd just call them shiftless lay-abouts.
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Old 08-18-05, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by MartinBlank
Do hippies really exist anymore? A throwback, longhair from the 60s, who actually protested Vietman, that's a hippie....
No. That was a radical or even an anti-war protestor, but not really a hippie. Hippies "dropped out." They didn't believe in the system. Protesting shows faith in the system.
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Old 08-18-05, 07:33 PM
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it is possible for someone to be a hippie and not be white
additionally, even if only whites could be hippies it wouldn't be a racist term since you can't be racist against whites in the new PC Amerika
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Old 08-18-05, 07:43 PM
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Were they even talking about white people, or were they talking about hippies?

I believe the word they are looking for is "stereotyping" or "prejudice" but not "racist."
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