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Thread: Ex-Trump adviser tells black Fox News guest he's out of his 'cotton-picking mind'.

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    There is no good context to picking cotton. Lets remember it wasn't being used in the positive in the first place.

    I guess..."You're out of your fucken mind" can't be said on Fox

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    meh, it was just some Republican throwing picking cotton up in an African American's face.
    Nothing to see here. And people wonder how some racist fuck like Trump got elected?

    I'll admit that in context the phrase could be considered racist. In normal usage, by the people who normally use the phrase, it is not intended to be a racial reference. I am reminded of a black friend that I worked with when I was much younger who was offended by people who referred to asphalt as "blacktop". He insisted that it was a racial pejorative, but I disagreed. It was merely a common figure of speech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderer View Post
    There is. But as with others here, the phrase is one I grew up hearing and never once associated with race. The fact that it could be construed as racist first came to my attention about a year ago. I’m more sensitive to it now. I’m glad Bossie apologized. People do sometimes put their feet in their mouths without intending their comments to be hurtful.
    I heard the phrase a lot as well, growing up, and never associated it with race. If the phrase has become offensive, I think it has done so only quite recently, like in the past half-decade or so. I watch a lot of college football, as you may know, and I remember with fondness the now deceased college football announcer Keith Jackson, and I think he sometimes used the phrase. And no one in their right mind would accuse him of being a racist. I've used the phrase myself, but given the reaction I've seen here in this thread, you can bet I will be uber-careful about using the phrase in the future! In fact, I probably won't use it.
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    I heard it quite a bit growing up. Not so much lately.
    Tennessee Ernie Ford used it frequently on his show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    is it a modern phrase?
    Since I heard it used when I was a youngster, it most assuredly ain't modern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post



    President Trump’s former deputy campaign manager, David Bossie, told a black Democratic strategist appearing on “Fox & Friends” on Sunday that he’s out of his "cotton-picking mind.”

    Bossie and strategist Joel Payne got into a heated exchange about the rhetoric used in debating immigration and other issues during a discussion moderated by Fox News host Ed Henry.
    http://thehill.com/homenews/media/39...n-picking-mind

    "cotton picking mind"? Is that a thing? Cuz, it's kinda hard to keep up with modern day lexicon since Trump took office. What was once out of bounds and seen as racist is now perfectly acceptable. That's why I ask. Is telling a black man he's "out of his 'cotton picking mind' " racist? He apologized. David Bossie apologized. Ok, maybe he just misspoke. Maybe he regretted it the second it came out of his mouth. It's good he apologized. But , the clip has gone viral.
    The Watchman,

    Yeah, what is the problem? I mean, that is like thinking "calling a spade a spade" is racist, wot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    I'll admit that in context the phrase could be considered racist. In normal usage, by the people who normally use the phrase, it is not intended to be a racial reference. I am reminded of a black friend that I worked with when I was much younger who was offended by people who referred to asphalt as "blacktop". He insisted that it was a racial pejorative, but I disagreed. It was merely a common figure of speech.
    ok, that was funny.
    I have the same kind of friend. It's hard to tell if he's serious half the time. He does this bit about playing eight ball. How the black ball is the last ball to go in and the white ball....well, you get the idea.

    Let me think on this one a bit more.
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    LMAO @ the snowflakes.

    How do you this these faux outrage and cries of fabricated racism is gonna work out for the socialist extremist at the ballot boxes in November?

    I will vote while wearing my favorite "cotton" T-Shirt.

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    make sure you're drinking milk too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    ok, that was funny.
    I have the same kind of friend. It's hard to tell if he's serious half the time. He does this bit about playing eight ball. How the black ball is the last ball to go in and the white ball....well, you get the idea.

    Let me think on this one a bit more.
    Heh. Some folks says chess is an obviously racist game, because White ALWAYS gets to go first.

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