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Old 10-31-2006, 08:25 PM  
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Is ''Monkey'' a Racial Slur??

" ORLANDO (AP) -- The fan who allegedly directed a racial slur at Houston Rockets center Dikembe Mutombo was banned for the season Monday by the NBA and Orlando Magic.

Season-ticket holder Hooman Hamzehloui allegedly called Mutombo a "monkey" Thursday at a preseason game between the Rockets and the Magic. Mutombo -- a native of Zaire, which is now called the Democratic Republic of Congo -- yelled back at Hamzehloui and gestured from the court.


Hamzehloui was ejected from the game. The league said Hamzehloui is also barred from attending games at any NBA arena this season. Orlando said it will refund his season-ticket payment."
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Old 10-31-2006, 08:27 PM   #2
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Old 10-31-2006, 08:29 PM   #3
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A tough lesson learned by Howard Cosell is it depends on the context. In the way it was directed towards Mutumbo there is no question.
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Old 10-31-2006, 08:29 PM   #4
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You can make a racial slur out of just about anything these days.

For instance, "My neighborhood has a squirrel problem" of course translates to "There are too many black people in my neighborhood"
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Old 10-31-2006, 08:29 PM   #5
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Old 10-31-2006, 08:30 PM   #6
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Does Mutombo look like a monkey?
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Old 10-31-2006, 08:30 PM   #7
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Does Mutombo look like a monkey?
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Old 10-31-2006, 08:30 PM   #8
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Old 10-31-2006, 08:31 PM   #9
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Old 10-31-2006, 08:32 PM   #10
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It's only a racial slur to chimpanzees or humans who are such unbelievable pussies that they let words that come out of some dumb ass's mouth bother them.
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Old 10-31-2006, 08:34 PM   #11
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Context is key.

Is "coon" a racial slur?
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Old 10-31-2006, 08:43 PM   #12
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While in Korea, in 1968, one of my buddies called our houseboy a monkey. (Wonswingee) The houseboy "lost so much face" he didn't come to work for the next two days. It depends on the culture and the situation. Black people call each other the "N" word all the time. But whitey better damn well not do it.
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Old 10-31-2006, 08:45 PM   #13
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You know "Crackers" can't make comments like that!!!!
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Old 10-31-2006, 08:50 PM   #14
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Depends. In this case, I'd say yes.
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Old 10-31-2006, 08:50 PM   #15
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