National Locksmith Magazine Editor Goes Paula Dean! - Publishes Racial Stereotype Slur Against "Brothers from the Hood"
In an editorial regarding right and wrong, The National Locksmith Magazine published by National Publishing Company 1533 Burgandy Parkway, Streamwood IL. appears to have gone Paula Dean, with editor Greg Mango publishing a racial stereotype about "brother(s) from the hood". This statement was made alongside the negative connotation about the parasitic scammers and hackers.
Is this really necessary in an editorial about copyright concerns?
This is the typical ignorant stereotype about inner city black people, that they are always thugs and non-civilized people or in some way associated with criminal activity. It is similar to Blacksploitation and I find it offensive on behalf of many good friends and fellow professionals who are minorities. It appears to me that the TNL magazine has a negative pre-disposition towards African Americans which is cause for concern, especially in an industry where minorities are greatly under represented, but who often out perform the competition.
Paula Dean seems to be catching a lot of heat and losing a lot of sponsors from something said 30 years ago. I wonder how long before the TNL starts losing its sponsors, or will the sponsors endorse such a racial slur?
The SOPL welcomes locksmiths from all walks of life and socioeconomic backgrounds.
For those seeking an alternative, I would recommend you check out The Independent Locksmith Journal - http://tiljonline.com/
How do you feel about this? Post your comments below.
Perhaps it is just me or the way I read that, but what exactly is your gripe here? I did not read any racial slur. They simply mentioned a "brother" from the neighborhood. There was no color remark or racial undertone. In my neighborhood, we are all brothers and sisters. If using a term of endearment like they have, offends you, then don't subscribe to their publication. I think you are attempting to make a mountain out of a molehill. Paula Dean's verbiage was different and completely racist in nature and tone.
That is definitetly a racial slur and should have not been published. I live on long Island and grew up in a very diverse neighborhood and we never used that term to describe each other. This shouldnt have got passed the editors desk.
I Didn't Take That As Racial. Are We At The point Of Political Correctness That We Must Force Ourselves To Actively Seek And we MUST Find Offensive Words When Non Was Intended? Who Said "I Can Only Be As Offended As I Want To."
Being Anglo Saxon (white) from the UK and as an outsider looking in, when I read the article above and the section “brother from the hood” I automatically thought the section was describing a person of ethnic origin and that it was indeed a racist comment
It did not say " Brother from the neighborhood", it said "Brother from the Hood"...............Clearly NOT the same thing, brother.
It was indeed a racist comment!!!!
That was definitely a racist slur and meant to be. It was no accident that those terms were used and it was for effect. The problem is that when we talk or speak our minds we have to be careful of every word we use not to offend any group. There will always be a double standard of how in this case the whites speak of the blacks and of how the blacks speak of the blacks. Why else would there be such a uproar over the " Brother's" being able to use the "N" word when they speak affectionately of their friends and it's not ok for the "White's"? Because no matter how or who says it, IT'S WRONG. Plain and simple.
Trying to stir up controversy to generate your own press? Classy.
Hey, that's cute. I wish I cared enough to data mine someone that offended me over the Internet!
Wow!! More self-hating white people overly concerned about the sensibilities of non-whites. Could it be any more offensive than the black nationalist residing in the bla.. I mean the White House.
Danny, you must have small kids and watch too much Mr Rogers. Get off the trolley and rent "Training Day" or do a google search on the term. You will see this is referring to African Americans in the lower income areas of the city, usually directly connected to criminal activities.
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