[MUD-Dev] Re: Marian's Tailor vs. Psychopaths

quzah quzah
Sat Sep 19 16:32:11 New Zealand Standard Time 1998

From: James Wilson <jwilson at rochester.rr.com> on Saturday, September 19, at 1998
9:39 AM
Subject: [MUD-Dev] Re: Marian's Tailor vs. Psychopaths

>On Sat, 19 Sep 1998, quzah wrote:
>>From: James Wilson <jwilson at rochester.rr.com> on Friday, September 18 at 1998
>>6:37 PM
>>Not an advocate of any racism, however, do you mean to say that the
>>black and white chess pieces (as they are often represented) are also
>>racist? Likewise, the concept of good == light, and dark == evil is
>>also a racist term? I have never thought of it that way, then again,
>>perhaps I am just (phonetical) ni-eve (grin).
>'darkie' is a racist epithet. like 'spade' or 'nigger', but to a lesser
>degree (imo). 'whitie' is a racist  term blacks use for whites, akin to
>'honky' or 'cracker' (tho that is a bit more specific, meaning something
>closer to 'redneck'). this is unlike chess in that the black and white
>chess pieces are not named 'wop's and 'spic's.

Hmm, I've never heard the term 'spade', shrug. However, would you then
consider 'dark elf' also derogitory? -- Likewise, since light and dark
are opposites (or rather, darkness is just absence of light|shine a
light at a surface, and its opposite side will be dark) then I can see
how one would decide they are such. This being the case, we can guess
that back in the dark ages (?) people finding it unsafe at night in
yonder forest, for wolves (more type casting) are man eating beasts
who lurk in the darkness... making night time unsafe. Thus, further
equating that darkness itself is bad. To add to this, it is hard to
see at night, even more so making dark bad.

Given the above, I hardly see racisim in the term 'darkie', since
the original poster was equating the term 'darkie' with the player
killers. (IE: PK == BAD) Shrug. But hey, what do I know, I'm just
a 'whitie'.

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