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Another - huh is this racist???

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Evelight Thu 13-Apr-17 13:30:51

Said by 60 yr old white male school staff to 14 yr old white upper mc boy:

"Take your hoodie down, it's against the dress code - you'll grow up to become a rapper".


histinyhandsarefrozen Thu 13-Apr-17 13:32:13

It's just nonsense, isn't it?

portico Thu 13-Apr-17 13:32:44

What's an MC boy?

youngestisapsycho Thu 13-Apr-17 13:33:13

It's more 'hoodist' really grin

portico Thu 13-Apr-17 13:33:45

I agree it's nonsense. Not racist as you have rappers of all ethnic groups.

youngestisapsycho Thu 13-Apr-17 13:33:59

I'm really hoping it doesn't mean middle class?!

SayNoToCarrots Thu 13-Apr-17 13:34:10

It's not racist. It's stupid. Rapper does not equate to a particular ethnicity.

Evelight Thu 13-Apr-17 13:34:22


It is nonsense.But I mean, wtf??

the other thing, these kids, AFAIK, idolize "these rappers". Telling them they'll grow up to be a rapper if they do X (such as wear a hoodie??) is a sure fire thing to get them to do it.

Unpropergrammer Thu 13-Apr-17 13:34:28

It's questionable. What's so wrong with being a rapper anyway, most of them earn more than I do.

Aridane Thu 13-Apr-17 13:35:35

isn't he just joshing?

pinkie1982 Thu 13-Apr-17 13:35:53

Umm no, not racist.
Can we make up the term clothesist??

TheCutOfYourJib Thu 13-Apr-17 13:36:13

No it's not racist. Rappers exist in lots of different colours!

CakesAreBiscuitsToo Thu 13-Apr-17 13:36:19

I think it's kind of funny.

Given who said it, it's probably meant to be more classist than racist.

harderandharder2breathe Thu 13-Apr-17 13:36:24

Stupid thing to say, considering successful rappers earn far more what a teacher earns!

RebootYourEngine Thu 13-Apr-17 13:36:46

Who said that it was racist?

Evelight Thu 13-Apr-17 13:36:49

But rapping is associated mostly with black people- at least it used to be. I know there the odd famous non-black ones. But still.

MiddleClassProblem Thu 13-Apr-17 13:36:49

Not racist. And not much of a threat...

feathermucker Thu 13-Apr-17 13:37:20

Relevance of white upper mc even being mentioned?!

Not racist.

TheCutOfYourJib Thu 13-Apr-17 13:37:36

You're being more racist by thinking its racist !

Bringbackpublicfloggings Thu 13-Apr-17 13:37:37

Sounds like he was trying to tell him off but be cool about it.. maybe.

RatherBeRiding Thu 13-Apr-17 13:37:50

Think I'd be quietly chuffed if my DS had grown up to be M&M!

Evelight Thu 13-Apr-17 13:38:18

Maybe he was joking around- I was told the exchange out of context, as in "can you believe what this guy at school said??"

CakesAreBiscuitsToo Thu 13-Apr-17 13:39:12

Relevance of white upper mc even being mentioned?!

Don't you have to mention the race of a person to discuss racism of their comments?

But UMC not necessary info unless you want to align UMC with "racist"

Evelight Thu 13-Apr-17 13:39:13

@TheCut: And you're being more racist by thinking that I thought it was racist!!

MiddleClassProblem Thu 13-Apr-17 13:39:25

So you think he's saying put your hoodie down or you'll become black? hmm

I'm not sure that's how it works, love. If anything he's being the opposite of racist in not identifying rapping with skin colour unlike you.

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