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    Exclamation Canadian is a Racial Slur in the American South

    This is the first I've heard of this. Canadian has become a code word for Negro, Black, African-American or whatever they call themselves at the moment. It is used by persons who want to discuss race but do not want to be called racist for talking about Negroes. You can't really offend Canadians, since the perception of them in most of the US as White make them exempt from being allowed to take offence.

    It was a routine e-mail from the boss sent to congratulate a junior prosecutor in Houston, Tex., who had won manslaughter convictions against an intoxicated driver.

    "He convicted Mr. Sosa of a double intoxication manslaughter, got a weak jury to give him 12 years in each, and then convinced Judge Wallace to stack the sentences," Harris County assistant district attorney Mike Trent wrote in an office-wide memo. Then came the odd part: "He overcame a subversively good defence by Matt Hennessey that had some Canadians on the jury feeling sorry for the defendant and forced them to do the right thing."

    The e-mail was sent in 2003 but came to light only this month as part of an unrelated controversy with his office, forcing Mr. Trent to defend himself against accusations of bigotry -- not because he offended the people of Canada, but because "Canadian" has apparently become a code word for blacks among American racists.

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    This is news to my ears, I have never heard any of my southern friends or anyone in the south call a colored person a "canadian", this might be a southwest thing as in Texas's case. Do you have any more articles relating to this?

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    Wouldn't that make the word American the same as Canadian? To me American would be someone from America & Canadian would be someone from Canada? :

    Probably just someone wanting to whine ...eyes:
    "We've become a nation of strangers. There seems to be very little in common to bond us to our fellow Americans outside of our immediate families,some don't even have that to fall back on."

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    Yes, I've heard of this. My father told me about people he knew who used it to refer to blacks as to not appear racist.

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    Oh,I see now. :p
    Well,in the South if your a proud racist we still use the word N****R
    Never heard of Canadian in that way...yet...
    "We've become a nation of strangers. There seems to be very little in common to bond us to our fellow Americans outside of our immediate families,some don't even have that to fall back on."

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    Here we use Canadian to call people gay, not black. Nig still works fine anywhere.

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    I have heard it used several times. I still prefer to use democrat, especially now with the presidential campaigns going on no one pays any mind to it.

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    We used to call them Canadians, but we switched to calling them Mondays. Cause everyone hates Mondays.

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