How to catch a cracker in the US?

Warren Bailey wbailey at
Wed Mar 12 19:50:25 UTC 2014

So like.. Nerds have a sense of humor all the sudden?? Did I miss a
slashdot post or something?


(and I used nerd lovingly..)

On 3/12/14, 12:48 PM, "William Herrin" <bill at> wrote:

>On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 2:01 PM, Warren Bailey
><wbailey at> wrote:
>> Being caucasian myself, I am inherently aware of the terminology
>> "cracker". How a joke relating to catching crackers with "cheese" was
>> translated into a racial slur is completely beyond my comprehension.
>Hi Warren,
>Were you not aware that in the U.S., every statement you could
>possibly make as well as no statement at all is racist, sexist or in
>some other way impugns anyone wishing to take offense?
>The retort, "That's racist!" is made tongue in cheek. Similar to
>Freud's phallic symbols, it's offered in response to the use of any
>word or phrase which has the slightest connection in any context to
>racism. Which is most of them.
>If I said, "The snow is falling, covering the dirty city in a layer of
>pristine white," it would be perfectly normal for someone to jokingly
>return, "That's racist!" By describing the *city* as *dirty* and then
>changed not just to *white* but *pristine* white I practically begged
>for it.
>When someone says something that actually is racist, we have a whole
>different vocabulary for expressing disgust.
>Bill Herrin
>William D. Herrin ................ herrin at  bill at
>3005 Crane Dr. ...................... Web: <>
>Falls Church, VA 22042-3004

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