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Re: Darkie's Mob
« Reply #45 on: 04 May, 2021, 12:44:01 PM »
Uh, guys? Can we please stop spelling out the n-word? With the greatest respect. Thank you.

I remember being somewhat taken aback to see it in unedited a Robbie Morrison story in a Dredd Mega Special.  Bit unexpected from the house of Tharg, but then it was coming from an alternative universe racist scumbag version of Pa Angel.
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« Reply #46 on: 04 May, 2021, 03:33:24 PM »
Must look out that Mega-Special - I don't remember that. Fictional context for that word is interesting - there's always that question of whether or not you could make Blazing Saddles today. Even where the word is used in a supportive narrative.

Having been in the US for near 13 years, usage is clear. Being white, it's not a word for me to be using (except, perhaps, in private, for educational purposes for my daughter). Context is king, as with the Mob reprint that this thread is discussing.

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« Reply #47 on: 05 May, 2021, 10:28:15 AM »
- Where are all the British Indian troops? This is Burma - the vast majority of the troops in the British army would not have been white guys.

There were also significant amounts of African troops in the Burma theatre, as well as the Indian Army.

The fact that they have been written out of the British version of the war is an absolute disgrace and causes grief to this day.

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« Reply #48 on: 05 May, 2021, 11:31:04 AM »
For some reason history has always poorly reflected the British Colonies contribution to the war effort.
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