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Get slant eyed 22 February 2008

Filed under: society — creativecat @ 8:45 pm
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I may live in North Carolina, but it’s still part of the South and its racist attitudes. According to an article in the Independent Weekly, a Raleigh-area bar claims that they didn’t know that “slant-eyed” is a racist term. They must put “no offense” next to the headline on all of their flyers.

The bar owner says “getting slant eyed” is a common term for getting wasted. I’ve never heard it. No one I’ve talked to has heard that. I did google the phrase to discover that “getting slant-eyed” is a euphemism for masturbating in the navy. The article doesn’t mention that the bar wants their patrons jerking off there, but I still don’t think I’d eat anything with mayonnaise there.

None of their regular customers were offended by the flyer according to the article. Of course, according to my coworkers, this bar is mostly a redneck bar. So why would they be offended?

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5 Responses to “Get slant eyed”

  1. Mike Says:

    You could show up in blackface and say you thought the contest was for the most racially insensitive costume.

  2. Ellen Says:

    Supposedly the 80s song “Turning Japanese” is about masturbation, too, as an allusion to the slant-eye reference.

  3. AC Says:

    The article doesn’t mention that the bar wants their patrons jerking off there, but I still don’t think I’d eat anything with mayonnaise there – LOLOLOL!

  4. ?? Says:

    ??? Mike’s comment doesn’t make any sense. I’m so sick of Blacks getting kicked when we have nothing to do with the situation. It was a redneck bar. So Mike’s solution is to make a remark derogatory and hurtful to Blacks? The flyer was ignorant and offensive and the bar owner’s professed naievete was specious. The way to address racist behavior is NOT by indulging in it yourself. Do your utmost to rise above it and have some integrity.

  5. creativecat Says:

    ??, Mike’s comment wasn’t meant to put down blacks at all. From his perspective, showing up in blackface to that event would have illustrated exactly how racist the bar owners are.


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