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3 April 2009, 11:43 AM   #1
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Posts: 13
This is a comman thing. I've realised this on Yahoo Answers some people tend to ask
questions using this term. My question to you is do you think the term is being spread to
peoples kids saying it. Or should it be something no one should ever say. i find it that
people also think the the meaning PAKI is Indian person thats very much wrong the word is
used in calling a Pakistani ( muslim origin) I THINK THE WORD IS HORRIBLE. Muslims arent
gang bangers,

3 April 2009, 12:27 PM   #2
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Joined: 3 Jun 2007
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Interesting. It sounds like the term is being used somewhat like the word Nigger was used
in the 60s and 70s. Or even the way some people lump all Hispanics (and Caribbean) latinos
into the term "Mexican" even today.

All these are reactions to immigration and displacement in our society and community. The
best we can do is try to influence and correct those in our personal spheres, especially
our young children, to use words and terms properly and to recognize that they shouldnt
use slurs. In time society as a whole gradually becomes enlightened.

If its something that touches you personally do your best to not let it get under your
skin but don't be afraid to challenge others to be better or someone who is denigrating
you in a safe, mature way.

5 April 2009, 10:22 AM   #3
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Well I'm bengali, and I've lived in England for a portion of my life. Its a
generalization. Nothing much more. Even in USA, I get mistaken for indian or pakistani but
I don't see how that is offensive. Its a generalization. I don't feel that way and Britian
has a huge number of south asians living in the world. I don't see how the word PAKI
refers to gangbangers. I live in NYC now, well lets just say there are other worse words
to call than Paki, but I haven't heard anything. Its a simple generalization like how
latin americans are referred to mexicans. Its a petty racism issue and the best protocol
is to ignore until it comes into your face, and then rationally rectify it.

13 April 2009, 07:54 AM   #4
Joined: 9 Apr 2009
Posts: 13
I thinks it's really mean.  Coz the people calling them PAKI"S wouldn't like it if
someone called them something really horrible.  I too agree that these inoccent people
should be treated in such a rude and unmature way!  
It's true muslims aren't gangbangers, just coz they might not be the same colour as us or
have different beliefs doesn't make them different. 
We are human they are human.  Treat them the same way!

26 April 2009, 01:31 PM   #5
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How is being called a Paki horrible?

26 April 2009, 02:30 PM   #6
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It depends on how you look at it. To me, calling someone from Pakistan a Paki is the same
things as calling a jewish person a Jew. And everyone calls them Jews. White people get
called Whites, and Black people Blacks. I dont think its very deragatory.

26 April 2009, 02:31 PM   #7
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Its not like calling a white person a cracker, or a black a nigger. Paki is a shortened
term for what they are.

10 May 2009, 02:11 PM   #8
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the whole thing is just a mistaken version of someone.
like how i always mess up koreans, chinese and japanese people.
its not a fucking name of insult.

10 May 2009, 04:49 PM    #9
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We just call them "Asians"

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