Talk:Cracker (socio-demographic)

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Regarding the following sentence:

Although the term is usually considering disparaging, some groups have adopted the term as one of pride (c.f., "nigger" and "pig" for similar phenomena).

I'm unsure why pig has been used an example here. There is nothing on the pig page that discusses this usage, and I'm thinking it's because there's probably not really a good example of the implied usage.

Any comments or explanations?


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Despite this usage, the use of the word "cracker" in the racial sense is a prosecutable offense under the Florida Hate Crimes statute.

Are you sure? This seems like it would conflict with the first amendment. Please clarify. [[User:Meelar|Meelar (talk)]] 19:55, 29 Jun 2004 (UTC)

"Contempt of court" seems like it would conflict with the first amendment as well. Limitations on constitutionally-guaranteed freedoms are abundant in the United States. Almost every guaranteed right that Americans have, has an "except when" attatched to it. For example, we have freedom of speach "except when" it might encourage someone to break the law, "except when" we are expressing our displeasure with the American legal system within a courtroom context, "except when" it may insight violence, "except when"... I think you get my point. The recent USA PATRIOT act of 2001 CE is also a perfect example of adding "except when"s to the Constitution. It's a common practice in the United States. Many US Supreme Court decisions, such as the most recent which gives police the right to arrest people who withhold their names, are completely contradictory to the Constitution -- in this case, the 4th Ammendment.