JCC Is it OK to name a white girl Shaniqua?

Discussion in 'Community' started by Piltdown, Oct 24, 2012.

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Is it OK to name a white girl Shaniqua?

No. That is racist 1 vote(s) 4.0%
No. No one should be named Shaniqua - ever. 24 vote(s) 96.0%
  1. Piltdown Force Ghost

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    There was a white (well, whiteish) girl at Arby's** yesterday and her friends kept calling her Shaniqua. I found it offensive that a name commonly associated with my culture was applied to some trashy white girl.

    I'm looking to start a well balanced and informed discussion on the issue.

    **I've never been to Arby's, I swear.
  2. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    Dec 11, 2000
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    No way man, that's like naming a white guy Jamal or something.
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  3. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    Jamal is an Arab name and Muslims of all colors use it.

    My ex had a good friend who was a ginger named Jamal.

    Also, no Shaniqua ever :p
    Last edited by Healer_Leona, Oct 24, 2012
  4. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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    No one should ever be named Shaniqua..
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  5. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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  6. Darth_Maestro Force Ghost

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    I was going to vote yes, but I see that the option isn't there.
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  7. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    Whoa, this thread blew my ****ing mind.
  8. DarthLowBudget Force Ghost

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    Sad parody thread is sad.

    Also racist polling options are racist.
  9. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    Just printed the OP and taped it to the wall of my cubicle. At least three people have looked at it and nodded in approval. And my boss rubbed his chin and said "that's insightful"!
    Last edited by JoinTheSchwarz, Oct 24, 2012
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  10. Lord Vivec Chosen One

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    I'm writing an email to everyone i know as we speak. The word must spread!.
  11. Sith-Lord-Gunray Ex-Mod

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    I find this offensive. I used to be called Shaniqua in high school. At least some of us can be open minded :/
    Last edited by Sith-Lord-Gunray, Oct 24, 2012
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  12. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    So i was just talking to my girlfriend on the phone and I casually dropped "well, I've never been to Arby's, I swear". She started purring and yelled me to go buy rubbers. This thread is a Canadian miracle!
  13. Piltdown Force Ghost

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    I don't know who you are or why you hate me, but stop. My internet Star Wars message board persona is at risk here.
  14. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    Pirudoru-san! Thank you for your gifts!
  15. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Aug 16, 2002
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    Shaniqua isn't a real name anyway.
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  16. solojones Chosen One

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    Sep 27, 2000
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    I just meant that we already have an English version of Jesus' name that we use for everyone else but him with that Aramaic/Hebrew name, and that name is Shaniqua.
  17. WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Grand Master

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  18. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    So it can be used as an insult too? This should go to the cubicle collection, @JoinTheSchwarz
  19. mrsvos Force Ghost

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    Nov 18, 2005
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  20. Rebel_Padawan Force Ghost

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    Well it comes in at #59 on this list so make of that what you want...
  21. AaylaSecurOWNED Force Ghost

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    May 19, 2005
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    Don't reply to closed threads.
    Last edited by JoinTheSchwarz, Oct 24, 2012
  22. Malthael Jedi Master

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  23. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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    Jul 20, 2008
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    Shaniqua? No.

    Shanaynay? HELLS YAH
  24. Darth_Maestro Force Ghost

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    Jan 27, 2005
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    What about Juwana? You could pass it off as Welsh. Nothing whiter than Welsh.
    Last edited by Darth_Maestro, Oct 24, 2012
  25. Violent Violet Menace Force Ghost

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    Aug 11, 2004
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    So I read last night that Cameron is old Gaelic for "crooked nose" and began as a family name. I kid you not.