That’s not what racism is and for the record I used to live in the ghetto/slums/poor neighborhood (or whatever you want to call it) myself when growing up and going by your logic and his then the term “minorities” is also “racist” since it’s just a low key way of identifying us black folk.
Whether you wanna call the accent “from the streets” or “from the hood” or “gangsta” it really doesn’t matter since anyone from any race / ethnic background can speak like that if they wanted and personally I don’t care if people outside my race talk like that because its just a form of speaking at the end of the day.
I was only going to post that Akagi sounded southern to me, but then you asked why someone called you racist.
I have no idea if @The_Fatal_FX was being sincere or not. All I did was explain why what you said came off as racist.
I was expecting different VA’s but they sound like more subdued versions of Vermello and Cassan. Wouldn’t surprise me if these characters were considered to be COG gear skins at one point but given there own slot just so they can pad out the roster some more.
I mean to be fair, people in ‘ghettos’ tend to have different voice inflections and ways of life all together. It’s not necessarily racist as it may be insensitive or stereotypical. Insinuating that it’s racist because only certain numbers of the population are commonly in ghettos seems more on the racist side.
From a certain point of view… and from a realistic one, it’s more classist than racist. I’ve known many people (in my 10 years of conscious being) white, black or otherwise from the “bad side” of my small rural town that have very very different inflections and speaking patterns than people from the better sides of the town.
Sorry for the rant but it just feels oxymoronic to apply the label “racist” when it’s not the proper context.
“Ususally” the ghettos of the world often occupy people of all races, and insinuating that it’s racist to refer to someone as ‘from the ghetto’ on the basis that “Most people from the ghetto are minorities” seems more racist than the original statement itself. Assigning minorities to the term ghetto is in-fact just as bad in my mind as the original, not incorrect but insensitive statement.
Didn’t mean to get too philosophical here it just didn’t feel right to me and I oppose the use of the label ‘racist’ when not in the right context. Poor choice of words for sure, I think “Slang” or “Street Talk” would’ve been better.
That’s my two cents, I think the example used was in poor choice and the implications of the word “Ghetto” go far beyond race (if not a variable in it) and more into class. While predominantly and often seen as a race thing, it is not solely as such and the implications of a “Ghetto” accent shouldn’t be labeled as racist just because ghettos are predominantly minorities. It’s a proper if not inconsiderate way of describing a person’s being and conditions.