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Sambo Stone
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2009.09.17 22:57:00 - [1]
 

So, I bought this toon of the bazaar last week.

Yesterday, my buddy tells me that "Sambo" is a racist term. I'm like, "WTF, are you crazy?" So I google it, and sure as shyte, Sambo is a terribly racist name.

See:
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sambo_%28racial_term%29
* http://www.infoaddict.com/why-is-the-word-sambo-racist

DAMNIT.

I don't want to be racist, so I petition my own name (again, on this toon which I just purchased) and ask the EVE GMs to consider giving me a name change so that I don't appear like a complete freakin' ****** to everyone for having a racist name.

The EVE GM response? "We're sorry but we cannot offer to change your characters name in this case as its not offensive." Holy hell! How do they figure that? I know Iceland's black population is probably like ... .5%, but come on guys. Read the WIKI page that I linked!

So what do you all think? Is everyone going to think I'm a total racist? :( I didn't realize the name meant anything when I bought the toon (It made me think... RAMBO ugh )


T'san Manaan
Minmatar
Posted - 2009.09.17 23:00:00 - [2]
 

well I guess the only thing to do is report you for bieng racist and see if they ban your account Laughing

Vaal Erit
Science and Trade Institute
Posted - 2009.09.17 23:02:00 - [3]
 

The first GM to respond to your petition usually just gives you a copy and paste response and doesn't read your petition at all. Ask for it to be escalated to a senior GM and actually read. Include that many people have found the name offensive and have told you in local chat and that you are being harassed with evemails about it (even if that may not be true)

Lazarann
Ideal Machine
Posted - 2009.09.17 23:02:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: Lazarann on 17/09/2009 23:03:14
Did you link it to them? If so, ask it to be elevated to a senior GM or ask a friend to petition your name. They'll change you back to Caldari Citizen 091238475 or something like that.

Edit: Vaal had a good idea, tell them you've been harassed about it.

Sambo Stone
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2009.09.17 23:04:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Lazarann
Edited by: Lazarann on 17/09/2009 23:03:14
Did you link it to them? If so, ask it to be elevated to a senior GM or ask a friend to petition your name. They'll change you back to Caldari Citizen 091238475 or something like that.

Edit: Vaal had a good idea, tell them you've been harassed about it.


Do you get a chance to rename then? Caldari Citizen 343498 is even worse than Sambo.

5pinDizzy
Amarr
Pillow Fighters Inc
Posted - 2009.09.17 23:04:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Vaal Erit
The first GM to respond to your petition usually just gives you a copy and paste response and doesn't read your petition at all. Ask for it to be escalated to a senior GM and actually read. Include that many people have found the name offensive and have told you in local chat and that you are being harassed with evemails about it (even if that may not be true)


This

Larg Kellein
Caldari
Agony Unleashed
Agony Empire
Posted - 2009.09.17 23:05:00 - [7]
 

Eeehm, yeah escalate it, but don't lie about evemails received and such. At times, the logs actually do show something, you know.

Nadarius Chrome
Celestial Horizon Corp.
Posted - 2009.09.17 23:08:00 - [8]
 

Get your friends/corpmates to petition you for having an offensive name instead.

TARG AK
Caldari
hirr
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2009.09.17 23:10:00 - [9]
 

I know a whole family of white people with the last name of Sambo.
Relax..

Lord Windu
Posted - 2009.09.17 23:19:00 - [10]
 

Wish my name was racist so I could get a name change Crying or Very sad

And yeah, Sambo is a racist term so CCP are pretty much obligated to change your name if it is brought to their attention. Get the petition escalated.

Kewso
Posted - 2009.09.17 23:21:00 - [11]
 

LOL

Well hello dere li'l Sambo!

Why's doncha juss do us a little dance!





ROFL
Twisted Evil

Zeba
Minmatar
Honourable East India Trading Company
Posted - 2009.09.17 23:25:00 - [12]
 

op reported as a racist bastage.

Stardust Waymeet
Posted - 2009.09.17 23:29:00 - [13]
 

You utter racist bastage.

Clearly a Minmatar Hater!

May your Amarrios be forever soggy!

Nekmet Awai
Posted - 2009.09.17 23:45:00 - [14]
 

loled.
this is stupid.. the only thing racist about it is people calling on racism to change it.
there is nothing racist about a name, only about the people setting a negative meaning to it.

Cat o'Ninetails
Caldari
Rancer Defence League
Posted - 2009.09.17 23:58:00 - [15]
 

i like to sambo dance lol

x\o/x *gets down

Serge Bastana
Gallente
GWA Corp
Posted - 2009.09.18 00:29:00 - [16]
 

Edited by: Serge Bastana on 18/09/2009 00:30:01
I'd like to express utter outrage at the OP's character name and feel it should be changed immediately to Donkey *******.

Thank you, can I have my medication now nurse

Edit: they even have a filter for the word I used as they second name there, I shouldn't really be surprised knowing the filth that's probably been spewed on this forum over the years Very Happy

Lars Ergo
82nd All Americans
Posted - 2009.09.18 00:33:00 - [17]
 

Sambo is also a martial art. So don't be worried.

Nooma K'Larr
Minmatar
Posted - 2009.09.18 00:37:00 - [18]
 

Sambo is not racist dude.

Kovorix
Matari Exodus
Posted - 2009.09.18 00:47:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Nekmet Awai
loled.
this is stupid.. the only thing racist about it is people calling on racism to change it.
there is nothing racist about a name, only about the people setting a negative meaning to it.



loled.
The only thing that holds our language together is the fact that people attribute meanings to words. So doesn't the fact that people attribute a negative meaning to a word make it a negative word?

Intense Thinker
Minmatar
Posted - 2009.09.18 00:50:00 - [20]
 

Oh why oh why does Sambo hate me so much?!! Crying or Very sad

Malthros Zenobia
Posted - 2009.09.18 00:53:00 - [21]
 

Sambo is a martial art.

Juan Valhdez
Posted - 2009.09.18 01:01:00 - [22]
 

Im not racist, i hate everyone equally.

Serge Bastana
Gallente
GWA Corp
Posted - 2009.09.18 01:12:00 - [23]
 

In the UK Sambo was quite a common derogatory term for people of ethnic origin, which was mostly used from around the mid 50s when we had a big immigration from the West Indies and was used up until around the early 80's when political correctness started to kick in.

To those of us who remember it being used it is seen as an insult.

Xen Gin
Silurian Operations
Posted - 2009.09.18 01:19:00 - [24]
 

Edited by: Xen Gin on 18/09/2009 01:18:56
I don't know why people say that the word Paki is racist? I always thought it was an abbreviation of Pakistani, I'm sure that when people say things such as words we have to take into account their context.

By the way anyone calling me a Brit is a racist!

Sambo Stone
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2009.09.18 01:20:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Serge Bastana
In the UK Sambo was quite a common derogatory term for people of ethnic origin, which was mostly used from around the mid 50s when we had a big immigration from the West Indies and was used up until around the early 80's when political correctness started to kick in.

To those of us who remember it being used it is seen as an insult.


TY

Val Amon
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2009.09.18 01:22:00 - [26]
 

Edited by: Val Amon on 18/09/2009 01:24:39
Edited by: Val Amon on 18/09/2009 01:23:53
My name used to be Huge Space**** and some obese space ***** took offense and I had to change it.

edit: s1ut is illegal? and w***e is too... I suppose

edit2: h o e with a 0 is even illegal

ShadowGod56
Posted - 2009.09.18 01:25:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Juan Valhdez
Im not racist, i hate everyone equally.


this

Serge Bastana
Gallente
GWA Corp
Posted - 2009.09.18 01:31:00 - [28]
 

I think the name Paki and Sambo were probably just implanted into the UK vocabulary, they may have been used by some as insults but after so many years of use, kids grew up using them because they heard their parents using them and so on, until they eventually just became words that fell out of people's mouths.

It was only when people started pointing them out as insults that they stopped being used and were seen as 'politically incorrect'

Arthur Frayn
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2009.09.18 01:51:00 - [29]
 

It could've been a lot worse. You could've called yourself "Jiggaboo Jones".

Jake McCord
Minmatar
McCord Industries
Terran Commonwealth
Posted - 2009.09.18 02:11:00 - [30]
 

Apparently, Sambo is not a racist insult in Iceland. Cool


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