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    Quote Originally Posted by sprinkles View Post
    I heard this said a lot when I was younger and lived near an Arab community and it was practically never said by people with friendly intentions.
    Thank you. That was actually one of the questions I was asking, since I hadn't heard it; and I appreciate you answering it instead of just insinuating I must be an idiot for asking, like some have.
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    Yes, camel jockey is very offensive/racist- it's pretty much on par with "towelhead."

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    i got in trouble once for saying jury-rigged once because someone from the south thought I said ni**er-rigged which apparently has the same meaning
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    But the post was as I've stated -- it was just a slang word used to refer to "terrorists" specifically, not Arab people as a whole.
    To me, this seems analogous to something along the lines of using the term "watermelon eaters" to refer to urban gang members, not black people as a whole. Still horribly racist, even though eating watermelon is a neutral activity.

    Edit: also implies terrorism is an Arab/middle-eastern activity in the same way "watermelon eaters" implies gang activity is specific to blacks.

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    Not to those who race camels as a profession.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    I don't have an issue with people who race horses, and the only similar terms I've heard are things like "space jockey" (in a sci fi context) or disc jockey. I also come from an area where winning "dairy princess" is an honor and I wouldn't be fazed out by being called a corn-husker or cow farmer (which to me are similar phrases in content -- they specify where I came from, and it only refers to white people, but I find them more amusing than insulting).
    This is the first time I've ever heard the expression. Intuitively, it's offensive (to me) because of the implied link between ethnicity and terrorism. I don't really know how to spell that out, it just seems obvious to me, (though I wasn't trying to insinuate anything about your intelligence.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vizconde View Post
    Not to those who race camels as a profession.
    I didn't get the impression that the terrorists referred to in the OP were professional camel racers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    I didn't get the impression that the terrorists referred to in the OP were professional camel racers.
    On a lark, I Googled it... I'm apparently pretty naive on these topics. I didn't even know it was an actual profession, although i had supposed it could have been.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camel_racing

    Of weird tangential interest:
    ...Camels are often controlled by child jockeys, but allegations of human rights abuses have led to nationwide bans on underage labor in the UAE and Qatar.
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    my rule of thumb: if my dad says it, it's racist. this meets that test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomnity View Post
    my rule of thumb: if my dad says it, it's racist. this meets that test.

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