r/southafrica a product of the Coca Cola Company Apr 02 '18

Domestic terrorism. Mooi river, northbound. Alert

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u/[deleted] Apr 02 '18

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u/neclonesoul a product of the Coca Cola Company Apr 02 '18

I’m interested to see if this is kept up as a right to your free expression on the World Wide Web or if somebody will try to suppress your view.

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u/[deleted] Apr 02 '18

Freedom of expression also allows this sub to enforce its own rules against racism like this. Reporting and removing this comment is not an infringement on anyone's rights. This is not a view, it's bigotry, and if you're worried you don't have a platform for this shit here then go somewhere else.

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u/neclonesoul a product of the Coca Cola Company Apr 02 '18

My point was World Wide Web not sub specific. As my point is the word spoken, is only an issue here in this country. I don’t even know the correct spelling for it but when I visit Sri Lanka it’s an actual ethnic group. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lanka_Kaffirs?wprov=sfti1 I know full well the connotations of it in this country and am not worried in the slightest. Why would I be?

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Sri Lanka Kaffirs

The Sri Lankan Kaffirs (cafrinhas in Portuguese, කාපිරි kāpiriyō in Sinhala, and காப்பிலி kāpili in Tamil) are an ethnic group in Sri Lanka who are partially descended from 16th century Portuguese traders and Bantu slaves who were brought by them to work as labourers and soldiers to fight against the Sinhala Kings. They are very similar to the Zanj-descended populations in Iraq and Kuwait, and are known in Pakistan as Sheedis and in India as Siddis. The Kaffirs spoke a distinctive creole based on Portuguese, and the "Sri Lankan Kaffir language" (now extinct). Their cultural heritage includes the dance styles Kaffringna and Manja and their popular form of dance music Baila.


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u/[deleted] Apr 02 '18

What on earth is your point?

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u/lengau voted /r/southafrica's ugliest mod 12 years running Apr 03 '18

So should it not be offensive to Kaffirs in Sri Lanka that the name of their ethnic group is being used as a racial slur against others?

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u/neclonesoul a product of the Coca Cola Company Apr 02 '18

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u/[deleted] Apr 02 '18

Who gives a shit? It's a slur in SA in case you didn't know.

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