Originally Posted by TheNextStep
I'm one of those people who is really, really touchy about race. I despise racism and do not tolerate racism... which made my stay in south Texas interesting.
That said, I have an honest question about something that's puzzled me for a while:
I know that back before the civil rights movement, one of the many racial slurs used was to call a black person a "spade." So here's the question: The expression, "I'm not afraid to call a spade a spade"... is that a derivative of card playing, is it a racist expression, or is there some other origin for the expression?
whats up man!
I alwayz wondered about that one and thought about it through the card game, however it didn't make sense, because then, anything will apply?
like im not afraid to call a square a square or im not afraid to call a dog a dog or you know... it can go on forever.
hopefully someone will fill us in