Posted by TheFallen on November 21, 2004
In Reply to: Slur posted by DH on November 21, 2004
: : : I treated you white.
: : : I am considering these options:
: : : 1) treated you whith white gloves (kindness)
: : : 2) gave you many attentions
: : : 3) treated you properly, generously
: : : I guess is an archaism or slang but I really cannot find anything on this, so I wonder if it is an obsolete expression because it does not appear in any dictionary.
: : : mercibus muchibus!
: : "I treated you white" can be considered a racial slur.
: : I treated you right. I treated you with respect.
: Onecolon's reply to Twocolon is probably right. Another example, "That's mighty white of you" undoubtedly racial--DH
: PS: Forgive for adopting the "Onecolon, Twocolon" biz. When you reach my age oftentimes after you switch from the forum thread page and start your followup you will have forgotten to whom you're replying
ESC is right. It's an example of racism. Very similar and equally racist is the British slang expression "to play the white man", meaning to act fairly and honourably.