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Twitter Netizens Want To Change Spanish Word for Black Because ‘It’s Racist’

It all started when a Twitter user posted about her missing dog.

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No one likes a racist person but to get offended over something that isn’t necessarily intended as an attack in the first place? Well that’s probably more ridiculous!

Case in point, netizens over at Twitter are now debating about the Spanish word for ‘black’ which is literally ‘negro’. Some are crying foul over it and saying it’s really racist.

It all started when a Twitter user posted about her missing dog.

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The commotion began when a girl named Becky posted a tweet looking for her missing pet. Apparently, her dog’s name is Negro which, as mentioned above, means the color black in Spanish.

Eventually, several social media users accused her of being a racist because of her dog’s name.

Instead of helping and supporting a worried pet owner, people began hurling hurtful remarks towards the poor lady, claiming she is racist.

“You ain’t gonna find that dog now,” one netizen wrote.

The word itself is “racist asf,” another commented.

Someone even pointed out that naming a dog “negro” would “draw questions” in the “times of today”. Geez! Like seriously?


Fortunately, others immediately came forward to defend Becky and her choice of name.

She named the dog after its color – not after African-Americans.

It’s “just a color” which isn’t meant to degrade anyone.

Definitely not intended as a “racial slur”.

One even explained that calling a black dog “negro” is no different than calling a brown one “brownie”.

So yeah, at the end of it all, it is actually comforting to know that not everyone is easily offended. I mean why get mad over something you clearly have no idea about, right? Some people probably just have too much time on their hands, they can complain about anything and anyone anytime.

As for Becky, well she’s just happy she got her beloved pet back!

Kudos to everyone who helped find the pooch and defended its owner along the way. This world needs more people like you.

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Nanny Confesses To Kidnapping Little Boy, Raising Him As Her Own For 26 Years

After working for her employer for three days, He Xiaoping took the boy and gave him a new identity.

Forty-eight-year-old Chinese woman He Xiaoping from Nanchong in Sichuan Province, China lost two of her kids when they were babies. Devastated, she asked some advice from village elders, who told her that raising one from a different family is the only way she can have children. She ended up kidnapping the one-year-old boy that belonged to her employer.

Twenty-six years later, after raising the boy as her own, Xiaoping decided to confess everything to the police and incriminate herself. According to Xiaoping, a TV documentary that told the story of a woman who spent 50 years searching for her son prompted her to come clean.

Xiaoping admitted to abducting her 27-year-old son when he was just an infant.

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Woman Using Her GoPro Accidentally Captures a Taiwanese Man Drowning at a Waterfall

“At that point we had no idea what was going on. We thought some sort of animal was in the water.”

24-year old Anneka Bading was having fun swimming at MacKenzie Falls in the Grampians National Park, west of Melbourne, Australia. She was with her two friends and was filming herself using her GoPro when something tragic happened - a Taiwanese man was drowning while his friends desperately tries to save him. It was all caught on camera.

Bading was swimming near the Taiwanese man and his friends, who were sitting on a rock near the waterfall. Her back was turned to them and she was using her GoPro to take a video.

Seconds later, she and her friends heard the men screaming, and they saw the Taiwanese man drowning.

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25 Complete Strangers Who Didn’t Expect to Meet Their Doppelgangers

#12 is actually pretty scary.

It is actually a strange, surprising truth that there may be someone out there that looks exactly like you - even though you are not related. And interestingly, there are people who have really met their doppelgangers in real life.

For this post, Elite Readers has compiled a list of individuals who happen to have met their lookalikes. And obviously, all of them did not expect it to happen. Scroll down below and see their epic reactions!

#1. Now this is really cute!

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