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If the "N Word" is so bad and offensive, shouldn't African Americans stop using it so much?

MarinerFH 2012/06/20 00:59:15
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Personally, I feel that African Americans should set the example by never using the "N Word" themselves.
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  • Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of ... 2012/06/20 13:18:29 (edited)
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    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
    +19
    Another Black post and a whiny person. Number one 42 million Black people don't use the word N*gger, so your question is moot. Do some use it? Yes and others don't.

    In addition who gives a crap, say the word N*gger if you want to so badly. White people like you need to stop b*tching and crying over it. In addition I'm not an African American genius, that term is pertained to people who have recently come from Africa, which crosses racial lines.


    Funny; I rather whine and cry about not saying the word N*gger, than having to face real discrimination.

    get over it

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  • Franklin reaper 2012/06/20 13:04:07
    Franklin
    +1
    the docks is actually a pretty good show in that it exposes the reality under the hype -
  • Selkets... reaper 2012/06/21 19:12:30
    Selketskiss
    Holy crap boondocks....LMAO...LOL... he was speaking some truths though...
  • SickOfBigGov 2012/06/20 03:29:31
    Yes, they should stop using it...
    SickOfBigGov
    +4
    I think its time people started taking responsibility for their behavior and act like intelligent adults ...Let's get the 'N' word and the 'F' word out of our everyday vocabulary, please.
  • MarinerFH SickOfB... 2012/06/20 03:40:06
  • Franklin SickOfB... 2012/06/20 13:05:47
    Franklin
    +1
    waste of time - taking away the "words" does nothing to change the hearts and minds . They are just words and they have the power you chose to give them ...any word can be given with malice or not!
  • SickOfB... Franklin 2012/06/20 22:35:34
    SickOfBigGov
    +1
    Perhaps we, as a people, are in desperate need of a change in heart and mind!
  • Franklin SickOfB... 2012/06/21 14:27:10
    Franklin
    +1
    perhaps , but any change will not come as an act of government or by Political Correct education ...we have tried that for years and if anything HATE and division is growing - taking away "words" will not change anything , the N word will only lose power when Blacks chose to take away the power they alone give it ! LOL
  • exhon2009 2012/06/20 03:22:37
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    exhon2009
    It's an ugly racial slur but I understand the context they use it in. It exposes one's lack of education to use it, but if you are uneducated enlightening the rest of us to that fact is okay by me. The term Cracker I can do without.
  • Rocko 2012/06/20 03:13:25
    Yes, they should stop using it...
    Rocko
    +2
    this is so f**king tired and old is it ever going to end
  • Franklin Rocko 2012/06/20 13:07:46
    Franklin
    +2
    will it ever end ? no ! there is just way to much money for people of low morals to make by keeping HATE alive and shouting "racism" is just way to easy ....why get a job or bother doing anything productive when you can shout Racist! LOL New Black Panthers
  • Rocko Franklin 2012/06/20 17:08:51
    Rocko
    +1
    sad though isnt it ? people would rather hate than just let it go and take a lesson from this guy.....:)
    sad people hate lesson guy
  • Franklin Rocko 2012/06/21 14:29:46
    Franklin
    +1
    ...can't fight hate full time if you don't keep it alive (or at least say you see it everywhere) did you read the book Animal Farm ? Napoleon made himself leader and he do so by being the only one who could save the rest of the animals from the terrorist acts of Snowball ...even tho he was the only one who could see the evidence that Snowball was causing the problems faced by the farm ! LOL
  • Rocko Franklin 2012/06/21 16:17:21
    Rocko
    unique viewpoint lol


    thanx ::)
  • Selkets... Rocko 2012/06/21 19:16:24
    Selketskiss
    +2
    I will do it for that cute bear.....LOL
  • Rocko Selkets... 2012/06/22 02:29:55
    Rocko
    +2
    heheeh:)
  • Selkets... Franklin 2012/06/21 19:14:51
  • zbacku 2012/06/20 03:06:00
    Yes, they should stop using it...
    zbacku
    +4
    But don't you remember? They have a double standard. We are racists just for disagreeing with them and they surely think we are racists if we use the word they uses everyday.
  • Franklin zbacku 2012/06/20 13:12:25
    Franklin
    when it comes to racism the fact is "he who smelt it is he who dealt it !" LOL
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/06/20 02:53:27
    Yes, they should stop using it...
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +4
    And stop requiring a double standard.
  • JT For Political Reform 2012/06/20 02:51:30
    Yes, they should stop using it...
    JT For Political Reform
    +4
    They demand respect but show no respect for each other.
  • COCO JT For ... 2012/06/20 02:58:10
    COCO
    +4
    Very true.
  • MarinerFH COCO 2012/06/20 03:02:46
  • MarinerFH JT For ... 2012/06/20 02:58:12
  • The Potato Princess 2012/06/20 02:39:25
    No
    The Potato Princess
    +2
    They're reclaiming the word.
  • MarinerFH The Pot... 2012/06/20 02:46:27
  • The Pot... MarinerFH 2012/06/20 02:49:52
    The Potato Princess
    +2
    Umm, no. Because it's still a slur. Maybe one day, when the word is completely free from it's racist roots, then everyone can say it, but right now, it's still a slur so only people who've reclaimed it as their own label can use it.
  • MarinerFH The Pot... 2012/06/20 02:59:08
  • tony The Pot... 2012/06/20 10:46:00
  • Rebel [SHP] 2012/06/20 02:37:24
    Yes, they should stop using it...
    Rebel [SHP]
    +3
    It's negative for everyone to say, or it's negative for no one to say. The word isn't going to die out while we'e busy playing games with it.
  • MarinerFH Rebel [... 2012/06/20 02:47:12
  • Prairie Wind 2012/06/20 02:36:21 (edited)
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    Prairie Wind
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    To me, an early childhood reply continues to remain relevant, that being, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me". That reflects an individual's personal choice of what they choose to let bother them or not, regardless of the origin of the word(s).

    I was introduced to three books this summer that have really enlightened my knowledge of the history of slavery and consideration of what positive actions may be taken by those who view themselves as oppressed for whatever reason; as blacks were not the only slaves in this world's history.

    Thomas Sowell wrote "Both the present and the future are at stake when we look at the past. What lessons we draw from that past depend on whether it is viewed narrowly or against the broader background of world history."

    "Shelby Steele has aptly pointed out that much that is said and done today that makes no sense in itself is a result of a desperate desire of whites to avoid being considered racists and a desperate desire of blacks to avoid being considered inferior. For blacks, there is also a desire to escape the stigma of being a race which shamefully submitted to the degradation of slavery. Honest history deflates such distractions from the task of dealing with today's problems today.

    People have...






    (Edited)

    To me, an early childhood reply continues to remain relevant, that being, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me". That reflects an individual's personal choice of what they choose to let bother them or not, regardless of the origin of the word(s).

    I was introduced to three books this summer that have really enlightened my knowledge of the history of slavery and consideration of what positive actions may be taken by those who view themselves as oppressed for whatever reason; as blacks were not the only slaves in this world's history.

    Thomas Sowell wrote "Both the present and the future are at stake when we look at the past. What lessons we draw from that past depend on whether it is viewed narrowly or against the broader background of world history."

    "Shelby Steele has aptly pointed out that much that is said and done today that makes no sense in itself is a result of a desperate desire of whites to avoid being considered racists and a desperate desire of blacks to avoid being considered inferior. For blacks, there is also a desire to escape the stigma of being a race which shamefully submitted to the degradation of slavery. Honest history deflates such distractions from the task of dealing with today's problems today.

    People have the opportunity to think for themselves and how one progresses is up to each individual's own choice.

    Please, read these.

    "Black Rednecks and White Liberals" by Thomas Sowell
    "White Guilt" by Shelby Steele
    “Cracker Culture” by Grady McWhiney and perhaps add this book too,
    "Albion's Seed" by David Hackett Fischer
    (more)
  • MarinerFH Prairie... 2012/06/20 02:52:47
  • Prairie... MarinerFH 2012/06/20 03:08:26 (edited)
    Prairie Wind
    Please, describe how you will achieve and maintain "total equality, even in the use of words" without infringing upon our rights to free speech?
  • MarinerFH Prairie... 2012/06/20 03:12:58
  • Prairie... MarinerFH 2012/06/20 03:24:21
    Prairie Wind
    +1
    The choice is that of each individual, but what is more challenging is learning how to move out of a culture where denigration of another is the norm, but to move out, advance in education and development of desireable skills. sought by employers who want that talent in their working environment and likewise help that individual to live among those whom also want to advance beyond where there are now. Two things are necessary, hard work and discipline.

    So many other cultures immigrating here have been successful, why not also those who choose to presently remain as they learned from their ancestors.
  • Ozzyboy 2012/06/20 02:36:15
    Yes, they should stop using it...
    Ozzyboy
    +4
    We all know now that rules do not apply equally to all people. Holder and gang keep proving that every day. Behavior allowed in one group is criminal in others. Care to guess which?
  • MarinerFH Ozzyboy 2012/06/20 02:48:43
  • Rodney 2012/06/20 02:33:12
    Yes, they should stop using it...
    Rodney
    +2
    I have never understood this. I hate that word myself and even hearing from a black persons mouth makes me want to punch them.
  • cddjmikey 2012/06/20 02:32:50
    Yes, they should stop using it...
    cddjmikey
    +3
    If they are soooooo offended by it then why do they keep it alive by using it all the time ?
  • Selkets... cddjmikey 2012/06/20 05:04:33
    Selketskiss
    +1
    Power...

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