Racism & the N-Word 20 replies

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NiteStryker

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#1 8 years ago

Spurred up some thought.

Laura makes a good point. If black people can say it, why cant anybody else? Not that I care to, but Im not sure why its so horrible if a white person says it.




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#2 8 years ago
NiteStryker;5380014Laura makes a good point. If black people can say it, why cant anybody else? Not that I care to, but Im not sure why its so horrible if a white person says it.

I agree. I don't know much about what she means by black people in power at the end, etc, maybe I'm just out of touch with the latest race issues. But words being restricted to use by blacks? That is racist. I just don't get it...what makes who says something more important than its context?




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#3 8 years ago

Both are kind of stupid.

The black woman for "hypersensivity". Yes, if black people can say it, why not white people too? Even if it's ridiculous.

As for Laura, I heard her for the first AND LAST time. She's really annoying. She has some stupid humor, but above all she doesn't let the woman express herself and cuts it short. I think she shouldn't have done that, but that's my opinion.

So my verdict: Laura 0 - 0 Jay (or whoever she was)




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#4 8 years ago

The intention is usually completely different, which probably has a lot to do with it.




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#5 8 years ago
Inyri Forge;5380031The intention is usually completely different, which probably has a lot to do with it.

Yeah that's true, black people just seem to use it as a synonym for dude or buddy or something like that, but when a white person says it. That's likely said with hateful intent.




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#6 8 years ago

[COLOR="Black"]Don't know who this Laura person is, but it seems to me that there is a lot of subliminal racism shining through her supposed plea for reason. "White people can't jump" is racist, it is a prejudice based on color. It may be true to some extent (just as many Jews have perhaps crooked noses) and to many people it may be funny (especially since it is really racist against white people rather than black people), but it is still racist. When people are tolerant and relaxed enough to take this small amount of racism without getting angry that's great, it may be not such a great idea to bring it up when people are tense and angry like that woman who called.

As for the n-word, it is a bit silly that a white person is not allowed to say it while black people can use it whenever they like. Ideally the word would be either acceptable or not regardless of who utters it, in practice you have to consider that black people in the US have been subjugated for a long time, so it isn't surprising that there is now a movement in the opposite direction. In a few generations that will probably go away, at least if there aren't smartasses like that Laura messing things up with passive aggressive behavior towards other races. [/COLOR]




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#7 8 years ago

She annoys the hell out of me. I don't exactly mind what she's saying, but rather, how she presents herself. Saying "N*** n**** n**** " was just obnoxious.

N*gger is just a word. The context is what matters, and I agree that simply saying the word doesn't deserve much concern. But think about it.. What instance would you want to use the word n*gger unless you're using it in a derogatory way? Obviously, we're using the word because we're talking about the word itself, but the point is, white people shouldn't need to use the word , nor should anyone else.




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#8 8 years ago

She may be slightly annoying but she is absolutely right...




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#9 8 years ago

It is kinda annoying that a black person can call fellow black people the N-Word whereas White people get called racist when they do it. To me Black people can be over sensitive and haven't quite learned how to make fun of themselves.

Like take this video for example:

To some the above video is racist while to others its just funny.




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#10 8 years ago

Why does one feel the need to use that word? There's no need to do so. I don't see for what reason white people would use it, unless it's in a derogatory manner, which is wrong.

They use it how they do to lessen the impact of the word or to take away it's hurtful connotations, claiming it for themselves, and that's fair enough, being most white nations oppressed their races as a whole.

I certainly wouldn't like someone to use a derogatory comment about me, regardless of race.


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