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Posted on Jun 26, 2006 at 10:24 AM

I'm not Black but I have found that the use of the "N" word is too prevalent in this society. I hate it bad! I think it is used for the wrong things too many times? Don't use it at all! Or its spread is easily done nonchalantly through slang, TV, books, and music mediums. Y'all know what I'm talking about? The word STINKS! It is not a beautiful or meaningful word. Stick to using "brother," "homie or holmes," "bro," "cuz," or YOUR GIVEN name! I think it brings down good honest Black people -in the eyes of haters- and everyone in their race as a whole if one uses it! It allows hatemongers, racists and W. supremacists to laugh at ignorance be it unintended or not? That word was used by slaveowners and the like back then as a derogatory demeaning, belittling word to describe the African Americans who were enslaved, hung, tortured etc. unjustly-crimes against humanity! Why add to their fire? I know peer pressure to be and act cool IS SO HARD! Come on people, denounce it, educate why it shouldn't be used, and uplift yourselves to yourself and in front of others! YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! If your interested in a cool website talking about this, look up www.abolishthenword.com. Enjoy the site! Get educated!!!!!!

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Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 03:54 PM

Me personally, I don't think the "n-word" should be used at all, by ANYONE. But a lot of Blacks today continue to use the "n-word" because they say that the racist meaning that was once associated with this word no longer exists. Many Blacks today also use the "n-word" as a term of endearment when referring to friends and others, to further prove that Blacks can no longer be hurt by this word. The "n-word" can be found throughout the lyrics in rap music, as well as other areas of the everyday hip-hop culture.

 

But I say that if certain Blacks will still insist upon using the "n-word," then they shouldn't be mad if someone of another race uses that word either - including Whites. I'm not even sure who gave Blacks sole ownership of the use of the "n-word." As for those who say that the "n-word" no longer has the power hurt people like it once did, I say that they are wrong, because some people will never forget the hurtful things that was done to Blacks in the past, while being called the "n-word" in the process. Blacks were once lynched, and hanged, and sprayed with water hoses, and hit with billy clubs, and they were called that word while all of this was happening.


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Posted on Nov 28, 2007 at 07:50 PM

]quote[BTW...I don't make mistakes!!!]quote[ BTW... women make errors in judgement... men make mistakes... and for those in need to know , the prejudice test is aka 'the Implicit Association Test' by harvard u... and can be found for two specifics... race and gender over at understandingprejudice daht org... otherwise the entire IAT can be found at harvard....

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Posted on Nov 27, 2007 at 04:38 PM

In the words of Ted Lewis, "IS EVERYBODY HAPPY?!" Dave, miss you already :- ( BTW...I don't make mistakes!!! Only life's lesson's learned!!!

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Posted on Nov 27, 2007 at 12:08 AM

]quote[(without provocation) are being viciously 'tag teamed' by two of the sweetest people in 'real life'.]quote[ nahhhhhhhh, you did not mean to type 'vicious'...viscous has only one 'i'... VISCOUS... the word is 'viscous'... meaning it 'flows'..... lol.... what lays parenthetically is questionable... please report to the judge's chambers for a side bar... neither shaken or stirred.... three little vicious in a fwimmin' poo... three little viscious and a momma viscious too FWIM...!! said da momma viscious FWIM if you can... an' dey fwam and dey fwam, wight ovah da dam... boop boop biddem baddem boo boop boop biddem baddem booooo an' dey fwam and dey fwam, wight ovah da dam...

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Posted on Nov 23, 2007 at 09:16 PM

]quote[HE WON'T EVEN UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU JUST SAID!!.]quote[ no expectations as to such.... but then again, your concern may be an empty gesture and should have no effect,missing the target, so to say, being that it's all over his head... HOWEVER...!!! if not...guess that means only one thing left to do.... a duel... THAT's IT...!!! A DUEL...!!! ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT... WEAPONS OF CHOICE... KEYBOARDS AT SUNRISE ON BOXING DAY(how appropriate)... IN THE MAIN HALL... no ducking into side doors... defeated becomes the avatar for the burning man fest...!!! await the dawn as the dew settles..... dew me once, then dew me twice... then dew me once again... its been a long, long, time... nice graphic..... strung up by the ears...... or is that a dunce cap...??? no noose is good noose......

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Posted on Nov 23, 2007 at 07:49 PM

]quote[I've been making a fool of you (with your own help)[you're welcome] ever since, and this idiot female persona of yours thinks I'm the one that's upset LMAO, you're both easy, you just Fkkd with the wrong MAN. ]quote[ 1.good to know it's that easy... i believe the expression is 'child's play'.... which tends to squash your selection and use of 'MAN'... 2. not into same gender 'Fkkng', i'm sure you can find the right one for you around here or on the street.... 3. you're starting to excel at avoidance... define 'they'... please translate..: "I expect The Village People were indeed your kind of people" ANNNND : "she sounds like more of a man than you." 4.your fractious retorts are starting to expose a slanted edge that are not very pretty...the comment of 'two WHITE men' quite poignant... and are you sure that i AM white...??? altho' you did admit to memory issues... yes, please do...translate i do not keyboard with my mouth open... really is a good thing that you didn't PAY for the membership... then you would REALLY have sumthin' to moan and whine about... keep digging....

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Posted on Nov 23, 2007 at 10:52 AM

dave45039 write: I made you a gentlemanly offer very early in this exchange to 'agree to disagree'

Hello Dave, Gentlemanly offer requires two gentlemen(Giver / Receiver)...and, yes, you (without provocation) are being viciously 'tag teamed' by two of the sweetest people in 'real life'. Please continue to voice your opinion. I, for one, am extremely interested in what you've been writing and find it refreshing! Choose, however, not to stoop. Bickering , AFTER you have made a valid and comprehensible point regarding a particular blog, is never a good look for a Gentleman or a Lady. Sometimes, you just have to 'set it...and forget it'.

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Posted on Nov 22, 2007 at 01:23 AM

]quote[do ya' think 'they' heard me.]quote[ define 'they'.... not into alcohol other than topical... pick another substance... and the grandeur was earned... annnd i don't recall writing anything about your professional, romantic, social and sex life... didn't know you had any one of those.... just got here and taking liberties... call the village people....the lyrics to 'in the navy' have been rewritten...

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Posted on Nov 21, 2007 at 12:47 AM

]quote[2.) It's really silly for two white men to debate what black men mean when they use the 'n' word or 'negro',]quote[ interesting you point out color differences... you create your own dichotomy... spend more time downtown....friday nights should include saturday through friday.... one night stands are not the answer....

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Posted on Nov 19, 2007 at 11:36 AM

]quote[I think the common use of the 'N' word in current times comes from the rap culture.]quote[ you just might be looking through a glass darkly..... the possibility of the screenwriters and producers using the term 'Negro' may have been more of a box office attractive move than what was really said... when was the last time you enjoyed harlem or inner city...??? the use of the 'N' word in rap is more of an 'in your face' lyric, that on one hand says, 'we can and you can't say it' as well as metaphorical symbol of what allowed it to become the nasty racist slur that it is and all the blood that birthed it.....it STILL raises hairs on the necks of people, whether it's said by eddie griffin, chris rock, or michael richards... go dig out some redd foxx, richard pryor routines and you just might 'feel' out the underlying agony of their routines..... [[[I just saw the mivie last week too and was somewhat, although not entirely, disappointed.]]] does this mean i have to give you your money back...???

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Posted on Nov 18, 2007 at 08:46 AM

Thank You!

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Posted on Nov 17, 2007 at 07:20 PM

]quote[THAT HE WAS BUSTED.BUT MAK...]quote[ inasmuch as he was beneath contempt before he even hit the small screen...'word' was out on him prior... the ratings and revenue magnet of reality programming put him and his clan in front of everybody... he was never 'in the closet'... some money/promotion hungry suits decided to put him on a media pedestal and said, 'leave him up there till he 'blows' and the bylines & headlines turn to RED lines... from the time he began to gget noticed... a lot thinner, hair a lot shorter, ran a lot quicker... fade to a comical quentin tarantino version of rutger hauer in 'dead or alive'...waddling after the bond jumpers all p(r)imped out in silver tipped boots and enough mace cans to decorate a christmas tree... this wasn't an accident waiting to happen... it was an unstoppable suicidal train wreck... along with his episodic deification 'cleansing' of their 'forgive us Lord, for what we are about to do... and tragically, the suits threw it in our faces on a platform that should hold them in contempt as well... the whole lot of them may have very well redefined prejudice... can only imagine what's on the cutting room floor... beyond ugly.... Fugly... "and when they ran out of everybody else... then they came for me..."

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Posted on Nov 17, 2007 at 03:35 PM

have an update on me.... currently playing in the cinemas..."American Gangster".... great great movie/story, even if some theatrical license was taken.... denzel sensational along with russell crowe got their game on.... denzel even looks like frank lucas.... BUT, the point to be made... i found it quite interesting when denzel/frank lucas talked to his family, he used the term 'Negro' as opposed to what might have been used in the real moments... directorial decisions...??? Lucas himself in post film interviews was 'keeping it tight' on any in depth questions....jersey police said the story line was way off... still a great piece of work... quite the entrepreneur for a 'street' business.... ok.... lets fade to part II...Duane "Dog" Chapman... yup you gottit... the now infamous 'Bounty Hunter'.... having a bad day...??? i think not... more like having a bad life... an accident waiting to happen... a short fuse already lit...as if the producers and the execs upstairs didn't have a clue... YA THINK...?!?!?! the other bounty hunters were too bland for the suits.. the expression 'inappropriate behaviour' is way TOO good for him, & wifey too... how much ya wanna bet what wasn't on the phone call is on the cutting room floor...??? animal abuse just might be sanctioned in this case... WOOF...!!!

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Posted on Aug 28, 2007 at 04:47 PM

Very, very good! Well it's about 1 year since your post.........looks like some progress has actually been made in the right direction. TY so much for telling the truth about what the word means to white people.......as it has a completely different one to us blacks. You obviously 'get it' and correctly spelled it out here!! I applaud your post!

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Posted on Jul 28, 2007 at 08:37 PM


I do not think this word should be banned. This is America. We all have the right to use any word we want. However using our good judgement we should not us it.
it would appear that your post contradicts itself........ regardless... the more we distance ourselves from cultural/social traumas the less sensitive we become to the event itself... ergo.... let the 'N' word ring from ear to ear... Hitler was having a bad day... slavery, Holocaust, ethnic cleansing, the Crusades, ad infinitum.... the 'N' word was, is, has become reflective of the deepest darkest side of humanity's own death wish to wipe his own species out of existence... the 'N' word is NOT freedom of speech... it's a death knell of mankind, a rope with a noose on one end, the other over a beam or tied to the end of a bumper, it's a can of fuel that became the last shower, it's an oven where the food stays on the outside, it's a Coliseum where thousands watched the cats win....it's a bunch of rocks that did hit their target and it stopped breathing.... and yes... it's in the music where it's supposedly glorified, but if you ARE really from the hood then you would understand that the 'N' word is part of man's 'Hehll'(intent.) upon himself where no one wants to go back to, or wants to see it happen again.... ban is an underarm deodor_rant, banning is using it..... "A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke." so understated...... ONLY...??? by the way, while y'all are extolling the virtues of free speach and generational wisdom, the pic is NOT my mom, but she could be..... Rosa Parks....

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Posted on Jul 20, 2007 at 02:33 PM

ok so the "n" word is used everyday in da hood and ta me dats ok say wat ya wanna say...but as far as racist ass people saying dat word it makes me sick i have a lil gurl whos grandfather called her a quote "nigger baby" not a week ago...my Child is NOT dat ..her father isnt either...so like i said it makes me sick! i cant stand anybody who is racist regradless if dey blk or wht or whatever...i know how much it hurts people ...i've lived in da hood my whole life ..my real father is as racist as dey cum..he is not sumbody i want in my life...NOBODY i mean NOBODY fux w/my lil gurl!

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Posted on Feb 06, 2007 at 10:29 AM

The 'NEW' "N.N.N.N.N.N.N.N. WORD...!!!" ARTICULATE..... or CLEAN & ARTICULATE..... do your homework.... the 'honorable' Senator Biden in his 'compliment' to Senator Obama' has brought a word(s) to the surface that heightens the chasm in IRR(interracial relations).... do your homework/research, read the current news.... optimism for progress...... my word...!!! almost as good as 'some of my best friends are _______.' hmmmmmmmm....... maybe he was just having a bad day......

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Posted on Feb 03, 2007 at 12:42 PM


ONLY TODAYS GENERATION CAN "AFFECTIVELY" BAN,LIMIT, OR DE-FANG THE "N",,,,LIKE IT OR NOT.
arguably and maybe so..... but it is still a grim reminder for those with a penchant and memory of history and lineage of what it really stands for.... the realm of hate for part of humanity....... and a big part at that..... I would also suggest, with all due respect, by your own choice of words, that if the current generation generalizes the use of the 'N' word, generally speaking, then effectively it would tend to reduce a good quantity of the level of racism associated with it... one would tend to believe there would no question of NOT liking that....

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Posted on Feb 03, 2007 at 12:18 PM

THE "N" WORD IS A GENERATIONAL THING, SO THATS WHAT MAKES IT SO HARD TO DEAL WITH IT. I KNOW THE FULL HISTORY OF IT, AND HOW IT HURTS OLDER AFRICAN AMERICANS, BUT TODAYS AFRICAN AMERICAN GENERATIONS ARE THE ONES WITH THE MOST POWER TO DETERMINE HOW ITS USED AND WHAT IT MEANS. ONLY TODAYS GENERATION CAN "AFFECTIVELY" BAN,LIMIT, OR DE-FANG THE "N",,,,LIKE IT OR NOT.

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