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#1
i've been watching the news for a few days now and a lot of the stations have been talking about how jesse jackson called barack obama the n word.

what's your opinion on this word? as for me, i think it's a disgusting word, but i don't get offended when other black people use it. as someone who's not black, i don't feel like it's my right to tell other black people that they can or can't use the word. i think the word is off limits too virtually everyone else though.

your thoughts?
#3
you can't win dealing with a hot-button word like that. just avoid it and ignore it.
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#4
I had a thread about this, on how CBS allowed him to say "nigga" on national tv, but they blocked out "nuts"



Also, he DID in fact say nuts after he was talking about Obama, and the n word was used in a different story about something 2 years ago
#5
I use it all the time with my friends as a term of endearment, we're not black either.

It's just word, I don't get offended when people say "cracker," or "towel head," or "savage" or anything else that some rednecks in a backwater swamp thought of.
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#6
you're better off not using it, ask kramer.
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you're better off not using it, ask kramer.


Yet no word was said about the two douche bags in the audience he was talking to.

"Shut yo' mouth, cracka!"

Gotta love the double standards.
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I had a thread about this, on how CBS allowed him to say "nigga" on national tv, but they blocked out "nuts"



Also, he DID in fact say nuts after he was talking about Obama, and the n word was used in a different story about something 2 years ago


+1
#9
Its interesting, the n-word has entered black vernacular as a neutral synonym for "person" or "man."

In the way that I, a liberal, suburban, white teenager, might say "Hey man, cool it." An urban black youth might say, "Yo nigga', chill out."

There are no racial or negative connotations intended in the usage, they happen however to be connected to old definitions which do hold those connotations.
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#10
I personally could care less when people use it. Sure, it's wrong, or whatever. The thing is, though, that when a race that gets called a term for years because they are seen as inferior work hard to get rid of that discrimination (or a good deal of it) and then just start throwing it around in a way that says "yeah, it was bad, but we obviously don't care".

I hate double-standard **** like this. Elitist morals are dragging society down the ****ter with politcal correctness. I'm not saying be "cool" like Carlos Mencia or Richard Pryor, or whatever, (Mencia is a twat) but PC deserves to rot.

Back to the issue, though, I think that there is no reason some people can say it and others can't. They aren't better than us nor do they have the right to use words they say others can't, just like we aren't better than them and can use words (or water fountains, ZING!) they can't.

I say it from time to time. I never mean it. Go ahead and chew me out, I don't care. The point is I don't mean it. I should stop, and I try to say it less as a start. People generally know the difference between someone being an ass and someone being a hateful ****. If they can't, tough ****.

Honestly, it's just a word. People should grow up, seriously.
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I use it to refer to ass-holes of all races. Everyone around me's used to it.
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#12
i cant say it =P
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#14
Black people usually don't use the word as a derogatory term. They usually use it in the same way a white person uses the word "Dude".

"Dude, I'm hungry."
"Nigga, I'm hongry."
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Yet no word was said about the two douche bags in the audience he was talking to.

"Shut yo' mouth, cracka!"

Gotta love the double standards.


of course it's a double standard, it's completely different. i don't want to get into an argument about it though, because i'm sure someone else will and i don't like being that guy. but just know that you're an ignorant twat. kbi
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Honestly, it's just a word. People should grow up, seriously.

what word do you think emmett till heard over and over again before he died?

it's not "just a word" as you say. there's probably no word in the english language with as much hate and pain in it. if you can find one worse than this, i would sure like to see.
#19
Yeah the double standard sucks but its better than having generations of my family enslaved. Compared to what they went through a double standard is nothing.
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#22
A double standard.

Nigger is blocked out on this forum.

Cracker isn't.

You can insult the man, the Mexican, and the Asian, but you can't touch the Blacks and the Women.
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of course it's a double standard, it's completely different. i don't want to get into an argument about it though, because i'm sure someone else will and i don't like being that guy. but just know that you're an ignorant twat. kbi




Grow up.

I didn't realize we regressed back into the second grade. Insults are never the way to go.
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#24
I don't really know, just because no other racial slur has as bad a reputation as the N word. I mean "cracker"? Any white person who gets offended by that just needs to take the big dick out of their ass and stop being such a little pansy. I guess the reason it's such an iffy word is because it really degrades black people and gives a sense of inferiority which isn't fair.

(a little off topic) That being said, i'm going to take a stand against affirmative action. I have nothing against equality, but you all know the arguments against it, I happen to agree with them. I believe that slave-owners are all paying for it now by burning in hell. I'm Atheist, so I don't believe in Hell, but the slave-owners did, so they can burn all they want.

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#25
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Black people usually don't use the word as a derogatory term. They usually use it in the same way a white person uses the word "Dude".

"Dude, I'm hungry."
"Nigga, I'm hongry."


I see what you did there.
#26
How is it different at all? It's no different than calling someone an asshole, a douchebag, or a poopie head.

It's just a word people flip out over. That doesn't justify using it, but it's not like it's burned into your concience or something.

Honestly, if "nigga" and "cracka" are the same term used for different races. Personally, I think we should all listen to Sly and the Family Stone. "Don't call me whitey, nigga/don't call me nigga, whitey", etc., etc.
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Its a word that means black. People need to grow the **** up.

It does? Because I know that negro means black, if that's what you mean....
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#29
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A double standard.

Nigger is blocked out on this forum.

Cracker isn't.

You can insult the man, the Mexican, and the Asian, but you can't touch the Blacks and the Women.


You forget, "cracker" doesn't just mean a racist term for a white guy. It's also a food product. For example, "cracker with cheese."

"Nigger with cheese" just doesn't sound as appetizing...
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#30
"Nigger with cheese" just doesn't sound as appetizing...there's joke in there somewhere.


... but i wouldn't touch it with a ten-foot alligator.
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#31

"Nigger with cheese" just doesn't sound as appetizing...

One of few quotes I've seen that deserves a "you ****ing rock" post. But not from me, sorry hahaha

Nevermind...

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But yeah, I think it's stupid. It all relates to when people say "oh, we just want equality". Bull****. No one wants to be equal. Everyone wants some sort of edge or one-up. Something unique to them. This is why there is the obligation to hire a potential employee if that employee-to-be happens to be a minority.

I'm really tired of people who get all up in arms about this, not those who do this. It's fairly understandable. Annoying, but you can see where someone is coming from most times.
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Personally, I think we should all listen to Sly and the Family Stone. "Don't call me whitey, nigga/don't call me nigga, whitey", etc., etc.

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High five!

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I don't really know, just because no other racial slur has as bad a reputation as the N word. I mean "cracker"? Any white person who gets offended by that just needs to take the big dick out of their ass and stop being such a little pansy. I guess the reason it's such an iffy word is because it really degrades black people and gives a sense of inferiority which isn't fair.
/rant



Yet when you hear two black people talking together: "Nicka say what!?!?" "Nicka palese!"

Degrading my ass, just another way to exploit that damn chip on their shoulder.
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#38
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Yet when you hear two black people talking together: "Nicka say what!?!?" "Nicka palese!"

Degrading my ass, just another way to exploit that damn chip on their shoulder.


Even I was on the "it's okay" side, but do not go there...
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#40
It's a damn word, get over it. None of the "swear" words are really bad, they're just words like everything else in my post.
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