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originally posted by: Diderot
The Rev. Manning's use of it is acceptable (arguably), because there is no reasonable assumption of racial bias on the part of Manning.
originally posted by: Dimithae
a reply to: RocksFromSpace
Okay, let me see if I can clarify something for others who are not black. The reason I'm doing this is because I being white did not know the difference myself until my black co-workers explained this for me. Mods. If you feel the need to block out the word I understand, I'm only using it due to the current conversation to clarify.
There is a difference in the words 'n-word' and nigga. The later is a street term that is used more like ;hey bro!
When I worked at Ford Motor Company I heard the blacks calling each other this all the time, so I finally asked why they would call each other that? I too thought they were calling each other the former word,they corrected me and said no,that is not what we are saying. Its a street word that is more or less like bro,or brother. They told me to listen very carefully and I would hear that they are saying nigga. They gave the example of I would a lot of times hear them say something like " Nigga please...." translation, dude stop pulling my leg. So a lot of times a white will hear them call each other this and THINK they are calling each other the derogatory word and they aren't. That is what you are hearing Dr. Manning say.
Are we destroyed? Must be a different view from where you're standing.
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
- John 8:44