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Warning!!!..Extreme ignorance here!!!

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posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 09:20 PM
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So, a television star, who is black, (normally I would not mention his race), thinks that it is time that the 'N' word be used on television. I cannot believe how ignorant this man is. Let me get this straight, just so you can use the word that pretty much only black people will say anymore, and so it makes your TV show look "real", you want to keep beating the word into every ones head? It is bad enough I have to listen to the majority of blacks I see, whether in music, movies, or on the street as I walk by with my daughter using this word so much. I am sorry, if it is part of your "culture", to constantly say the "N" word, then I believe you deserve no respect.

Though the actor differs from costar Taraji P. Henson, who said earlier today she’s against the use of the word, Howard thinks it’s time to get real. The Oscar nominee wants to drop the stigma surrounding the word which he believes would make the Lee Daniels hip-hop drama feel more authentic.
During an interview Monday with hosts Kit Hoover and Billy Bush of “Access Hollywood Live,” Howard got deep with his opinions about the controversial word.

Here is part of the interview which you can read in its entirety in the link.

Here’s the transcript from the interview:
Kit Hoover: “What I love though is you wanna push it even further in season two. You said we should use the n* word, we gotta be authentic, we should go even further with this, how far are we gonna go?”
Terrence Howard: “Well, I believe if we’re gonna really tackle racism, if we’re gonna tackle bigotry, if we’re gonna tackle homophobia, we need to attack it dead on you don’t just sit up, you know let’s give a little Aspirin right here, no we need to take the sutures, open up the problem and reach in and grab it. And since n**** is used in almost every conversation in most black neighborhoods, why is it that we don’t hear it on TV anymore? Are white people afraid of it? Did they create the word? But if this is something that we use on a daily basis, then let’s address what it really means.”
Billy Bush: “In African American culture, is the culture more conservative would you say? You know, towards homophobia and more and you know races in the other way or anything like that.”

Well ATS? What do you think? Personally, I am so disgusted I am going to bed, I cannot wait to see the replies on this one!
www.thewrap.com...
edit on 17-3-2015 by thesmokingman because: (no reason given)




posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 09:24 PM
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What really gets me, is the free use of this word by blacks, but if they were to hear a white person say it, all hell will break loose. Sad, the word WAS actually a real word, in every dictionary meaning ignorant, not a racial slur.



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 09:27 PM
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It depends...

... does this word end in an "a" or an "er"?

When it ends in an "a" it is pretty much pop culture. It doesn't bother me any more than "cray cray"



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 09:29 PM
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a reply to: thesmokingman

When I saw this I was floored. This is disgusting!!!



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 09:33 PM
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Ahh.. words. Empty air pushed out of a vocal mechanism within yhe throat, driven by emotion or thought, or both.

The old "n" word, which I hear all the time, from blacks whites, browns, Asians ... everyone who was mentally raped by rap and hip hop, perceive it naturally as if the word gives power all of a sudden ..

People are just plain F#d


Call each other what you want.



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 10:03 PM
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a reply to: thesmokingman

I get why your disgusted, but we do have freedom of speech in this nation, and I dont agree with censorship. Where Im from, profanity isnt so profane. Words are just words, its the context that brings them to life. I do censor myself depending on what social environment I'm in, but between my friends and I, we cuss up a storm to express our selves.

I think people should just stop getting so offended all the time.



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 10:04 PM
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originally posted by: MALBOSIA
It depends...

... does this word end in an "a" or an "er"?

When it ends in an "a" it is pretty much pop culture. It doesn't bother me any more than "cray cray"

To me it does not matter. And to be honest, it personally does not offend me, to me, it is just another word, that is not in my vocabulary. However, what makes me upset more like I said is the open, free, devil may care use of the word, and now even the demand for it to be allowed to be said BY blacks on TV(again, already flooded all over movies and music by blacks),
but those very blacks have decided no one else can say it. Im confused sometimes as to WHO exactly make the rules...



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 10:06 PM
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originally posted by: BELIEVERpriest
a reply to: thesmokingman

I get why your disgusted, but we do have freedom of speech in this nation, and I dont agree with censorship. Where Im from, profanity isnt so profane. Words are just words, its the context that brings them to life. I do censor myself depending on what social environment I'm in, but between my friends and I, we cuss up a storm to express our selves.

I think people should just stop getting so offended all the time.

I could not agree more, I am the same way. I guess it is the double standard thing maybe.



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 10:08 PM
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originally posted by: Martin75
a reply to: thesmokingman

When I saw this I was floored. This is disgusting!!!




I am glad I am not the only one! Sometimes I think in my old age I am just losing touch with the times.



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 10:16 PM
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a reply to: thesmokingman

To be honest, the double standard doesnt bother me. Personally, I love Dr. Dre and Snoopdog, its the music I grew up with, but I dont take on that culture and I dont pretent to be a "gangsta". People like to hate on gangsta rapp, saying its disgusting and morally corrupt, and I can see that. But what about the Godfather, the Casino, the Goodfellas. Why are mafia movies considered art, but rapp considered garbage? That is equally a double standard. I was raised in Miami and down there, it doesnt matter what your race is, if you want to call someone "mah niggga", its socially acceptable.

Chizzle mah nizzle.

edit on 17-3-2015 by BELIEVERpriest because: emoticon



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 10:28 PM
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originally posted by: MALBOSIA
It depends...

... does this word end in an "a" or an "er"?

When it ends in an "a" it is pretty much pop culture. It doesn't bother me any more than "cray cray"

Roll credits…



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 10:36 PM
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It truly is a fascinating word. Wouldn't it be great to go back in time, find the guy that coined it, and inject his brain with all the future knowledge it inspired?

I ... honestly ... stand in awe of it.

At the end of the day though, it's simply been politicized. Wonder what it'll be in 50 years.?
edit on 1732015 by Snarl because: Autocorrect ... again.



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 10:42 PM
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a reply to: BELIEVERpriest

I like rock music, then again, it can be just as misogynistic, morally corrupt and racist. I just choose not to listen to those artists.



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 10:55 PM
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The language used on television has evolved in my lifetime so I see this as the natural progression. Seriously the n-word has been used as a term of endearment for generations now, who cares. Actually hearing a Kat Williams stand up bleeped out recently sounded really weird. I think it's weird to edit it out.

I agree with Terrence Howard, using the N word sounds more authentic. It's also completely racist to script a black sitcom with a white approved script. However, I'm sure it has happened many times before, and I know it's happened in music.
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posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 11:05 PM
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It all depends how any word is used, its not that hard to understand why non blacks shouldent use the word, but hey lets pretend i understand why people get offended.



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 11:44 PM
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a reply to: thesmokingman


Sad, the word WAS actually a real word, in every dictionary meaning ignorant, not a racial slur.


well that may have been one definition that developed later on. but the true meaning of the word has been and always be black. it comes from the spainish negro ( black), or if you want to go back far enough the latin niger. other varints of the word are neger, negar, noir, nègre. and was used as a description of skin tone, and not racist or a derogatory term. that came later.

the word as pronouned now came from the british. first known use was negar in 1568, scottish and northern england dialect. it was also used by english settlers in just about all of their colonies referring to brown skin peoples.


here is one source, there are many others. etymonline.com



posted on Mar, 17 2015 @ 11:49 PM
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a reply to: thesmokingman

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posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 12:45 AM
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originally posted by: thesmokingman
What really gets me, is the free use of this word by blacks, but if they were to hear a white person say it, all hell will break loose. Sad, the word WAS actually a real word, in every dictionary meaning ignorant, not a racial slur.


The N word has morphed into a power word. That power is only held by the grouped that it was negatively used against for a very long time. If you want to feel better you have my permission to use the word cracker all you want with no reprisals.

*disclaimer...only if you are white...*





edit on 18-3-2015 by Xtrozero because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 12:51 AM
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a personal reply to: Xtrozero : no one else read

Wasssssuuuppp ... mah cracka?!




posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 12:54 AM
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a reply to: Xtrozero

And Jeff Foxworthy reclaimed "redneck" 20 years ago.




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