posted on May, 23 2006 @ 09:25 PM
Before I post some more proof and answer your questions, I just have one thing to say to Escromutus. I'm sorry that you feel that way. And
of course, there are others that feel the way you do. Just chalk it up to some unbelievable nonsense and go about your day. But I have a challenge
Why not throw around tar baby in a Black neighborhood or to Black folk in general to show your good will. And while you're at it, talk about "white
male privilege" as a "conspiracy". I would be fascinated to hear what they say to you.
I'm sure when you address other African-Americans in that matter, they'll welcome your views with open arms. In fact, they'll probably agree with
your views and say that you're right. After all, a word or concept that is not intelligible should be treated as such, shouldn't it?
So don't worry yourself with what I think and put yourself to the test. I'm sure you'll be proven right.
And about zerotime's observation about the word "Black": The terminology around African-Americans have changed throughout the decade. In
the early part of the 20th century, it was "Negro". Then, it was "Black" (i.e., "Black is Beautiful"). And now it is "African-American".
And even within some circles, there is discussion about eliminating all the "hyphenated" words attributed to ethnicty (i.e., Asian-Americans,
Mexican-Americans, Italian-Americans, Irish-Americans, etc.).
However, when making your observation about the offensiveness of the word "Black", have you asked other African-Americans about this notion to see
how they feel about this word? I'd be interested to know.
To everyone else: I will make sure to put on a case to prove my point.
[edit on 23-5-2006 by ceci2006]