Originally posted by tr
I wasnn't even using the word as derogotory but using the word as an analogy when a post of mine was censored. the word "n i g g e r" was replaced by" colored person" and this is a land of free speech and freedom. duh. when will other words be cencored? He called me a democrat! which to some is an insult. personally I think democrats and republicans are jackaszes as big as elephanz. I have a friend who is african american and he is whiter than me. Born of Scottish parents in S. Africa. I am gonna get me a gun and "bother" the next time someone calls me white? I have never called a black man a neega to hees feece noot bucoz it wood peis him ov boot cuz I there is no need to. I hev goot caled un nigge rb4 by a blac man .becuz i poot on two shuz weech waar not of the same manufactureeer. Whun dee even the weerd fuuccke weel be seen as commonplace and the yooth weel tink are old fashioned for using it. chill
Originally posted by greenkoolaid
I believe that the n-word has become trendy due to rap and hip hop music. In rap music they use a lot of insults to describe their friends. They refer to the girls as their bitches and hos, etc. I wouldn't suggest going up to their gf and calling her ho and then say, "well he called you that, why can't I." And I also wouldn't suggest going up to a black man if you aren't one, and calling him the n-word.
It is not that abstract of a concept. How many people when they were growing up ever complained to their friends and called their mom a bitch. Now that is fine, everybody gets upsept and needs to blow off steam, but what if the next day your friend went and called your mom a bitch? Would you be ok with that. I doubt it. But if your brother complained about your mom to you and did it, not as big deal.
If you are not part of a group, you can't use the same negative language as they do describing the group.
Originally posted by Klash
I'm with mutehalo - the word has evolved. It is more synonomous with brother, friend, pal etc., until a white man says it to a black man. Then it becomes racist.
What I don't understand is how the white man is socially held to integration when the minorities can promote segregation as much as they want. "N i g g e r" is just one example some others would be BET, Miss Black America, The Black Academy Awards, etc., the hispanics and latinos are jumping on this wagon as well. Will the whites? I don't think so, that would be discrimination.
You can't have equality as long as you are practicing discrimination. Even if you are only practicing it against the race you don't like.
Do I think the world is going downhill. No, I think it was with all that Politically correct b.s. that was going around but I think logic is creeping back in.
Originally posted by Tyriffic
Get over the fact that whites, while not in number, do have all of the advantages in this world