posted on Apr, 16 2007 @ 09:41 PM
It's not just a brit thing. In reading the several threads on ATS, many people did not have a clue about the nappy part. They had no idea why people
thought what he said was racist, or had any racial connotations whatsoever.
I think Nappy is a pretty general word, in an of itself it does not have any good or bad meaning, or contextually has not. It's just a word that can
be used to alternatively describe a texture of hair.
However when combined with the string in which he said it, it was very specifically aimed at the black females on that basket ball team, and in
conjunction with the ho word, that is what did it.
I think that is why people can say the Nappy Headed Ho's comment, where if he called them the other N word, it would not be brandied about, because
that in and of itself has and always has in my opinion had a negative connotation.
Nappy does not in and of itself have a negative connotation, it's just when used in the wrong conjunction with other offensive words that it has the
problem for causing offense.