Black People : Conscious Debate On The "N" Word

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  1. Destee

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    You're very welcome.

    Thanks for answering my question, sharing your opinion on what is actually limiting black people's potential.

    Much Love and Peace.

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    Destee
     
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    Unfortunately You're right, I don't believe it.
     
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    Was this a skit from "Living Color". Hollywood Shuffle" or "bamboozled"

    I got a youtube, by The Duke of Phlegm, and Brother X Laks;
    that claims walking around with ones hindparts up over their belt in public
    was a tradition of a secret group
    of warriors from a lost kingdom in Africa,
    and calling women the B word and smackiing them in public every now nad then,
    was an act of love becuase yada yad a dada yad ya


    but I respect the readers here enough not to post that crap

    becasue sisters and brothers are facing real serious issues going into this spring and ,
    all are enduring a massive lowering of our quality of life on every level, due to the new and improved white supremacy from the Federal and State governments
     
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    The 'n' word actually gives power as opposed to taking it away if you know how to use it correctly....

    2 weeks ago my son had to go to a seminar on this very word. I didn't stay with him because i wanted to see and hear his reaction to what he heard. I felt that if i was with him it would have taken away from the speakers. when i picked him up i asked him what he felt about what he had heard about the word since i already knew or had a good idea about what the speakers would be telling the teen agers about it.

    Of course my son said that it was a bad word and used to degrade us and so on. He actually had a hard time even getting the word out of his mouth because he doesn't 'curse' and felt it to be a curse word..

    So, i started smiling and speaking on what i felt about the word and it's origins, including how ******** used to call each other by this term during slavery and when we got home i gave him an assignment which was to pull out his laptop and Study the River Niger in West Africa and the people surrounding it because this was an area where the caucasian came and found us doing great things and called us gods...... I asked him to see if he could make the correlation between the area and the word we now know as the 'N' word!

    Can you?
     
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    Ok i like this explanation.....big ups bro!

    MA'AT
     
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    Yes they do!!! YOU just may not hear it openly, but in a gym, on a basketball court or locker room I have witnessed or heard from myself white boys who will also give alot more detail than brothers.

    I will leave it to you to figure out why they may do so.
     
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    Thaks for this because I have had to give a similar breakdown to some of the students I teach/tutor to make the connection to our roots in West Africa.

    I also teach them another 'N-word' that being Negus which to the pre-colonial Ethiopians was there reference for a dynastic ruler or King.

    So speaking to that power, even if I refer to a brother as 'My N__' that is the same as saying 'My God' or 'My King' as a term of endearment. But the thing here is I KNOW the etymology of the word whereas most of our youth dont.

    Or do they?
     
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    As far as the videos are concerned I would tend to agree more with professor larry because I do not personally define myself according to the state of oppression common to most Africans in America simply because I identify with African people, globally.

    I also agree specifically in regards to what professor larry explained as the tactics we need to employ in face of the enemies psychological warfare.

    But at the same time, I do not personally identify as a 'victim' of white supremacy so the 'N-word' has no utilization for me as a weapon against oppression.
     
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    Just another way to rationalize a word that should not be used, especially if you claim to be ''conscious''..and i don't but the ''Nagga'' argument that i've heard in some circles...
     
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    Peace


    That's exactly what i meant by 'it gives you power if you know how to use it'.....

    Bro. Bobby Hemmit has many lectures on the Negus/Negars and how they don't want you saying the word because it brings forth, or taps into your kundalini spirit...

     
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