Black People : Conscious Debate On The "N" Word

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  1. theDoctor

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    they both have their points.

    personally I-- and in my housheold-- we dont refer to one another as "nxggas" or talk to one another like that.

    however-- we conversating about certain mentalities within some of our people-- we do use the word as emphasis for who and what exactly they embody-- in which I find the word HAS no equivalent replacement.

    All that "Nagas/Negus" stuff sounds like fairy tales.
     
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    I love Bobby Hermmit, but i gotta give him the side eye and the mouth twist on this one...
     
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    ^^I cant stand bobby hemmitt. Most of his material sounds too wishy-washy, and too spacey.
     
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    Where did you get that second quote from?

    The one by Shabaka and Dr. Ernie Smith?

    I'm asking because I have posted some info by Dr. Smith before and he is actually one of the folks from back in my undergraduate days that I first heard this line of argument from.

    The following is one of the main things I learned from his early lectures.

    Perhaps this may seem like fairy tales to some since this also was a major theme of the trilogy Star Wars.


    Peace
     
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    The n-word has alot of nuance imbedded within it

    A few years ago, I remember watching a story on the national news being generated by the NAACP whereby a giant gathering of the NAACP's membership were filmed carrying a coffin and supposedly carrying the word, N-IGGER to its grave. I had to laugh when I watched that news story, too. Why? I laughed because not a couple of days before, I'd stumbled on a song--from a gangsta cd by Messy Marv--loaded on my laptop. My youngest son had apparently been listening to it. Anyway, I still find this song fascinating! Notice how Mess's use of the word, n-igga, has nearly as much flavor and nuance embedded within it as does the Eskimo peoples' use of their words for SNOW!


    Offhand, I count maybe TWELVE different shadings!


    <iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/bzLtk7WCHWM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


    What I find most interesting, though, is that NOT ONE USE of the n-word in this song can cleanly be restricted to an old school racial context!


    By the way, I hope I did the video embedding correctly. If not, then just go here:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzLtk7WCHWM

    Messy Marv - Mac Dre & The Mac (Tribute)

    Messy Marv - Mac Dre & The Mac
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    One Love, and PEACE
     
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    ...
    Ta-Nehisi Coates has an incredibly clear explanation for why white people shouldn’t use the n-word
    He said that white people could learn something from not being able to use the word

    Updated by German Lopez

    ... Because to be black is to walk through the world and watch people doing things that you cannot do, that you can’t join in and do. So I think there’s actually a lot to be learned from refraining.”


    https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/identities/2017/11/9/16627900/ta-nehisi-coates-n-word
    Ta-Nehisi Coates has an incredibly clear explanation for why white people shouldn’t use the n-word - Vox
    vox.com


     
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    In a relative sense.

    Blacks call each other n-ggers.

    Italians call each other guineas

    Irish call each other micks

    Jews call each other hebes

    Polish call each other pollacks

    Germans call each other Krauts

    East Indians call each other towel heads

    Middle Easterners call each other rag heads

    Asians call each other chinks, gooks, nips or slant eyes depending

    Native Americans call each other red skins

    Latins call each other spicks

    French call each other frogs

    British call each other limeys

    Every race listed above calls Blacks n-ggers in anger, jest or just because Black rappers drop the word like this, that and the other

    But let a Black person call any of the above races out of their name and the war is on

    Thanks for reading.
     
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  10. Symbol of America

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    Point well taken. I see you visited my neck of the woods and my post reflects what I witnessed time and time again in the most liberal city in America.....NOT!!!!! I've heard and been the target of more racism in not only NYC but the entire State in just one year then an entire decade spent roaming America's countryside. I even had many a battle with other Blacks when I'd try to wise them up about respect. One cannot demand respect from anybody that's not willing. Respect is not a tangible entity to be served up on a plate of tolerance, respect is a mindset not visible to demands, orders, advice or plea. The only thing we as a race can demand is for a person to act accordingly in our presence. No more, no less.
     
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