Black People : Taking power away from the N-word

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  1. MsInterpret

    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Fail IMO

    I mayb a minority admist a forum full of older folks in part because im still a youth but i dnt find ignorance in the word *****....no 1 man's attempt to have it banished is going to get me to stop saying it...i see what him n others are trying to do but honestly the word to me is a word...blacks ofolder and younger generations give the word ignorance because they percieve the word as an ignorant word...words dont have meaning unless people give them meaning...its stupid to me...most of these older dudes aren't effectively reaching those who are using the word...sure their presentations maybe valid but people like myself brush it off...for one its stupid and two their presentations dnt effectively reach those they are tryna reach...if they insist on getting blacks to stop saying its gon take someone who can relate to younger generations in the hood still who still use the word out of "ignorance"....complete failure to me on all levels
     
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    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It's not just about the word just meaning "ignorant"...It's where the word originated from.

    If the word means nothing to you...then let some white guy call you the N-word

     
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    Already have....didnt bother me one bit..its a word!...words have meaning because we give them meaning...origins mean nothing
     
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    If that word doesn't offend you then I question your position.

     
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    Mikha'el Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    on?
     
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    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    On helping our community

    You pretty much don't care about our history...but okay :10500:

     
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    You talk about enlightenment but that word is not enlightening us as black people

     
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    i care about our history but this to me is futile....blacks collectively as a generation dont see that the word has zero meaning untill we give it meaning....the word didnt have meaning untill whites gave it meaning....blacks put a positive spin on the word...it got its meaning from US when this was done...the whole idea that the word has any sort of racial relevance applies to racist folks...and even then the word is viewed as degrading because they deem it such...but if ppl insist on burying it they'll need to do a better job
     
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    How?
    By taking the "er" and adding an "a"?
    And how can they do a better job?

     
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