Black Poetry : That [email protected] N Word

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  1. PositiveMindset

    PositiveMindset Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    People think it's cool when U call your friend *****,
    The origination of the word isn't even considered.
    They say it's different cuz U put the A on the end,
    But if a white person says it, we go on the defense.
    Why is that?
    Cuz apparently it's wrong...
    Even if they put an A where the er belongs.
    But who's 2 blame, except us 4 trying 2 use it as a term of endearment.
    But if we use it when we're angry, hostility is clearly meant.


    So U know it's complete garbage...
    How can a word that shows love also be what gets fights started?
    People take brother/sister & replace the E-R with an A,
    Even though it's spelled differently, it still means the same thing.
    If it's really a term of endearment, call your grandfather that,
    Then watch the look on his face & note how he reacts.
    There're hundreds of nouns that express friendship
    & love that exist in the English language,
    All of them can be used by the people who made it,
    Unlike *****.
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    What a thought provoking drop. I particularly liked the way you slipped posing the word to your grandfather...wow... So true, when will folks stop thinking it's alright?
     
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    Say that Brotha PositiveMindSet...
    Keep spittin' the knowledge..
    We are listening...

    Much Peace,
    Akilah :spinstar:
     
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    A very controvestrial topic..... And I am so glad you brought it up...... This was very nice...
     
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    I hope I live to see the day...
    when I no longer have to hear
    this word used...not even in
    a rap song...with an "a" and
    not an "e-r"

    Speak on brother...we must enlighten
    in order to make the change and you're
    doing just that...

    Power to the PositiveMindset!
     
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    excellent work. definitely makes you think.
     
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    This is one of the most profound age gaps in our society today. A lot of young people feel like this is OK, and the rest of us choke on it. That includes me. I really appreciate this flow, Pos.
     
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    Its about time someone pointed that out.....
    Nicely said

    praise
     
  9. PositiveMindset

    PositiveMindset Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    watz., that's what I always say, if U won't use words in front of your highly esteemed granparents, then U shouldn't use it. Thanks 4 the feel.

    Akilah, Da1., my everything thanks u 4 your words & read.

    angelic., as the saying tells us, each 1 teach 1, but 1st U have 2 reach 1(or 2, 3, 4...)
    Humbly I thank U completely.

    phenomenal., that's what I try 2 make people do with my words, think, if they don't I've failed myself.


    gempis, everytime I hear that word, I cringe, cuz cats use it openly & very loudly, takin' pride in their ignorance.

    rahstagal, thank U 4 the feel.
     
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    Just last year I finally realized the ignorance within myself for the very same thing this piece talks about. I realized that I don't like hearing other african american brothers and sisters speak that way in front of white people, nor do I like saying it. I began to feel a since of shame, embarassment and really just dumb. I would not like it if "they" said it but it took all these years to realize that I don't like it at all. You began to hear it so much if not in the company you keep than on the tv, radio and other forms of media it is really just ignorant and any true human-being, White, black, asian or of any other decent should not allow something as ugly as that term to even utter from there mouths. Very nice piece, I truly enjoyed this one.
     
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