Black People : The N-Word vs. The N-Word

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  1. MsInterpret

    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The N-Word
    This is the documentary about the usage of the N-Word...Views shared by historians, entertainers, professors, and etc.....
    Some Blacks feel the harshness of the use of the word...That it comes from a negative place, from racism, slavery, rape, murder of our people...
    And other Blacks, not only the younger generation, view it and use it with a positive meaning....such as "Brotha"

    Part 1


    Part 2


    There are 8 Parts of this doc, but I am not going to post all of them. You can view them yourself on YouTube.
     
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    you got n word on the brain?

    :10500:why you gotta bring that garbage up in here?
     
  3. MsInterpret

    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Some black folks seem to think that the n word is okay to use
     
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    enough please......

    some black folk thinks a lot of things. why do we need it here?
    there is not curse words here, why are you hyping the n word here?
     
  5. MsInterpret

    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The last time I checked it was not against the rules to discuss this...
     
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    enough, please

    no, it is not against the rules. IMO it is against good taste.
     
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    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Well that is YOUR opinion...And you don't dictate what is posted on Destee...

    So if you don't like it, press on.

    And don't tell me enough...You don't own me.
     
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    a real education and a true discovery of self will eliminate that word from any
    positive kind of usage. After you have accepted your African identity and you
    have a detailed understanding of what happened and what is still happening you
    will never again look at someone you care for and then use that word (or any variation of that word).

     
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    Or even think it.
    You hit it exactly on the head because I was one of those who, until I came into the knowledge of who I was as a black man, and who we are as a people, I was using that word with no limitations. But once I discovered how my history started way beyond slavery, that we are decendents of kings & queens who were mapping the stars while other races were scurrying around in caves, that word ceased to be a part of my thought patterns.
     
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    so long as history is defining meaning there is no such thing as a real education..

    after the nooses were hung in Jena, many of our so called black leaders had a "ritual" to bury the word

    it's easy to face and injustice that happened in so called history

    mad respect to Nat Turner who fought injustice in it's face

    a true king is a king with or without the validation of the world, and moves and acts in such a way

    we can come up with all these reasons why we are superior, but we fail to act superior

    well, i was a king, i was a queen, i was.. was is past tense, and past is history

    what are we now?

    oh what they tell us to be, but because we were a king and have melanin we better...

    how about we got GOD

    that's it

    and since GOD listens to the heart, words are truly meaningless

    until applied and accepted thru give and receive

    this word vs. that word.
    the race vs. that race
    this prophet vs. that profit
    the woman vs. that man
    this religion vs. that religion

    there is no competition, and no formed words in GOD's existence
     
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