Black People : The Term *******

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  1. Destee

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    Hello Family,

    Someone told me recently, where they believe this word comes from.

    Do yall know?!

    Well ... of course i'm gonna tell you what the Sister said! :)

    She said the word "*******" is associated with the person on the plantation who actually "cracked the whip" ... da cracka ... ??!!

    does this have a ring of truth to it?

    yall believe it? ... got any alternative origins?

    I'm gonna throw this in this thread too ... since it speaks to the topic ... but how many of you think it's okay to call White folk "********" ... when you'd not want to be called the N word? Or are these two different things?

    Looking forward to the discussion! :)

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    To my knowledge , the word cracka comes from the overseer, cracking the whip on the backs of our people.
     
  3. Destee

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    Brother Sekhemu ... thanks for responding ... so when we call a White person a "*******" ... are we somehow empowering them ... to even suggest that they have such power now, as in days of old?

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  4. Sekhemu

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    Not neccesarily, because the fact of the matter is white folks detest being called that name.
     
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    i don't care about them ... necessarily ...

    my concern is for us ... are we empowering them, within our own psyche ... by saying this?

    as i think on it ... and yall tell me if i'm wrong ... :wink:

    but ...

    the N word ... in no shape, form, or fashion ... has ever been considered a position of power

    the "*******" word ... is a position of power and authority ... if the origin of it is true

    so no matter how you twist it ... when using these words ... we tear us down and lift them up?

    make sense?

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    Right..********..thats where it came from..them folks cracking the whip.
     
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    Then why use it if it is derogatory towards whites?? I dont think anyone here would like to be called a whole slew of names that they have for us!!
     
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    We haven't done to them what they've done to us either.
     
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    I agree and I hate to say that you should be the "bigger" person but someone has to at some point!!!
     
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    I have more sympathy if a black person uses the term 'cracka' against a white person than I do whites using '******' against a black person.

    I can understand why blacks are driven to insult whites; I don't understand why whites are driven to insult blacks.
     
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