My friends take me clubbing once in a while. I must have used it on the dance floor while singing and dancing along to the Music.
Those American Hip Hop artists sure do have some naughty lyrics.
I blame them.
You, Elena! I didn't know you had a wild party side. Now I'm coming for you now!
You, Elena! I didn't know you had a wild party side. Now I'm coming for you now!
Yes I have. When? not important, long ago How? in many ways the same as everyone else did including black friends of mine. Ashamedly in the bad way too Why? ignorant I was and insensitive.
Now I don't and won't. Have you used racially slurred comments may I ask and not necessarily against whites.
I might add that I am of mixed race myself. Native American/European no different than many others. and no better.
Wow, cj - you ARE fiery!! In all seriousness, no I have not used that term to my recollection. Oh, back up. I may have quoted from the scene in Rush Hour where Jackie Chan says "Whassup, my n*****s," trying to fit in. That is hilarious! It is actually a funny little look at how that whole dynamic goes - who is 'allowed' to say what, etc.
No, in real life, I would never use it as it seems highly derogitory and offensive and I would not want anyone coming into my house or using that language around my son.
That said, I've got plenty of music where that word is sprinkled around pretty generously. That's probably a whole other conversation, though...
Yeah, Fiery. I wrote a book for young adults on the Scottsboro Boys legal case here in the US during the Great Depression. I had to use the N-word a few times. Those Southern courtrooms were kinda big on it back then.
I've never said the word. When it was my turn to read aloud To Kill a Mockingbird I said "N" and kept reading.
I was a big fan of the gangster rap group NWA ages ago, when I was in college (hint: the "N" in "NWA" stands for THE "N Word"). And yes, I'd sing a lot of their songs, which used the "N" word quite liberally. My foolish, misspent youth.
In American culture, the N word has become sort of an enigma. On one hand, it is used all over the airwaves through hiphop and other forms of communication, but on the other hand if you are not approved to use it than you might want to think twice. In my household, I have band the use of the word, along with all other forms of derogatory remakrs, as it has no relevance to anything we would be talking about. My oldest used it all the time when he lived at home and I got on him everytime. I hate the stereotypes that come along with it. It would be like saying I was a Redskin just because I am Native American.
I figure you won't get as much honesty on this thread as you were looking for, but I am one of those that likes to keep it as real as possible.
I have used the word on several occasions throughout my life. The truth is I have thought it more than I have said it.
It is very hard not to, as base creatures we tend to get right to the nitty gritty in our minds, but put smiles on our faces, because we are too weak to say what we think.
The reality, is nothing makes me more angry than some asshole that comes off with I am not a racist because I have a black friend.
Having a friend of color, doesn't make someone open minded.
Being able to respect all thoughts and opinions and people especially those that are the most repulsive, that makes someone open minded and tolerant.
Realizing that the man in the white sheet has just as much right as Malcolm X to make a speech, that burning a flag is just as protected as going to church, that makes someone tolerant and open minded.
It has taken me most of my life to come to these realizations.
Realizing that the price of freedom has nothing to do with a soldier dying on foreign soil, but that some asshole might rob you at gunpoint or say something foul and hateful to you, or rape your wife and murder your children, and realizing that accepting that insecurity is the real price of freedom.
For those who trade liberty for security deserve neither.
The truth is we should stop bringing it up and let it die the death it so deserve. My children would not know of racism or the ugly words that go with it, if it weren't for school and the media stirring the pot. It just keeps us from realizing that we are all just one race; the human race, and keeps us in competition while the ruling elite rob us all, of the fruits of our labor, laughing all the way to the bank.
The only folk I have ever heard using the word "nigger" (I'm assuming that's the word you mean, and not "neoclassical," "nefarious," or "nationalistic")are African Americans. I used to ask my classes about it, and about offensive names for white folk, too. Since I'm not American, everyone understood that I was merely asking for information, and not trying to incite anger or offend anyone.
That WAS the word you were referring to?
Never used it, in Ireland its different names we call each other, we are more interested in religious name calling than someones colour. We Irish like to be different, ya know
I don't think you are even from Nigeria Fiery,,,,, are you kidding us all,
why you people would think a thing like that truly behoves me. Now listen Brenda, if you dont know where I'm from, who else will? I'm gonna say this just once, I'm from Nigeria, the Heart of Africa. The largest black nation on Earth. I'm from the Ibo tribe. The most illustrious tribe in the country. No more.
I believe you my friend and I will also always support you, I like that you are fiery, at least you are not false. The Captain salutes you !
No... never! I hate it when people think they are better then because of their skin color, it disgusts me. The whole skin color white being better reminds me of Blond hair and blue eyes.. the pure race, did we learn nothing? No offence to anyone, just my opinion.
There is nothing actually wrong with fair hair and blue eyes either, though.
WELL! Everyone knooows that blue-eyed, dark haired people are the best. Blonds are over-rated (and oh so sought after in my family of brown-haired Danish people, lol)!
Most of the people I love dearly are blue-eyed and fair-haired - my son, mother, sisters, and brother. My other half is dark-haired and dark-eyed, he's the exception that proves the rule in my case lol
It's slightly odd going to a large Israeli gathering of OH's many relatives - at the Orthodox wedding we went to last week, out of 300-odd people there, my mother, Isaac and I were the only fiar ones, we stuck out like a sore thumb!
I will be honest and admit to using it in the past, (long ago!) though it was never really uttered in my own house growing up, that I can remember. My family was mostly from the South and it was what (other) people said. As I am 50 years old, way back when I was a child and young adult, it was just something many people said and I was not as aware (and educated) as I am today just how hurtful and mean it was to say it. Thankfully, the world has changed a bit since then.
Still, I am proud to say as an adult, I have always tried to treat people right and have had many friends over the years of other races and cultures.
I am also proud that we have grown as a country (USA) and have become educated enough (as I have grown) to elect the first black president, Barack Obama.
Also, other relatives (of a large Southern family) and friends have grown as they have accepted, with loving arms, the first bi-racial (African-American and white)child into our side of the family, my very own much loved first grandson, Justin, who is now 4,as well as the newest member of our family, my 10 day old grandson, Jaiden, who is also bi-racial.
my hood friends say that its different depending on how you end the word. If you end it with "er" it is apparently an insult, whereas ending in "a" instead of "er" it is a term you might use toward your friend.
I stay away from the word altogether but this is what i've been told.
Isn't that word supposed to be NO NO. My husband watches MTV and in some videos the African Americans songs use it. And sometimes even address each other by the N word. Is it ok for two Africans Americans to use against each other?
I blush n get embaressed jus hearing it on t.v dum, yeah
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