It is just a word, it only has the power that you place in it.
To place that much significance in a word is idi0tic.
There are a few people who have been killed by coyotes.
Naturally we are so much bigger we should always prevail even against a pack of coyotes,
what has happened is that some people are no longer able to fight back and defend themselves
because they no longer know what it is to fight back.
It is simply a word. It only has power if you give it power.
Don't know why you think anybody thinks its acceptable, why do you think incognito is being punished right now? And I haven't seen a single poster say Incognito shouldn't be punished at all for using that word, although many would argue the punishment is too harsh and I might agree depending on the context the word was used in.
I think the media is making a lot of noise about that message than it needs to be....I'm disappointed in the black players in that locker room who allowed that word to be used as if it was normal.....no excuse for it.....Richie is not a racist
To be honest, if a black man called Martin a half-******, it would be just as offensive because it's an insult directed squarely at his race as if it were a bad thing. People of mixed races often face discrimination from both sides.
Look, if Incognito was trashing his ability to play, intestinal fortitude, etc., fine. There is simply no excusing what he said. Nor the alleged extortion, but that's on more players than just Incognito.
Black men can call each other N words, but now a white guy can't use the term? Never mind in todays youth culuture the word is now used as a greeting or to label a friend.
"Whats up my N-", "These my N-, we got each others back" etc etc....
Notice no one flipped out when Packers players said everyone underestimates Jordy Nelson because "he's fast for a white boy".
Oh the hypocrasy!
Let me go tell someone "Hey, pretty smart for a black man"
"What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul."
I have friends who are "coloured" all from South Africa they call themselves "coloured" - when I am hanging out with them i feel "coloured" by association -> they may not appreciate that but that's how I feel -> no I have not gone through the ugly side of being Colured in S.A -> so I shouldn't feel coloured but when you are largely associatiing with coloured guys you feel a bit of their plight and you associate based on being let in to the pack. So white dudes hanging around black guys hearing N----------- this and that.... may also forget that they are just included and are not actually black..., and have no right to use the N----- word. But I hear that N word all the time in Calgary by some black guys and I am like in my mind thinking - wow, I would think you wouldn't want to use that word that you would like that word to go away.... Forever.... So I figure that word used by a Black guy invokes a "pride" that is good and that word "coloured" invokes pride from a coloured man and when a Native Indian calls one of his Native friends "Injun" -> it is because there is healthy pride behind it.
No one chose their colour - we are one big brotherhood - that treats each other like crap unfortunately
Originally Posted by SkapePhin - Here is one thing I will guarantee... When all is said and done, Jeff Ireland will be viewed as a better Dolphins GM than Dennis Hickey. Take that to the bank. Buckle up folks! (26/01/2014)