"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."
Back when I was in college, every February there were signs and posters around campus celebrating Black History Month. One year, some idiot (or idiots) went around and defaced some of the signs with racist messages. Being that the college has a relatively small student population (around 2500), this became a pretty big deal and there ended up being a social forum about it where people were free to express their thoughts on the issue. The last guy to speak was a popular African American who was a DJ at the college radio station and had a rap/hip hop show (I think it was weekly). Anyway, he went on this rant about how every single time he hears the n word, he is offended, and the crowd gave him a standing ovation. I wouldn't have minded except for the fact that he claimed that hearing the word always offended him.....and yet he was a fan of music where that word was used freely. I understand that context is important, but it is just such a slippery slope for a word to sometimes be deemed "okay", and sometimes "not okay".
Please enlighten me as to how other races and religions have "gotten past it." Maybe you'll bring up the Jews? Did they stop celebrating Passover? Certainly they've stopped blabbering on about the Exodus, right?
its not but this is a private conversation, if Martin used the same word with incognito and I have a feeling he did (incognito said he has texts from Martin as evidence) then whats the issue. these are friends calling each other a term showing love for each other as friends. that's like a black friend calling me a cracker which has happened, I have no issue with it. in the end its the interpretation of that word by that individual. its immature but hey who am I to judge your friendship. in a public setting its never ok but this was private between friends
IMO the N word should be banned from use by ALL races. Its discrimination no matter who uses it.
But when someone a white man slips out the N- word....well here comes the NAACP and Rev. Sharpton for the cameras.
It seems more and more black community is preventing itself to move "forward".
Once again, nothing wrong with remembering your past and celebrating your heritage and roots.
On the flip, I guess I should be forever hatefull of Germans and Japanese because my ancestors fought against them for freedom?
The fact that people have the feel to analyze its meaning so often just sheds more light into the misunderstanding of the word.