Skip to comments.FReep This Poll! Do you think the NAACP's funeral for the 'N-word' will reduce its use?
Posted on 07/10/2007 4:56:51 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
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Do you think the NAACP's funeral for the 'N-word' will reduce its use?
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Do you think the NAACP’s funeral for the ‘N-word’ will reduce its use?
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Only if they quit using it. I quit a LONG time ago. In fact, don’t remember when I ever did use it. But I thought it.
Related news article....
NAACP delegates ‘bury’ N-word in Detroit public ceremony: ‘We’re taking it out of our spirit’
North County Times - Nation / World
As long as I hear it used all too frequently in the African-American community? Nope.
I don’t think ghetto rappers like “Snoop” Dog are on the same page as the NAACP.
Maybe the NAACP ought to bury rappers?
Burying words? Yea, that is a serious solution.
Actually, the funeral will increase the use. People talked more about John Ritter after his. I hadn’t even heard of Kurt Cobain or River Phoenix until their funerals. Look what Elvis’ funeral did for him!
he newspapers can have a long obit, retrospectives, and yearly reminders. Also, relatives (wop, kike, frog, towel-head, etc.) will be invited to respond to queries. No, the word is now immortal, along with James Dean, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley.
In any event, aren’t we supposed to say “nothing bad about the dead?”
OK (and if fact encouraged) if and only if you are black.
Political suicide if you are not.
That's the way I see it.
Jason Whitlock (KC Star) was on TV yesterday, pleading for blacks to stop using this term, as it shows disrespect when they speak to each other in this manner. Some other black “professor” from whatever university (sorry I didn’t pay closer attention now) was vehemently against that logic, stating that it was just fine for blacks to use this term amongst themselves, as long as it’s only THEY who do so. Yet he and others do not seem to care that it is so demeaning, and just perpetuates their own disrespectful views of themselves and their peers.
Whitlock is the same guy we saw so much of during the Imus fiasco. Every time I’ve seen him since that time, he’s always made sense.
With liberals and rappers alive and kicking, the word will be raised from the dead.
Looks more like a desperate move on their part to attract attention, and raise money. It’s getting alot of free advertising. If anything it’s probably added to the use of the word by the mere fact of this being a story.
Is this a bilateral funeral or are they going to still call themselves it too? Idiots
As long as there is gangsta rap, fuhgeddabaddit! It won’t end.
The word itself is a degradation of the word "negro"(Latin root; meaning "black)." Its initial usage was among the poor and uneducated, including slaves, and grew to have additional meanings through the travail of slavery, the civil war and Jim Crow. Today its degraded and emotionally loaded meaning is kept alive by our focus on it.
I firmly believe that we give power to racists idiots every time we regard this word as something more than it really is; a somewhat distasteful reminder of a evil and stupid practice now consigned to the ash-heap of American history. As a society we should not empower racists by giving this word value it does not deserve. We should take this word out in the light of day and laugh and jeer at any rube that actually trys to use it. Only then will the coffin lid finally close on slavery and racism.
I’m sure the top 10 Rap albums will still contain the “N” word as well as “ho” and “bitches”. Instead of this meaningless symbolism the NAACP should have Bill Cosby as their headline speaker and be pushing his agenda for African Americans to clean up their own act.
I admit, I can be a cusser. If I am mad enough I can hang with a sailor, but even at my angriest I never ever use the “n” word, or the two “c” words. I hate those words.
5% - 95%
“I think it is a mistake to make so much of a simple word.”
In a PC world, the word used trumps everything. Meaning, intent and context are nothing.
OK, I can work with this sort of logic. This has to mean that it's also OK for non-blacks to use the word whenever they want to, as long as they keep it among themselves and don't call a black person that to his or her face.
Hey, isn't that how it really works anyway? That just kind of takes the PC right out of it, and re-establishes "guys' rules" - meaning you never say anything to somebody else that might result in getting punched out.
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AMEN! I wish more white people were like you.
Somehow, I don’t think the funeral from an outdated, racist organization will have any effect on the big money making “artists” who say that the word is part of their culture.
Ditto, but I hear it all the time on MTV
Is it alright to use ‘niggardly’?
If we are gonna continue cutting out usable words, we don’t want to get too niggardly about it.
The more an antagonizer nows it bothers them, the more they will use it.
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