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FReep This Poll! Do you think the NAACP's funeral for the 'N-word' will reduce its use?
North County Times/The Californian ^ | July 10, 2007 | North County Times/The Californian

Posted on 07/10/2007 4:56:51 AM PDT by DogByte6RER

FReep This Poll!

Do you think the NAACP's funeral for the 'N-word' will reduce its use?

Yes

No

Not sure

(Excerpt) Read more at nctimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: freeppoll; freespeech; ghetto; hiphop; naacp; nosubstance; nword; poll; racism; rapmusic; rappers; slur; symbolicgestures
To vote, go to the North County Times/The Californian homepage link provided.

On the homepage, scroll downm a bit and look for the poll on the right hand side.

Vote your choice.

1 posted on 07/10/2007 4:56:54 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
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Current poll results...

Yes (5 Votes, 11%)

No (42 Votes, 89%)

Not sure (0 Votes, 0%)


2 posted on 07/10/2007 4:58:28 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Do you think the NAACP’s funeral for the ‘N-word’ will reduce its use?
Yes
(5 Votes, 10%)
No
(46 Votes, 90%)
Not sure (0 Votes, 0%)


3 posted on 07/10/2007 4:59:11 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: DogByte6RER

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.


4 posted on 07/10/2007 5:00:33 AM PDT by SnarlinCubBear ("Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil." -- Thomas Mann)
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Related news article....

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2007/07/09/news/nation/12_44_217_9_07.txt

NAACP delegates ‘bury’ N-word in Detroit public ceremony: ‘We’re taking it out of our spirit’

North County Times - Nation / World


5 posted on 07/10/2007 5:00:54 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Definitely not.


6 posted on 07/10/2007 5:01:25 AM PDT by DungeonMaster (Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.)
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To: DogByte6RER

As long as I hear it used all too frequently in the African-American community? Nope.


7 posted on 07/10/2007 5:02:38 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: SnarlinCubBear

Yeah...

I don’t think ghetto rappers like “Snoop” Dog are on the same page as the NAACP.

Maybe the NAACP ought to bury rappers?


8 posted on 07/10/2007 5:03:33 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER
"Sticks and Stones...."

Burying words? Yea, that is a serious solution.

9 posted on 07/10/2007 5:06:23 AM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: DogByte6RER

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?”


10 posted on 07/10/2007 5:08:03 AM PDT by sittnick (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: DogByte6RER
As far as I can see the "Hollywood PC Rulebook" defines the appropriate use of the N-Word as follows:

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.

11 posted on 07/10/2007 5:10:00 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: DogByte6RER
It will not work because African Americans use the word mostly and everyone knows that does not apply to them. Remember Tavis Smiley himself says they are an emotional people and that excuses anything they do.
12 posted on 07/10/2007 5:10:51 AM PDT by gunnedah
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To: gunnedah

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.


13 posted on 07/10/2007 5:17:50 AM PDT by Joann37
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To: DogByte6RER

With liberals and rappers alive and kicking, the word will be raised from the dead.


14 posted on 07/10/2007 5:18:53 AM PDT by 4CJ (Annoy a liberal, honour Christians and our gallant Confederate dead)
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To: DogByte6RER

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.


15 posted on 07/10/2007 5:20:19 AM PDT by period end of story (Well: where do we go from here?)
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To: DogByte6RER

Is this a bilateral funeral or are they going to still call themselves it too? Idiots


16 posted on 07/10/2007 5:30:22 AM PDT by stm (Fred Thompson in 08! Return our country to the era of Reagan Conservatism)
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To: DogByte6RER

As long as there is gangsta rap, fuhgeddabaddit! It won’t end.


17 posted on 07/10/2007 5:38:51 AM PDT by NRA1995 (To Congress and Mr. President: This is OUR country, and don't you forget it!)
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To: DogByte6RER
I think it is a mistake to make so much of a simple word.

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.

18 posted on 07/10/2007 5:46:06 AM PDT by Dogrobber
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To: DogByte6RER

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.


19 posted on 07/10/2007 5:48:25 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: SnarlinCubBear

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.


20 posted on 07/10/2007 5:55:22 AM PDT by panthermom (DUNCAN HUNTER 2008)
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To: DogByte6RER

5% - 95%


21 posted on 07/10/2007 5:56:42 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Dogrobber

“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.


22 posted on 07/10/2007 6:17:59 AM PDT by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: dynachrome

poll ping


23 posted on 07/10/2007 6:18:35 AM PDT by backinthefold (yeesh)
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To: DogByte6RER
N-Word Please!
24 posted on 07/10/2007 6:19:38 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Joann37
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.

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.

25 posted on 07/10/2007 6:25:42 AM PDT by Kenton (All vices in moderation. I don't want to overdo any but I don't want to skip any either.)
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To: DogByte6RER; 2ndDivisionVet; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; AmericaUnite; ...
I, for one, will never use the word "nagger" again! Thanks to backinthefold for the ping!

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26 posted on 07/10/2007 6:27:20 AM PDT by dynachrome (Henry Bowman is right.)
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To: Dogrobber

AMEN! I wish more white people were like you.


27 posted on 07/10/2007 6:27:22 AM PDT by TypeZoNegative (Trinidad&Tobago: Proof that a Muslim minority (5%pop) causes a majority of a country's problems.)
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To: DogByte6RER

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.


28 posted on 07/10/2007 6:36:47 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: SnarlinCubBear
I quit a LONG time ago. In fact, don’t remember when I ever did use it.

Ditto, but I hear it all the time on MTV

29 posted on 07/10/2007 6:45:06 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: dynachrome

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.


30 posted on 07/10/2007 7:10:26 AM PDT by period end of story (Well: where do we go from here?)
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To: dynachrome

32 posted on 07/10/2007 7:20:50 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Dogrobber

The more an antagonizer nows it bothers them, the more they will use it.


33 posted on 07/10/2007 7:24:24 AM PDT by Son House ( Democrats are Hostile to Tax Payers.)
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To: mmichaels1970

One of the great SP shows!


34 posted on 07/10/2007 7:35:22 AM PDT by dynachrome (Henry Bowman is right.)
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To: dynachrome

Yes
(11 Votes, 4%)
No
(237 Votes, 94%)
Not sure
(3 Votes, 1%)


35 posted on 07/10/2007 8:11:25 AM PDT by toldyou
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