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Parks moves to ban use of N-word in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Wave ^ | 11/8/2007

Posted on 11/10/2007 8:58:00 PM PST by South40

LOS ANGELES — City Councilman Bernard Parks Tuesday introduced a resolution symbolically banning the “N” word in Los Angeles.

Nearly a year ago, Michael Richards, who played Kramer on “Seinfeld” repeatedly used the word when he took on a heckler during a stand-up routine at the Laugh Factory and, last week, reality-television figure Duane “Dog” Chapman was excoriated for his use of the derogatory term for blacks.

On Friday, the City Council will vote on the resolution, which is similar to a ban called for by the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Los Angeles.

The word “connotes a lazy person with no self respect or regard for family, a person who is ignorant, stupid, slow moving, does not speak proper English and has childlike qualities,” Parks wrote in the resolution.

“The council of the city of Los Angeles encourages the residents of Los Angeles to cease using the ‘N’ word and to encourage all others whom they may encounter in their daily routine to cease from using the word as well.''

Richards made national headlines after cell phone video of the Nov. 17 confrontation came to light. He later made an appearance via satellite on the “Late Show with David Letterman” for the sole purpose of apologizing for his rudeness. In July, he announced that he had retired from standup comedy.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: losangeles; nword; speechcodes
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To: South40
The word “connotes a lazy person with no self respect or regard for family, a person who is ignorant, stupid, slow moving, does not speak proper English and has childlike qualities,” Parks wrote in the resolution.

That describes Jesse and Al to a tee.

51 posted on 11/11/2007 2:43:24 AM PST by Uncle Meat
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To: Intolerant in NJ
What's really frustrating is when a movie uses it in such a way that the plot nearly turns on THAT WORD - and then, when the movie airs on network, something else gets substituted..

I was watching The Longest Yard where the dreaded "NNNNN"word was bleeped out several times,but you sure could hear cracker loud and clear.

52 posted on 11/11/2007 2:48:22 AM PST by Uncle Meat
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To: beezdotcom

I was channel surfing earlier, and was surprised to see/hear on one of the cable channels the movie “Bad Boys II” with Will
Smith and Martin Lawrence, and they used the n-word ALL OVER the place! And it wasn’t censored out! Could it be that the infamous n-word is nudging into the mainstream and will cease to be a ‘hate’ word before too long?


53 posted on 11/11/2007 1:06:15 PM PST by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom and proud RUSH REPUBLICAN! WIN, FRED, WIN!!!)
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To: South40
Parks moves to ban use of N-word in Los Angeles

Then all the black youth will wind up in prison. Some day we'll look back on this as the same kind of wackiness as women parading into bars with axes and busting things up in the name of "temperance". Ha ha ha.
54 posted on 11/11/2007 1:09:49 PM PST by aruanan
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To: South40
Bans a word, but does nothing on sanctuary. Dope is too kind for this boob.
55 posted on 11/11/2007 5:26:06 PM PST by 359Henrie (38 million illegals create a big carbon footprint. The real inconvenient truth.)
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To: South40

Noogie or nougat?


56 posted on 11/11/2007 5:34:50 PM PST by MortMan (Have a pheasant plucking day!)
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To: Terpfen

Compton is mostly hispanic now too.


57 posted on 11/11/2007 5:40:08 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: peggybac

I cracked up when someone called me that once.


58 posted on 11/11/2007 5:44:33 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: finch
"It’s hard to believe that Parks was actually the L.A. police chief."

And it's even harder to believe he is now an LA councilman.

Total mediocrity is still on the ascendancy in LA government. Parks is a total zero, as are most of what passes for LA city officials these days.

59 posted on 11/11/2007 5:57:09 PM PST by Czar ( StillFedUptotheTeeth@Washington)
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