Skip to comments.Parks moves to ban use of N-word in Los Angeles
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.
That describes Jesse and Al to a tee.
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.
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?
Noogie or nougat?
Compton is mostly hispanic now too.
I cracked up when someone called me that once.
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.