Friday, February 25, 2011

The N Word !









Just 50 years ago we fought for equality . We had a purpose. There was honor in being BLACK. Being called a Nigga in the 1950's & 60's by a white person was the norm. As a people we stuggled for better. Our leaders put their lives on the line so we as a people could have the same rights as the next man. My How far we have come. We are able to sit anywhere we want on the bus. We can walk in through the front doors of our favorite establishments. Yet we get more comfortable by the day with allowing other races to use the "N" word. We have gained so much yet lost some of the most valuable things along the way. How do you feel about the "N" word ?

4 comments:

  1. I have mixed feelings about the "N" word. I on 1hand can understand how ppl who were part of the civil rts movement can be out raged at the sound of the word...but on the other hand I can c how the youth can say the word freely wit no regret....Anything that's said all the the time looses it's power and I think its kind of good to not let a word have control of how u feel self esteem wise..but Like I said on the other hand the word is still a negative reflection of what being black is supposed to represent...so like i said my feelings are mixed. Great Post!

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  2. I feel that the word is degrading whether it comes from a Black person's mouth or any other race. Growing up in the generation of "enslaved freedom" we all have gotten used to freely throwing it around. As I child so did I, until I took the time to really think about the history of the word. There is already barely any black history in our school systems, we should take more pride in the few history we have left to share. In the manner our ancestor's fought for us to.

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  3. Im sure we've all been called a Nigger once, straight to our face and Instead of acting up or some sh*t like the stereotypical African-American, we stood there in-silence, Prooufoundly Hurt and at-a-loss for words. I greatly think we should stop using the word as it stands for Nothing but Hate and discrimination and it flows perfectly with the degradation of the Negro race In the Media and in so called Hip-Hop. (watch Make it Rain By Travis Porter and you'll see what Im saying).

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  4. its a word.. one that needs to be spelled correctly and used in the proper sense.. i say nigger at least 20 times a day.. its powerful in getting people to WAKE UP.

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