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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The word "Nigger"

Listen guys, this has gone on long enough.  The more we act extremely offended by the word "nigger", the more power we give it.  We need to start using the word and take away its power.  There are plenty of other words that should rightfully be as offensive.  There are other groups of people we are fine stereotyping and using racist terms for.  Let's put an end to this and take the power away from the word "nigger".

First off, the more we use a word, the less power it has.  Saying "Oh my God!", or "Jesus Christ!" used to be a horrible sin.  Now, you hear it constantly.  The word "shyster" is actually anti-semitic.  It is (or was) used to refer to Jewish lawyers, or Jews in general, but many people would not think twice about using it.  Let's remember that the Holocaust happened more recently than slavery in America.  In real life, I know plenty of Jewish people (maybe you do too), that do not give a damn if you use the word "shyster" or any other anti-semitic word.  The word is used frequently and has lost its power.  Let's take that power away from the word "nigger"!

Aside from slavery, people will argue that it is wrong to use words that "make fun of" people who can not change the way they are.  Really? I hear the word "retard" constantly.  I think we can all agree that a person with a mental disability has the least control of "changing who they are".  The word retard is used constantly.  You can say that it has a different meaning, or you are not saying it to be offensive.  Let's give "nigger" a different meaning.  Let's make the word "nigger" so stupidly overused that no one would actually be offended by it.

Are you offended? Read the article again.  Say the word "nigger" out loud.  It shouldn't have power.  It doesn't have to.  People choose to give it power.  If you are scared to say it, or are offended by it no matter the context, you are giving it power.  Get over it! Everyone needs to get over it.  We are a new generation. Many of us are not racist,  Many of us have no reason to be overly sensitive.  We have already taken the power away from many, many former "offensive" words, let's kill "nigger".

7 comments:

  1. How does such a silly word have so much power?

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  2. i would not be offended if someone called me that way..

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  3. It's amazing how a simple word can have so much power behind it...nice post.

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  4. Yeah, yet there are so many black guys that keep calling themself n*****s and I find this somehow stupid from them. But well, I never called anyone with the N word before.

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