11.28.2006

Flashback

I posted this about a year ago, but today's proclamation by the Rev. Jesse Jackson (that all black entertainers, including comedians and rap artists, should abandon the use of the "n word") made me think of it. The news report starts a tad bit slow but when the white guy starts explaining, with the aid of handmade graphics, why he used the word "nigga" it becomes 100% gold.

20 comments:

greta said...

They should abandon the word. Everyone should. It is toooooo controversial.

Anonymous said...

Greta, can we still use the word niggardly?

Anonymous said...

There's a bunch of words I don't care for. For example, snicker-doodle. Borax is another. Sometimes when I hear someone say "popcorn," I go crazy. Maybe I can get some people behind me, get organized, and really make some changes. What we've really got to do is keep people from thinking bad things. I say jail time for 1st offenses, castration for two-timers, and death for repeat offenders. All right, who's with me?

and your point is? said...

I hate the word Fart, I hate any curse word when people put GOD in front of it, I hate the word pregnant, can I get someone fired for using those words!? Please! How about there tongue cut out for saying a word that I don't like?

Anonymous said...

Mickey Mouse wears a Jesse Jackson watch.

Anonymous said...

Don't we have FREE SPEECH here? You can't just "delete" a word from an established vocabulary! A WORD is just that...nothing else. I believe the black folk have their WORDS for the honky folks...right? Richards should have said... "yep...that's what I said... deal with it!" Instead..he's comtemplating COUNSELING? for gosh sakes! (in my opinion...anyone who listens to or heeds Jesse Jackson's anything...does need counseling.)

Anonymous said...

I'll say whatever the hell I want, and you dumbass right-wingers cant do shit about it. Never forget that.

Anonymous said...

What's funny is this--the people who will be impacted the MOST by this "ban", is going to be the BLACK entertainers, comedians, etc., who are the ones GUILTY of using it the most!! Again, almost all of our remaining racists in this country are--minorities.

Anonymous said...

9:52 you can get the shit beat out of you too. Never forget that. LOL!!

Anonymous said...

its ok, we get a new word for different races every few years anyway, didnt kramer also get in trouble during his first appology for using afro-american, i guess it offended someones hair.
im through with the pc im just gonna try to respect everyone
but im sure ill offend someone before the day is over.

Anonymous said...

Get the sh*t beat out of me? For saying n*gger? Hmmmm. Which is worse? Uttering the offending word or the assault?

Somebody bring up something about freedom? What universe are you living in? Hardy-har-har...

N*gga!

Anonymous said...

9:03 you are obviously a n*gga!!

Anonymous said...

nig‧ger  /ˈnɪgər/
—Usage note The term nigger is now probably the most offensive word in English. Its degree of offensiveness has increased markedly in recent years, although it has been used in a derogatory manner since at least the Revolutionary War. Definitions 1a, 1b, and 2 represent meanings that are deeply disparaging and are used when the speaker deliberately wishes to cause great offense. Definition 1a, however, is sometimes used among African-Americans in a neutral or familiar way. Definition 3 is not normally considered disparaging—as in “The Irish are the niggers of Europe” from Roddy Doyle's The Commitments—but the other uses are considered contemptuous and hostile.
–noun 1. Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a. a black person.
b. a member of any dark-skinned people.

2. Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a person of any race or origin regarded as contemptible, inferior, ignorant, etc.
3. a victim of prejudice similar to that suffered by blacks; a person who is economically, politically, or socially disenfranchised.

Anonymous said...

nig·ger
Used as a disparaging term for a Black person: “You can only be destroyed by believing that you really are what the white world calls a nigger” (James Baldwin).
Used as a disparaging term for a member of any dark-skinned people.
Used as a disparaging term for a member of any socially, economically, or politically deprived group of people: “Gun owners are the new niggers... of society” (John Aquilino).

Anonymous said...

Heh-heh. Now that I know exactly what it means, am I allowed to say it without getting the n*gga-sh*t pounded out of me? Heh-heh.

Anonymous said...

11:26 lets do a practice run tell you what walk up to lets see ummm...maybe Flozell Adams, or ummm... Emmitt Smith... Snoop Dogg oh any black male will do and give it a try just for curiosity sake of course. Good luck with that buddy, I mean dumbass.

Anonymous said...

Not any worse than anything else you could call someone... dumbass. I think the point was why should anyone be beaten simply for uttering a racial epithet? And why would you assume that any black man would be willing and/or able to beat up a white guy (or anyone for that matter)just for calling them something that blacks say to each other frequently? Do you believe blacks are superior to whites in any way? Or vice versa?

Personally, I think getting a beating from a grown man is far worse than calling someone a name. Now honestly, don't you think so too?

What verbal behavior would cause you to raise your fists (feet, whatever) and put another person's life in danger? Who needs the counseling here? The pummeler or the pummee? Or maybe you?

Anonymous said...

true I'm sure they would just look at you for the dumbass that you are and know that all though you think you are superior, that in fact is what makes you less.

cracker said...

Why on God's green earth would anybody give Jessie Jackson any creditability ? Was he not the "person" who was Tappin some ass other than his own right after Clinton was Tappin in the oval office ? Do they belong to some swingers club that IS politicly correct ? I would never say sorry to a hipocrit like that ! Look at the plank in your eye before looking at the splinter in your neighbors eye !!!!!! Get real america !

Anonymous said...

Last Word: N*IGGA!