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||[Jul. 28th, 2007|10:14 am]
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Over in ONTD I read about the comedian Mo'Nique and how she uses the N word. |
She says, "Do I use the word n$#@%r? Yes, in my comedy routine and in life because it's our word. Here's the thing. We need to stop giving people the power over that word. We take it and turn it around to make it beautiful. You see, they gave us that word back then. They called us n$#@%r back then.
"So yes, I hold on to it. And I say it to the n$#@%rs, keep doing your thing with pride and honor. Look how we overcame. Her name is Oprah Winfrey. His name is Shawn Carter. Her name is Condoleezza Rice. Look at them n$#@%rs."
My question to you is, do you think this is appropriate? For one thing, if the black community as a whole wanted n****r to be a good word, wouldn't they encourage the use of it? Wouldn't it use being restricted to the black community in itself be just as racist? In all honest I don't see other races, or genders and whatnot, trying to take a negative word (spic, or chink, or fag, or cunt for example) and make it into a positive thing. But then, you don't have the stigma against the other words. A lot of people will say 'the N word' or type it with * like I did above. Most have no qualms with typing out the whole of other derogatory words.
I personally think it's bullshit. The only way to truly get rid of these words is to not use them, ever, no matter what the word be. If children never hear the word nigger or fag, then they won't know it exists, and then won't use it, now will they?