On the heels of the Paula Deen controversy and the racial slurs revealed in the George Zimmerman trial, CNN's Don Lemon will anchor “The N Word”, a provocative and honest debate. "The N Word" airs tonight 7p E.T. on CNN.
I get so upset when "someone" decides a certain group of letters making a word is deemed "unspeakable". After all, words are only a bunch of letters. Too bad if someone is upset by it. Remember the old adage:"Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me."
Don, If ur gona discuss the N word and white people using it. How about Eminem? And his bicultural following, and people singing his songs. So a white person cant sing a song cause it contains that word? This s the white rapper who now has all rappers trying to match what he has achieved. Are you going to tell a black person they cant sing any songs they like? But all white people cant sing songs from the most influential rappers of the last quarter century. I would like you to discuss this matter and specifically these issues about white people singing Eminem songs cause some contain the N word. He is a white person and his use of the word is accepted by the top rappers in our country and infact they embrace him and tour with him, including New York's Beloved rapper Jay-Z! If you are going to have this N word program, I don't know how you can without bringing Eminem into it.??
my thoughts on #PaulaDean......she not the first and d**n sure wont be the last white person to say #theNword and lastly.......i wonder if her merchandise is going to be taken off the shelf or clearance racked?? #ThatIsAll
Its offensive because true #patriots don't fly the flag of traitors to our country; for most people the flag represents bigotry and slave owning. Here's a great example of why it offensive ie... The Paula Deen scandal, we are losing our shit over her using #TheNWord, yet we celebrate a flag that pretty much says the same thing to the ancestor's of the slaves that this flag represented keeping in slavery, a lil clearer now why its offensive? Why is Waving the Confederate Flag Offensive?
"*****" and "******" are two different words. #theNword
by Wiiliam7/1/2013 11:04:05 PM
The hip hop culture has polluted the word with the word. The african american has lost control of the word it has become as generic as aspirin and cola. You mock white people as wiggers so deal with it.
watchin "the N word " with Don lemon on CNN #thenword interesting segment and im in a greement with the statement made that as we evolve with it , the offense level of it goes hand to hand with the context
It would go a long way if we started showing more outrage over ANY Race using the word,instead of using this idiotic ideology that Its okay for Blacks to use it because we're "reclaiming it" that is HUGE part of the problem right there.
I am a black man and I say that the "N" word should be die completely. No need for anyone regardless of race to use the word ever in any context. Especially if you call yourself a Christian. The only difference between the N word and cracker is its roots. Still equally offensive and demoralizing. Blacks should have never taken on the word to utilize as a term of endearment/buddy word/pet name in the first place.
Why are we debating whether it is ok for one race to use a derogatory racial term to describe another? It is not ok! However, if there are a group of blacks that have agreed it is ok for those in their group to use it with each other, so be it. Other races have derogatory racial terms for those in their race...craker, redneck, poor white trash...I am writing this to make a point and would never use those words to describe anyone. Some whites say it to themselves just as some blacks use "N" word with each other. I am black and I would never call another black person the "N" word because I have seen the meaning of the word, felt its hostility, and vowed not to repeat it.
My family, cajun Louisiana whites, used that word as a term of endearment. My grandmother never called me by my name. She called me "nigress". My Uncle was called Uncle T-Neg. My Dad was always known as "Black" and is still known as such, because of his dark complexion. Rarely did we hear the word used in a derogatory way. I shared this story with my 9th grade class I taught in a predominantly black school. The kids attitudes about their "white" teacher changed that day. The bottom line, 'we are all made in God's image, no matter what color, shape, nationality'. A word can't change that.
African American’s taught my daughter to say the word ******. When my daughter was 4 ½ she was attending a liberal mostly white Episcopal day care. Being a daycare that wanted to maintain a wide view of cultural diversity each year they gave scholarships to 2 black children from the head start program. The theory being that the 2 black children would be lifted up by the exposure to the education opportunity of the liberal progressive mostly white Episcopal daycare and that it would put them on the path to a better life On day I watched as she was playing with Black Barbie and white cracker Ken. Something was wrong in paradise as she was conducting a loud argument between the two lovebirds. Black Barbie was irate about something and there was nothing poor white bread Ken could do about it. I couldn’t help but be amazed at how She assumed the total posture and attitude of many of the Black women you see on TV. Her voice took on an Urban tone and slang of the streets. Suddenly she pulled her arm back and swung Black Barbie full force at wimpy white Ken knocking him to the floor. Then she jumped up on her feet, put one hand on her hip, gyrated her body and shook Black Barbie in the face of the prostate Ken and said,” You better stay there ******.” she was so loud, that her mother heard it in the kitchen and immediately came into the room looked at me and said, ” What has your father taught her” and then lit into poor child for saying the word ******. My daughter had a confused shocked look on her face about the whole thing and she quickly explained that Clarence and LaShonda, the two head start scholarship students, used the word, ****** all the time. I thought to myself that if the school in its quest for cultural diversity created this problem then it was going to be their responsibility to deal with the issue of the word, “******.” I was not going to get into some ridicules dialog with a 41/2 year old child about how, on one hand the word ****** was an insult when “she” said it and on the other it was some sort of code word and term of endearment when Clarence and LaShonda called each other Nword