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Thread: The Tabooed N-Word

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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    "black" isn't offensive.
    Depends on who you're talking to. I remember when it was ok to say, "colored", oh but don't say that **** now! You'll have hand-ringers pissing in their panties over it.

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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    When I was a kid, a boy at school called me a nigger. It hurt my feelings more than anything. I told my dad about it. He told me that I was only a nigger if I acted like a nigger, otherwise, don't worry about it when some dumbass calls me a nigger.

    I was in my 20's before I realized what he meant. I learned that there are alotta niggers in the world and they ain't all black.

    It's the niggers in the world that make life tough for the rest of us black folks. Every time we get something good going, a nigger comes along and ****s it up for us. Or, some white Liberal do-gooder.
    How do you specifically define the word?
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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Depends on who you're talking to. I remember when it was ok to say, "colored", oh but don't say that **** now! You'll have hand-ringers pissing in their panties over it.
    I don't view "colored" or "Negroes" as racist. Just old-school.
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    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    "black" isn't offensive.
    it obviously was to somebody. and if "black" isn't offensive, then why is "negro", which is just a spanish derivative of the word "black", offensive?
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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    How do you specifically define the word?
    "a worthless ass person who is a discredit to his own people".

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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I don't view "colored" or "Negroes" as racist. Just old-school.
    My BC says, "race, or color". Under that it says, "black".

    I never really considered myself all that old-school, till now. Thanks!!

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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    Quote Originally Posted by lewstherin View Post
    it obviously was to somebody. and if "black" isn't offensive, then why is "negro", which is just a spanish derivative of the word "black", offensive?
    I'm young but I don't recall when the word "Negro" was ever considered an offensive term.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    "a worthless ass person who is a discredit to his own people".
    Well in that definition it wouldn't be racist. However, for many people they view it as the original definition of a derogatory term towards people of African decent. I really do hate political correctness, and I think it's stupid when people get all up in arms over the use of the word in a joking manner (yet have no problem with terms like white-trash or chink being used). However, it still carries racial connotations that can be deeply offensive.
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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    Quote Originally Posted by lewstherin View Post
    yeah, but these definitions keep changing and changing. take the "black" experience, for example.
    at 1st, they were called "niggers" here. the pc crowd decided "nigger" was offensive. we then went to "colored". the coloreds were
    happy with that. then some PC moron comes along and says....no..."colored" is offensive. we want the black man to be called "negro".
    so then the black man was happy with that. and then another PC twerp comes along and says........no, "negro" is offensive.
    then we went to "black". and the blacks were happy with that. but noooooooooooooo....then some driveling moron comes around and says
    no...."black" is offensive. we then went to "african american"...whatever the hell that means.
    sooooooooooooooooooo.......what's next? how long will it be before "african american" becomes offensive and we have to switch out again?
    Nigger is a racial epithet - it's not a matter of PC. There are words in every language that are meant as insults some of those insults are based in race, "nigger" is one of those words. This has nothing to do with political correctness, it has to do with the definition and use of the term.

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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I'm young but I don't recall when the word "Negro" was ever considered an offensive term.
    oh. well...just conduct yourself an experiment. walk around downtown baltimore and address every black person you see as a "negro".
    see what kind of reactions you get.
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