Actually...without using the 'you niggaz' word, our current president, a very intelligent clean articulate black man, quite often slips into homey talk when addressing certain crowds...doesnt seem to be a big deal. Im waiting for somebody to slip up and shout out "whaddup bitchez!!!"
If the President addressed Congress and sang the chorus to Dr. Dre's "Bitch Ass Niggaz", I'd applaud.....after I picked my ass up off the floor.
I'm not telling Bill Cosby he shouldn't be upset at the ubiquitous use of the word in the black community. Thunder is speaking in absolutes about it. I am not. Of course black people can still use it in an insulting manner towards each other. That isn't the common context it is used in though.
This is an absolute, but thanks for clarifying.
Originally Posted by Thorgasm
It's not self-loathing. They are taking power away from the word when they use it. It is the context it is used in that is important.
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
would you ever insult a black person on how dark his skin is?
Now this is a straw man. You were talking about black on black interactions. I spoke about white on white interactions. Now you want to switch it up and make it black and white interactions which is pointless because your original point was about racial self-loathing.
Originally Posted by Jerry
The Amish are light-years ahead of the rest of the human race.