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    Re: Is the "n word" a racist term regardless of the context?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i think it is, regardless of the context. i think some people like to use it for shock value, not that they are necessarily racist, but the word IS inherently racist.
    So when one black guy refers to another black guy as 'n-word', he's being racist?

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    Re: Is the "n word" a racist term regardless of the context?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i think it is, regardless of the context. i think some people like to use it for shock value, not that they are necessarily racist, but the word IS inherently racist.
    So you would say the same to African Americans who now use it as a term for pride? They have turned something that many associate with negativity into something fairly positive. Are you saying that they are racist? Because that must be the case if the term is inherently racist.

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    Re: Is the "n word" a racist term regardless of the context?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    I've heard people say that as well. Which means that it isn't a racist term regardless of the context.
    When white people use it, I cringe.

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    Re: Is the "n word" a racist term regardless of the context?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    So you would say the same to African Americans who now use it as a term for pride? They have turned something that many associate with negativity into something fairly positive. Are you saying that they are racist? Because that must be the case if the term is inherently racist.
    frankly, i think it's a disgusting term, used by anyone. racist when used by non blacks, yes, for what would ever be a legitimate reason to use the word?

    as for racist when used by blacks? hmm.....no, i guess not.....but i don't have black friends or family who use that term.

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    Re: Is the "n word" a racist term regardless of the context?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    When white people use it, I cringe.
    I cringe when anyone uses a term like that in a derogatory sense. For instance, one day when I was at work, one of my co-workers was talking about how much he dislikes Obama and how he watched the news and saw "all them niggers lining up eagerly to vote for him." To me, that is racist. I don't see how that can be taken any other way. It made me cringe and I was kind of boggled all day that people like that still exist. While many around where I live have fairly racist views, they aren't usually that out in the open with them. I personally don't use the word because, while I don't think the term is inherently racist, I realize that there are people who get offended by the word regardless of the context and I wouldn't want to go out of my way to offend anyone.

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    Re: Is the "n word" a racist term regardless of the context?

    Nope, not racist.....

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    Re: Is the "n word" a racist term regardless of the context?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    frankly, i think it's a disgusting term, used by anyone. racist when used by non blacks, yes, for what would ever be a legitimate reason to use the word?

    as for racist when used by blacks? hmm.....no, i guess not.....but i don't have black friends or family who use that term.
    It is a disgusting term because it was made that way by people in the past. People automatically associate the term with negativity. I don't think that the word in and of itself is inherently racist or evil. It's just a word. No word should be given that much power. Of course, it's fairly easy for me to say this because I don't have a history with that word and it doesn't affect me the same way that it affects others. This is primarily why I don't say it because I don't want to offend anyone.

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    Re: Is the "n word" a racist term regardless of the context?

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    Nope, not racist.....
    Frankly, I wouldn't take your assessment on the issue anymore than I would someone like David Duke. Considering that your former nickname was Coon County and from what I and others have seen on this board, you clearly hold racist views...or you are just attention starved.

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    Re: Is the "n word" a racist term regardless of the context?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    That may be true but if used in a fit of anger, to insult, it doesn't necessarily fulfill the qualifications of it being racist.
    seems to me if used by a white person it would always be used to insult, if not shock. why use it at all?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

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    Re: Is the "n word" a racist term regardless of the context?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    seems to me if used by a white person it would always be used to insult, if not shock. why use it at all?
    I'm sorry, but that makes no sense to me. So let's say for instance there was a book, movie, record album or whatever that has that word in the title. If I repeat that title out loud to someone because I am referencing that particular item, it means that I'm using it to insult or shock? Give me a break.

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