"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
Though my view is not PC, I only associate the n-word with African American gang bangers or the like.
An honest living African American is not deserving of the term. They deserve the respect of every other person.
I have nothing against African Americans but gang bangers of any race make me mad.
Take any word out there.
Only when the person writing or speaking it means it in a derogatory manner does it become so.
That said, some words have gained a certain amount of inherent negativity, due to their popularization as such in most persons thinking.
For example, if I hear the word “nigger”, I automatically think “Is that person racist?”
I then examine further possibilities, while still having that first thought in the back of my mind.
So, in general, it is a negative word to use. Although I am sure there is a positive way to use it…
Last edited by The Mark; 03-09-10 at 03:46 PM.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
Anyone, black or white, that thinks there's any kind of positive connotation to the word, "nigger", has alotta growing up to do.
Whether or not you think they are grown up has nothing to do with it. If they mean it as a term of endearment, they mean it as a term of endearment. Your personal opinion of it has no bearing on that.Anyone, black or white, that thinks there's any kind of positive connotation to the word, "nigger", has alotta growing up to do.