I'm not speaking from my personal experience and expressing it as fact. You've already acknowledged the possibility that some people use it as a term of endearment when you said that anyone who does so has some serious growing up to do. You've already proven yourself wrong. Seriously, how are you not comprehending this?
Truthfully, Patrick, I don't think there is any "good" use of this word, even when the intentions are friendly.
However, I view the word itself to be racially loaded and so I do try to avoid using it.
Still,.. I have and I continue to use it when I get mad enough at someone. Oddly enough,.. nine times out of ten,.. that "someone" is something other than black.
I'm no more proud of using the word than I am of my temper. But the truth is the truth.
Last edited by Chuz Life; 03-09-10 at 05:12 PM.
The only time I've ever used the term was to reference something that someone said, the title of something, etc.Still,.. I have and continue to use it when I get mad enough at someone. Oddly enough,.. nine times out of ten,.. that "someone" is something other than black.
No, regardless of context when a liberal democrat such as Robert C Byrd uses it, it is not racist. Never mind the fact that Byrd is the Senate's only Klansman, it's not racist when Byrd uses it. Never mind the fact that Byrd led the Democrats' filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it's not racist when Byrd uses it.
Democrats can't be racist, not even Democrats that spend two full decades listening, by personal choice, to a hate-mongering preacher condeming white folks.
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