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Oh boy, another one of these debates of why the "N" word is unacceptable in this context...View attachment 2537750
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"Consider also that on KF, you hang out with people who really believe that black folk are animals."
I don't get this fucking mentally ill moron accusing random people of being a kiwi
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This will be fun to unpack and dissect. Me being African-American, I think I can give a take on the usage of the N word in both contexts. However, please do not take this as absolute fact or truth, rather as perspective.
Language has power and intent with context and history behind it. The term "nigger" derives from several cultural translations meaning "black." However, "nigger" is now oft-accepted as a derogatory slur towards African-Americans and for good reason. When used during the 20th century, it had negative connotation with its usage to ridicule, demean, and disgust towards African-Americans because of their skin tone. I still think it does. So, I agree with the sentiment that "nigger" has an ugly meaning and intent behind it.
On this date, we look at the history of word “nigger” in America, a word that still sits at the center of anti-Black verbal distortions. *Note: some of the content in this writing may be offensive to children.
However, there is a counter for that argument recently created by society. If it's wrong for one person to say it, why is it okay for another person to utter it? I'm referring to the African-American dialect of "nigga." The argument made with Blacks using it towards each other is appropriating an ugly term into a term meaning endearment or camaraderie. Okay, fair enough. You're called something enough times, no matter the context, you grow used to it.
Where it gets muddy is again, who is allowed to say it and why. Urban culture uses "nigga" as a substitute for brother or fellow, enough to where hip hop and gangsta rap brought it to the mainstream. I've heard nigga used to intent negativity to incite hostility among other feelings. Now the crux of the issue comes into Internet culture. In short, because I've talked a lot as is, it's now used as coarse language akin to a swear word. Again, for very good reason.
I believe both usages of the N word are offensive, low-brow and derogatory. However, context matters immensely for any term. So, I don't necessarily see myself troubled with EVERY usage of "nigger" or "nigga," such as usage for comedy or political correctness. Execution, context and intent matter.
I would love to have a discussion about this, either publicly or privately.