If you truly knew what the N-word meant to our ancestors, you’d NEVER use it It was used and still can be used to make us hate ourselves
Please see various comments below regarding the use of the N-word, what say you?
Black Rappers And The Use Of The N-Word
“Women have succeeded in using “bitch” in various registers to express different meanings, including an address of endearment or familiarity. When used by men however, the word is offensive in all registers because historically, it has been used by men to belittle and degrade women.”
Remy Ma Clarifies Saying That Anyone Can Use The N-Word As Long As It's Not Malicious
OK. I seriously despair at the fact that seemingly intelligent Black people would use their valuable time to pose an argument that says Black people using the N word is fine and dandy, but White people using it is offensive.
One of these articles even went on to say, it's fine for Black rappers to use the N-word, just so long as they...address the fact that white people singing along are saying the word. In other words, White people should bleep out the word when singing along. Has the entire world gone mad???!!! This is pathetic.
The excuse for such deplorable behaviour from Black people includes the fact that we belong to an "oppressed group". How about this... as an oppressed group, instead of using our energy to defend our self destructive behaviours and fight tooth and nail to maintain them, how about we RAISE THE BAR!!
“If you can control a man's thinking you do not have to worry about his action. When you determine what a man shall think you do not have to concern yourself about what he will do. If you make a man feel that he is inferior, you do not have to compel him to accept an inferior status, for he will seek it himself. If you make a man think that he is justly an outcast, you do not have to order him to the back door. He will go without being told; and if there is no back door, his very nature will demand one.”
― The Mis-Education of the Negro
How about the celebrities who use the term get ostracised and we boycott their music for perpetuating - AND PROFITING - from the dehumanisation of our people. Until they start to release music to repair some of the damage they have done. We may not be the largest purchasers of music, but we can certainly kick up a fuss and make a difference here.
This needs to be the next movement. Let's clean up!