Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Dreaded N-Word

As much mileage as this word has gotten this past year. After being almost driven to the point of cussing, I used this word in its place. I use this word sometimes when I feel it is appropriate. When people behave certain ways, it's the best way to describe them. This idea that you can't call things as they are, for fear of stepping on someone's foot. It's funny, the only people that can't use this word are those who are qualified to do so. If indeed there is such a creature.

A white person uses the word, they are called a racist. In some cases they are. In other cases they are simply reactng to being called a cracker or a redneck. What exactly does he say, when dealing with someone with tunnel vision?

A Asian person doesn't concern himself with matters of race. All they concern themselves with is collecting your money, after they provided whatever service they provide. I never heard an Asian person say the N-word before. I'm sure they've encountered some before.

A Hispanic person using the word is ready for war. All they say is Esa rules. When the black gangs walk down the halls at school, the white kids step aside. When the Hispanic gangs walk down the halls, both black and white kids step aside.

A Black person who says it , hates his people. Especially if he himself, doesn't fit the bill. The most militant of Blacks who label everybody else. Have the nerve to be offended, when someone calls them that. Considering the word's many uses. Why have Blacks embraced the meaning that most belittles them. Blacks even buried the N-word, gave it a funeral and the whole nine yards. It must have just been for everybody else. Being that I hear it just as often. Forget about the word though. What about their actions?

Seems like the only people that can use this word and get away with it, are those who might be called one themselves. If you wear your pants up around your waist. And don't have a criminal record, and have spent some time in jail. If you don't smoke Black and Milds and drink Hennesy. To a particular culture you're not qualified. You just don't understand the pressure a Nigga is going through.

Webster's dictionary no longer has it in it's list of words. I figured I better post it before it is removed from Dictionary.com. Read the definitions below and see what you think.

nigga
noun
(ethnic slur) extremely offensive name for a Black person; "only a Black can call another Black a nigga" [syn: nigger]
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NIGGA
NIGGA: in Acronym Finder
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nig·ger /ˈnɪgər/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[nig-er] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

—Usage note The term nigger is now probably the most offensive word in English. Its degree of offensiveness has increased markedly in recent years, although it has been used in a derogatory manner since at least the Revolutionary War. Definitions 1a, 1b, and 2 represent meanings that are deeply disparaging and are used when the speaker deliberately wishes to cause great offense. Definition 1a, however, is sometimes used among African-Americans in a neutral or familiar way. Definition 3 is not normally considered disparaging—as in “The Irish are the niggers of Europe” from Roddy Doyle's The Commitments—but the other uses are considered contemptuous and hostile.
–noun
1.
Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
a.
a black person.
b.
a member of any dark-skinned people.
2.
Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a person of any race or origin regarded as contemptible, inferior, ignorant, etc.
3.
a victim of prejudice similar to that suffered by blacks; a person who is economically, politically, or socially disenfranchised.
[Origin: 1640–50; <>

10 Comments:

Blogger Blinders Off said...

Nice post Common breaking down the N-word.

I personally do not use the N-word and I do not like to be around anyone that spit it out of his or her mouth every so many words. That is why when Gangsta rap first came on the scene, I did not like, would not listen to it and knew it was going to damage a generation...in which it did.

I would be laughed at using slang word. As my peers use to say, "I didn't sound black" and that was when "What’s Up" was a popular slang term back in the day :)

11:44 AM  
Blogger Common said...

Hello Blinders Off,

I've been wondering about you. How are you doing? I must admit, I do use the word sometimes. Only when I think it's appropiate though. Sometimes you encounter an idiot that the word best describes. Unfortunately in my case, most times those people are black.

I refuse to let them put a guilt trip on me, like the Muslims try to do with Christianity. If you don't want to be called one, don't act like one. I don't use it like the hip hop generation in my everyday language.

6:38 PM  
Blogger Common said...

I listened to the Memorial Day tributes this morning and I was disappointed with some of the responses I heard. The responses you get from whites ln this country are totally different from those you get from blacks.

When you use something for all it's worth and throw it away. That's called conserving. When you convince others not to take advantage of the same things you did. That's called "poisoning the well." Problem is that doesn't apply to humans. You can never replace their experience. Our history is not to be thrown away because it's not what we would like for it to have been. Instead it's to be used as a foundation to bigger and better things.

11:37 AM  
Anonymous PREACHING BUT TO THE WRONG CHOIR said...

NIGGERS always holler and whine about diversity but yet everything is BLACK
with them.....BLACKAMERICAWEB, BLACK PLANET, BLACK STUDENT ALLIANCE, BLACK
COLLEGES, etc. Taken from BJ.

NIGGERS always talk about how tough they are but when someone white says
something about anybody black, an apology must be given.

NIGGERS always want something to open in their community but as soon as it
opens, then they hook everyone up, rob and steal from it and refuse to show
up for work. When the business leaves, its racism and George Bush.

NIGGERS always got on stylish clothes, latest sneakers but yet they are
standing at the bus stop.

NIGGERS always have time for social gatherings but anything serious cannot
be made.

NIGGERS will shake it at the club, sleep with someone all on a Saturday
night and then run into someone's church first thing in the morning.

NIGGERS will throw trash all over ground but a few minutes earlier they are
pouring some beer on the ground for those who aint here.

NIGGERS will not vote for any other office except for the President of the
United States and hold that person responsible for all the problems in their
community.

NIGGERS will frown at the thought of anything conservative but jump for joy
at anything democratic. Never mind that many of the biggest racists are a
member of that party.

NIGGERS heckle those who are doing something productive but cheer on those
who are being destructive.

NIGGERS always talking about crime in their community but when something
happens, nobody aint seen shit. Even though they saw the whole ordeal.

NIGGERS don't want to study law but they can tell you all about how the
county/city jail operates and fines/penalities for all the city ordinances.

NIGGERS only go to college to pledge and to find a man/woman. As soon as
those two happen, then they drop out.

NIGGERS get outraged about incidents with such a passion when a person
outside of their race commits the action. However, when a black person does
it, nothing is said. In fact, excuses are made for the behavior.

NIGGERS think Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are their spokesmen.

July 25, 2008 1:15 PM

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AND............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................YOUR POINT. YOU DON'T LIKE NIGGERS MOVE AWAY FROM THEM. MUST BE TOO POOR TO DO SO! DUMBASS JUST MOVE. 9440 COMMENTS AND WHAT'S THE ACCOMPLISHMENT...9440 COMMENTS AND THAT'S ALL. WHINE, COMPLAIN, GLOPE, CRY, POUT, WHATEVER. AT THE END OF THE DAY IF YOU KNOW THAT THERE ARE NIGGERS IN EXISTENCE THEN THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO IS MOVE AWAY FROM THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT GOING TO CHANGE. THIS IS NOT A MOVIE. THERE ARE NO HAPPY ENDINGS. THERE WILL ALWAYS BE BLACK STUPID NIGGERS MURDERING ANYTHING IN SITE OVER A QUARTER, THERE WILL ALWAYS BE BLACK NIGGERS WALKING THE STREETS IN THE HOOD ALL TIMES OF THE NIGHT, THERE WILL ALWAYS BE THAT SLANG TALK AND THERE WILL ALWAYS BE CADILLACS SITTING ON 24'S IN THE PROJECTS, NIGGERS WILL ALWAYS STEAL IPODS AND SELL THEM AT UNBEATABLE PRICES, NIGGERS WILL ALWAYS JUST ABOUT BE NIGGERS. COME ON NOW......YOU TALKING BUT ARE THEY LISTENING. YOU WASTING YOUR TIME. LET ME SAY THAT AGAIN YOU WASTING YOUR TIME. ONE MORE TIME YOU WASTING YOUR TIME. PROTECT YOUR FAMILY, PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENTS, BUY YOU SOME GUNS, GO TO CHURCH, PRAY OVER YOUR FAMILY, AND RAISE YOUR KIDS RIGHT. MOVE TO ANOTHER STATE OR WHATEVER THAT'S ALL YOU CAN DO. SOME STUFF IS OUT OF YOUR HANDS. IF YOU'RE SUCH AN ADVOCATE FOR GETTING RID OF NIGGERS THEN GO OVER TO THE HOOD AND TALK ABOUT IT BECAUSE I SURE IN THE HELL AIN'T AND LOSE MY LIFE. MY LIFE JUST AS IMPORTANT AS YOURS. NIGGERS DON'T WANT A HAPPY ENDING THEY HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE. BETTER YET START A BLOG STRICTLY ON THIS AND ADVERTISE. I DON'T HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS AND NEITHER DO YOU.

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