Blacks in America are currently under the first Black Presidency in history. Black Americans have seen Oprah Winfrey rise to Billionaire status and laws that shatter blockades in numerous areas for them. These are milestones, we have made it. But have we? Some Black scholars say that we were better off during segregation because we supported each other more, owned more of our own businesses and had a greater sense of community. We used our churches to mobilize civil rights movements, whereas today we use the church to demonize homosexuals.
What happened to our people? What happened to a people who raised their fists against racism? They've grown older and many have died. The newer generations, well, they are busy on their I Phones, playing Candy Crush and updating their Facebook statuses. They see a world through rose colored glasses while many Whites do not own those glasses and still see them as Niggers with brown, dirty skin.
Racism didn't just die just because a Pastor made a speech on the National Mall. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. went through Hell and high water just to have Black people defend racists like Paula Deen?
Since this whole she-bang started with Paula Deen, I have gotten myself into numerous arguments with Blacks who do not seem to understand the big deal about Paula Deen using the word Nigger. Oh there is no reason to rally against her, they say, because Black people use the word nigger all of the time and we kill each other more than the white man has ever killed us...
So with this logic, why not defend the KKK who have killed Black people? Blacks kill each other right? So what's the big deal about racist rednecks killing us? I really am sick and tired of this coonish attitude of, THE BLACK MAN DOES IT, SO THE WHITE MAN CAN.
For me, it's about INTENT, and CONTEXT.
Frankly, there are many words in different social and ethnic groups, which only their group can use, and no one else can. Gay men can call their female friends "BITCHES" where a straight man better not or he will get knocked upside of his head!
Look, it is simple. Blacks use the word "NIGGA" without the "ER" on the end among each other. They took a negative word and made it into a term of endearment, therefore stripping it of its power. But it is a different word than the ER word. You don't hear Blacks saying, "WHAT'S UP MY NIGGER" no, they say, "Whats up my NIGGA!" When Paula Deen spoke to her husband, (according to the deposition) about that Black man who held a gun to her head, she referred to him as a "NIGGER" and not a "NIGGA." Furthermore, why would she use it in the "HIP HOP" sense, if she were speaking about someone who almost killed her? No she spoke NEGATIVELY about the Black man and used the most NEGATIVE word possible. Any White woman who can go on national TV and demean a Black man by equating his looks to a BLACK BOARD is ignorant. Any white person who can trivialize slavery by implying that White's know Blacks very well from their historical "close relationship" in the south is a racist. Ummm, Paula, we didn't ask for that "close-relationship" and that close-relationship is called SLAVERY.
And I am THROUGH with all of these Whites who hit me up in forums trying to argue with me about why they should be able to call me a nigger. Of course they use the rationale about rappers using it and Blacks calling each other NIGGA. They wonder what is so bad about the QUEEN OF THE CONFEDERACY calling us niggers and lodging butter up our asses so we don't feel its sting. TAKE A SEAT
The question I have for you is, Why are you so interested in using the word in the first place? Isn't it a bit tacky to argue with a Black person about why you can't call them a nigger? As if you are some spoiled self-entitled kid who has temper tantrums at Chuck E Cheese because you want your turn on the little horse.
And then there's the whole victim speech about how Blacks have called White's crackers and how is that any different...? blah blah blah. You know these accusations of double standards are more ridiculous than Kim Kardashian naming her baby North West. Cracker was derived from the CRACKING sound which the whip made before it violently struck the backs of slaves. Cracker meant, "The one who cracks the whip" and I am so sorry if Black people called your ancestors a bad name because they lynched and beat "niggers."
The word cracker is not used very often in modern society anyway and it is not involved in any major social or cultural arena like music. It has not been used in the same negative context historically for as long as the word nigger and it was used by an OPPRESSED people, not by anyone who OPPRESSES.
A White gentleman tried to tell me that the word NIGGER began as a term of endearment by the Whites, referring to the Latin and Spanish origins meaning "brown skin" BITCH PLEASE. They saw that brown skin and put a derogatory name to it. POINT. BLANK. PERIOD. You can quote Wikipedia all you want, but the word NIGGER was GIVEN to Africans, therefore how could it EVER have been positive?
BACK TO PAULA'S PLANTATION
I mean this woman is worse than Michelle Bachmann on her history. Look, we need to stop being afraid to use the race card when a White person already pulled it out, put strobe lights on it and blew it up 1000 times it's size!!! She is a White woman who uses the word NIGGER more loosely than NeNe Leakes uses the word "BITCH."
Have we become so "equal" that we defend racists so that we do not upset the Whites? Are we afraid of appearing too militant? Or are we so preoccupied with going against the "Angry Black" stereotype that we smile politely as Whites call us niggers and tell us to use the back door?
|Cedric the Entertainer in "BARBER SHOP" making fun of Rosa Parks|
Enough is enough. You ought to be ashamed of yourselves Black people! The White owners of the FOOD NETWORK fired her and here you are defending her?! When Whites are willing to see more racism than Blacks are willing to admit to seeing, then you know there is a problem.
And his new show "Love Thy Neighbor" on OWN takes us back 50 years and is enough to make any Black person get another degree.
I am sick of hearing about Black rappers using the word Nigga and calling women hoes and bitches as some kind of excuse for racists to call us niggers. It is NOT a double standard for 50 Cent to say "NIGGA PLEASE," and for Black listeners to get upset over Paula Deen calling a Black man a nigger! It is a DIFFERENT CONTEXT and the intent of 50 CENT was not to be hateful. I feel like a lot of people today are afraid to use common sense and afraid to see the bowel movement because they don't want to smell it.
|Tyler Perrys, "Love Thy Neighbor" on OWN is deplorable|
Now what I can say, is that I do not agree with crying wolf every time something initially and subliminally SEEMS racist. I did not cry racism when Zimmerman was first arrested and let go in the Trayvon Martin case. I said look, maybe the boy really did look suspicious and that neighborhood did have a lot of recent robberies. I eventually changed my mind based on evidence. Paula Deen has given us enough ammunition to call her what she is, a sixty-six year old racist who has had to water her bigoted ways down to get to where she is today. I do believe Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have made mountains out of molehills in the past. I do understand that we do not need to bring out that race card so much that no one responds to our fire alarm. But when something is as blatant as as, "OF COURSE I USE THE N WORD" as Paula Deen said in her deposition, then it's time for that bitch to get fired and get herself some AARP!