Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by CyberB0b, Nov 6, 2013.
Anyone catch it? Seemed uncomfortable.
I didn't know someone could say that on TV and get away with it, black or not.
Do you watch MTV?
I wish we didn't empower that word the way we do. It's a word with a terrible history that none of us lived. The more we focus on it, the more life it breaths.
Just like cuss words, it's a default fallback word for the uneducated and unwashed. It says so much more about the person using it than the person it's directed to. It's powerless, unless you give it power, and because we do, it provides a crutch for the bitterly hateful and the habitual victim, simultanesouly.
I'll never understand people's fascination with "bad words". Just like in training camp when we saw some of the beat guys chiming in on twatter everytime they heard a player use a "swear word".. why do people care so much?
Its like we're all a bunch of 5 year olds running around on the playground.
Its a word.. just like any other word. There are so many more important things going on.
I understand why blacks in particular black males use the word often because it it taking it back from the white man who used it against them, an empowerment thing so to speak. However, if blacks stopped using it, then it might go away. It is still in today's vocabulary because you hear it in rap songs, etc
This tempest in a teapot will die out shortly but if Woodson were a white man, he would have to meet with Roger Robespierre, go through racism hurts others training, publicly apologize and possibly would lose his job. It is like that woman on food network who said it 30 years ago and was trashed over it.
I never said it was ok to use it, but when I said it would go away if it wasn't used by the people who hate it the most, you told me I had no right to tell another what word they can use if I am not in their cultural group.
I do note though that you conveniently ignored my question.
The N word is significantly different than the example that you gave so I ignored it purposefully because it was a stupid and ignorant example.