The Harpies on `The View` Discuss the N Bomb

Submitted by: littlemissqt 8 years ago

So according to Whoopie Goldberg, saying the N word is OK as long as you"re black? I still don"t get it. Worth watching.
There are 97 comments:
Female 475
"you know, i dont understand how being white, i cant say `certain words`, but anyone else can call me names and say whatever the hell they please, and im suppose to be okay with that? ...because if im -not- okay then suddenly im a racist? what? O.o"

Like it was okay when you raided Africa, took land from indians and mexico.. etc...etc.

Im not saying its your fault. But you have to see why people can make fun of whities/crackers but not the other way around.
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primetimekin, if you want to dwell on what happened in Africa, go to Africa and dwell on it there. I`ve got nothing to do with people who did anything over in Africa, or anything to do with what happened with the Indians or the Mexicans.... so i dont think i can understand why i should tolerate being made fun of.

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Female 2,289
pee
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Male 3,431
It`s just a word, dumb asses need to find something else to worry about.
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Male 18
Don`t see why the View has to have haters such as Rosie or Whoopie on their panel...or be on the air at all...and Whoopie...what the hell kind of name is that? Why do people name their kids such stupid things?
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Male 7
lol, wow, so by means of the automatic censor, I cannot use the "N" word after all.

Oh well. A racist may I be, then.

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Male 7
I`m afraid I have no respect for miss Goldberg. She`s happily employing a double-standard in the benefit of her own race.

What she is advocating is self-imposed segregation. Blacks can say "I am a racist!" all they like, but the moment anybody of another race does, they are free to become "righteouly" angry?

I`m afraid that doesn`t work. If all it takes to reduce someone to a snarling animal is a single word consisting of two syllables, then they aren`t really people.

Incidentally I am white, and will use whatever language I please. Earlie I used the word "I am a racist!"; this is because I prefer not to be treated like a child. "The N word" may be many things.

And we ain`t talkin` about Nicaraguans.

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Male 170
I am a racist! I am a racist! I am a racist!! LMAO!!!! If they can say it so can I! I am a racist! I am a racist! I am a racist!!
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Male 12,138
If I were in the audience and had a gun but only two bullets, I`d shoot Hesselbeck. Twice.
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Male 33
It is conversations like this one on THE VIEW that cause anurisims... OW OW OW OW MY HEAD HURTS
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Male 250
I am a racist! please
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Male 7,933
"idk i think I could get away with walking up to a black guy and saying "sup nigga" and live, but if i come up to him and say "gay n|ggers are gay" i`d be in trouble."

Yeah, I was talking to a black guy and I said "Listen nigga" he got mad and said "Did you just call me a N*gger?" I said "No, I said nigga" that changed everything.

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Female 168
idk i think I could get away with walking up to a black guy and saying "sup nigga" and live, but if i come up to him and say "gay n|ggers are gay" i`d be in trouble.
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Female 200
I love how some people try to make a distinction between the N word with an er at the end or just an a. You can better bet if I went up and tried to use the a version of it-there would be no difference. So whoever says it is a different word completely is fooling themselves.
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Female 168
DAH i knew i shouldn`t have bought these white shoes!!!!
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Male 7,933
"Young Blacks and Old Jews have a lot in common.
They both like clean white shoes.
They both like nice cars.
Most of their friends are dying.
They love their Grandchildren"
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Male 11
one comment , Redd Foxx and Richard Pryor made a living off of white jokes... , so one comment versus two lifetimes.... try again.
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Male 7,933
Yeah but if there were black people in Germany the Holocaust would have never happened. At least not to the Jews

See that Was Sarah Silverman and she gets to say what she wants.

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Female 173
I hate this stupid drating show
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Female 168
arixson is so white, black people ask him to cover up with a sheet :p
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Male 11
You would think that.. but I`ve been called a spook several times....
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Female 168
hey, spook is supposed to be against blacks
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Male 11
And I like Andrew Dice Clay , who is banned from saying the N word with an A or ER at the end , both are comedians , one is black , the other is JEWISH !!!!!!!! , and were the jewish people almost wiped out by hitler and the nazi`s ? , so didn`t they have it worse ? , but a JEW cannot even say that word... but a simple minded black comedian named chris rock , and chris tucker can use honkey , cracker , saltine , whitey , ghost , hick , spook and several other racist terms for white people in just about everything they`ve done ?.... There is no equality , just one race blaming another for what happened in history and they are stealing the rewards of the suffering of people that most are not even truly related to..
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Male 7,933
"But people do not fight for the words honkey to be removed , and those are allowed to be used against white people.. , so where is the equality that Dr.king fought for there ? , so one word is ok and one isn`t ? ....."

Dr. King was as Malcom X put it, an Uncle Tom I am a racist!

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Male 7,933
"Racism is stupid period. i think that if black people want to stop other races from using the word, they should stop too. if everyone stopped using the word, wouldn`t it eventually be forgotten?"

But... that would make Katt Williams irrelevant.. I like Katt Williams

This sh*t, this sh*t right here nigga, this sh*t, that last sh*t, nigga its nothing its nothing nigga, this sh*t right here n*gga, this sh*t right here n*gga


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Female 168
he was my nigga
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Female 168
i had a black friend once who`s name was Van, which was short for Vanester, a very nice person at the time, i hope he isn`t smoking crack now :-/
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Male 11
This is about racism , not sexism , make a new thread for that please :D , I would like to keep the flames pure lol.....
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Male 11,740
The View sucks, and everything about it sucks. It sucked when Debbie Matenopolous was on it. It sucked long before they let Rosie the Whale on the show. That just sealed the deal and gave final proof that it`s just a bunch of blabbering idiots.
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Male 11
I always loved Mercedes , even though that`s italian , or porche` which is also italian with french roots.. , but white people get stuck with Brian , or John , or something else out of the bible so they don`t stick out on paper....
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Female 168
If you ever name your child Placenta, you`re a ni**er
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Male 11
But people do not fight for the words honkey to be removed , and those are allowed to be used against white people.. , so where is the equality that Dr.king fought for there ? , so one word is ok and one isn`t ? .....
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Male 9,306
I see the negative words as something we need to pass through our system already. Like ebonics, it`s not doing any kind of positive good at all, and it just adds confusion. Delete it.
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Male 11
Oh yeah , niger the latin word .... well those that spoke latin back when the word was coined were white.... as latin was made widely used and wrote down in europe , so niger which is where the dreaded N word comes from was basically created by white people.. so white people are not allowed to use a word that their own ancestors created in a language created by white people in ancient saxon lands about 1,500-2000 years ago give or take 100 years ?.... wow..... now thats racist...
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Male 44
ummmm.......why did she start crying???
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Male 11
The little piggies ???? whom are you refering to as little piggies ?
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Female 130
Racism is stupid period. i think that if black people want to stop other races from using the word, they should stop too. if everyone stopped using the word, wouldn`t it eventually be forgotten? if you say no, i personally think you`re stupid cuz there are so many words in the english language that have been forgotten or ceased in use. that`s why it`s called Old English. most people can`t even understand it nowadays. who says that the N word can`t be forgotten? besides you don`t see us white people callin each other honkey as a `brotherly` term. i just don`t get it.
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Male 1,825
why is it such a big deal to just let black people say it? its not like its fun to say
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Male 1,825
dammit. they`re*. stupid english language
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Female 505
It`s true, you can only say the N word on TV if you`re black.
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Male 1,825
the little piggies like to think their humans too
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Male 11
"Negro" means "black" in Spanish and Portuguese, and the French "noir" as well as the Italian "nero"- all of which derive from the (Latin: niger = "black") <--- black as the colour or lack therin on the spectrum of noted colours ......

The dreaded N word is slang derived from a word that means an absence of light or colour , so those that use it freely are basically calling each other a lack of colour or light... if you want to be technical or intelligent about this debate over a word..

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Male 11
"Those whom live in the past are doomed to repeat it" Not sure anymore where it was first coined at in literature , but are we not reliving this mess once again ? , The blacks/african americans/wtf is correct to refer to the ethnicity as these days have Jesse Jackson , Al Sharpton , Rev. Farrahkan to speak for them , and thats good to have a leader for your voice , Tell me who do white people have ? or native americans ? to speak for them ??
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Female 192
"I think trying to re-invent the word as something it was previously used for is like trying to make the Swastika mean `power, strength, life, and good luck` again."

"Swastika was a religious symbol, Hitler re-invented that. It did work."

No, it didn`t. It was first a positive symbol and was used for hundreds of years... and was changed to mean something negative.

"N!99er" was a negative word first. It is MUCH harder to change a negative word (ESPECIALLY when it has such a historical background)into something that can be used in a positive way.
I was merely saying that, with the Swastika example, once something such as a symbol or word is associated with something not-so-great, it is borderline impossible/impossible to change it to mean anything better.

Same reason a lot of historical figures and celebrities are viewed in a negative light. They do ONE thing wrong, and suddenly everyone forgets everything good that was done. :\

It`s dumb.

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Male 250
nigggggggaaaa
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Female 59
All these years later and people are still talking about the same bullpoo...
I refuse to be called a n*gger, n*gga, whatever.
I refuse to call anyone else a n*gger, n*gga, or whatever.
How can people expect change when they`re stuck in the past.
Anyone who uses that word to address themselves or anyone else is an idiot.
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Male 11
I am trying to be good lol , I should have left the post up true.. but I would be racist against the black people for telling white people to leave the country that they were in before anyone but the native peoples of this country... , well SCIENCE HAS PROOVEN that the peoples here first came from the bering strait when it existed , so they look kinda asian but kinda caucasian... the 2nd peoples here were decendant of vikings which were WHITER THEN WHITE being from the upper cold lands of this earth... , black/african/cuban peoples were not noted in any form in the northern americas until around at least 1400 years AD , when the vikings stopped sailing here as they lived here in the early 8-900`s from carbon dating done on old bones found in native burial sites in what is now known as canada , but if you only listen to the american media under the control of the NAACP , then blacks have always been slaves to the white people.... , so whites leave the USA please , it`s better that way..
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Female 168
MEH, i liked ur post that is now gone...thats the way it is...shouldn`t have deleted it
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Female 168
i keep on laughin at this, it`s wonderful, the more people use the word race to categorize different humans the more I think they really ARE monkeys!!! i`m not racist, I`M A HATIN HONKEY!!! YEEEEE HAAAAAAA *POINTS SHOTGUN TO THE SKY*
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Male 1,766

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Male 7,933
And we minorities are not striving for equality. We are striving for an advantage. We know that Affirmative Action is wrong, but we have such a good thing going, we aren`t going to lose it
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Male 7,933
"I think trying to re-invent the word as something it was previously used for is like trying to make the Swastika mean `power, strength, life, and good luck` again."

Swastika was a religious symbol, Hitler re-invented that. It did work.

A Nigg*r is a person in chain
A N*gga i a person in gold chains
- Tupac

Now the race issue in America isn`t that bad, I`ve seen it worse elsewhere including Europe (not blatant racism. More Subconscious racism that they normally don`t notice). Its just a few topics like this we still have a problem

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Male 7,933
"you know, i dont understand how being white, i cant say `certain words`, but anyone else can call me names and say whatever the hell they please, and im suppose to be okay with that? ...because if im -not- okay then suddenly im a racist? what? O.o"

Like it was okay when you raided Africa, took land from indians and mexico.. etc...etc.

Im not saying its your fault. But you have to see why people can make fun of whities/crackers but not the other way around.

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Female 195
This whole issue makes me completely mad. I am not a racist I get along with every race and have no problem with anyone unless they give me a valid reason to be upset. This is just rediculous though...I understand blacks and other groups have dealt with a great amount of struggle to get towards equality but honestly if you want equality from other races don`t use derogative terms towards yourself b/c it`s making it look like it`s ok if you do but if another races does it it`s not. It`s like a white person calling themself a race related term but getting mad when someone else does it. If you don`t want to be called a racist name don`t even bother using it at all.
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Male 98
lolz will be had at the reading of Joolin`s comment.

I believe it was Bill Engval who said it`s all in the way you say the word. For instance, black people say "Nigga, please." where as [racist] white people say "Nigg[e]r, Please...please don`t date my daughter."

Yes, all about the way you use the word, like awhile back when I was talkin bout the word `fag`.

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Male 375
If black people don`t like the n word then they should not use it so much. It`s like teling your kid not to smoke while puffing away.
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Female 80
I`m sour about this whole concept of equality. If no one but black people can say N1gger then no one but white people should be able to say cracker and no one but (some other race) should be able to say (some other racial slur). The black people don`t have a monopoly on suffering. no one does.
on a side note: lol @ joolin
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Male 1,002
Also, opiebreath - I`m totally quoting that!
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Male 1,002
"no, really Mr. King, I really do appreciate all you`ve done for us; it`s just that.. well, we`re just a bit tired of the same old civil rights thing, you know - all that brotherhood and equality stuff - we want to completely forget about all that and have our own civil rights movement, kind of like yours, but with more controversy and less progress" - Whoopi Goldberg, in a hypothetical (and hypothetically disasterous) meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Female 15,763
Well , Whoopie`s named after a small pink bag that makes fart noises. So her opinion is null.
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Male 281
Sigh...here we go again. I see no problem with black people using the N-word. The only problem I see with it is when white people use that as an excuse to use the word themselves. That`s illogical. First off, it`s not a matter of one race using a word that another can`t. I don`t use the word and I`m sure there`s a lot of black people who don`t. However I respect their right to use the word because they`re trying to make something positive AMONGST THEMSELVES out of something negative. White people haven`t stopped calling black people "n!99ers" by any means and black people use the word to invalidate it. If I was white, I could understand that perfectly, which leads me to believe that the people who call for this psuedo-equality where black people can`t make a negative word positive in their own eyes and white people can still use it freely in the media are actually racists themselves.
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Female 311
The thing is I kind of get it. I am Romany, no-one likes us, we don`t care. We get called every name under the sun.

I am only ever offended by a word if offense was meant. If someone I knew and liked called me pikey scum or something and I knew no offense was meant then I wouldn`t take any.

Black people are rarely going to be saying I am a racist! to hurt, belittle and insult another black person so there is no problem in them calling themselves it. But they cannot be sure that when a non-black person says it (unless they really know and trust them) whether or not they mean offense so it`s probably better to err on the side of caution.

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Female 192
Very well said clever-shan. I TOTALLY agree.

Same happened to me... they did. NOTHING. X\

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Female 345
The whole race issue here is kind of stupid. In High School some gang-banger kid, yes he was black, called me a snowflake and a cracker on a daily basis. When I went to the office about it the teacher was called and she pretended she had never heard anything even though she had asked him to stop. Then once we left the office she had the nerve to apologize and told me that if we were to address it then it would just cause more problems than it solved. I guarantee you if I had ever called him anything close to the N-word or even something like chocolate face they would have been all over me. I think the fact that it`s used in group context allows racism on their side to be acceptable. By using that word they are basically saying `Your ancestors wronged mine, we take back that power.` it`s fine but you never read the fine print that`s tacked on to the end that says `P.S. This also makes it acceptable to call you whatever I like.` Racism in any direction it wrong.
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Female 532
Lol at the woman getting `all emotional` about it.

Personally, I think if people just completely stopped being offended by the word, there would be no problem about it. It would stop having such a `OMG OFFENSIVE` effect. In the same way that calling a white person a `cracker` would be more humourous than offensive.

It`s not like you can completely ban a word. It would just give a word more power.

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Female 5,139
¬.¬ .... let you off this once
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Male 1,089
this is why women should be cooking and not discussing politics.

i know i know i`m sorry.

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Female 168
;)
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Male 292
make sure and remove her glass eye first, wouldn`t want your dad to get shards in his ars later tonight
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Female 168
i`m knocking out ur grandma before i skull fu<k her
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Male 292
the only thing THEUHSTUF is knocking out is a box of doughnuts.

ummmm, have blacks call whites n1ggers?!? what is that gonna accomplish? it`s not like all whites call blacks that. paying attention to matters such as these only draws more attention to it and causes more grief. how come white people aren`t complaining about affirmative action? where`s the justice in that load of crap?

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Male 10
1) It was Jessie Jackson, not Al Sharpton.

2) If a word is offensive when someone from outside your group says it to you, don`t say it to each other. It only encourages the use of the word by other people. Bling became part of popular culture, even after it was used originally by only a small group of people. The same thing will tend happen with any word, including the "N Word". If you don`t want people outside your group using it, don`t use it at all.

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Male 17
random thought. not actually my opinion:
maybe blacks should relentlessly call whites I am a racist!s for a while and see what it does.
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Female 192
I think trying to re-invent the word as something it was previously used for is like trying to make the Swastika mean `power, strength, life, and good luck` again.

I just don`t think it`s going to happen.

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Female 168
because it is ignorance that teaches us that people from different parts of the world are of another race, that isn`t the case at all they are not of any other race, they are just from a different geographical location, if i was racist i`d hate dogs but not fish, ok? get it? IRONIC it wasn`t until uneducated people started to realize they were being repressed because of their skin that they decided to some how create a new meaning for an old word.
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Female 192
Mih, I just don`t ever use the word. XD

I suppose in a way it`s similar to using the word "bitch". I mean, a lot of girls have a problem when guys call them that, or another girl calls them that, but are fine with it when their bestie calls them that. O.o
I suppose it`s all in how you use it... tone of voice/conversation? Maybe?

Apple 18, I had the same problem when I lived where I used to live. I was one of 4 white kids that went to a certain school, and I was bombarded with a menagerie of awful words every. single. day. :\
Nothing was done about that.

There will always be tension between human beings as long as there are differences between them.

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Female 200
I say just get rid of it the N word. It has so many negative connotations.
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Female 200
I agree with Apple. Black people are still striving for equality, but then this word can only be used by one race. How is that not inequality?
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Female 5,139
well its nowhere near as harsh as that here, all we get here is chavs who call me a goth and like to smash my brothers car :S but i can see where your coming from.
and theuhstuf.. how can racism be ironic? yes we are all human, but some races hate other and will kill people just for being a certain race, thats not ironic, its happening and its stupid.
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Female 475
lol i dont know what its like in europe or anywhere really other than here where i live, but its just about useless to try to stick up for myself. i mean, they just never stop. everything that comes out my mouth after i adress that i got a problem with being called a cracker, "white girl" and whatever...is just racist. no argument. i got a problem, im racist. end of story....im getting really sick of it. O.o idk...its getting rediculous

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Female 168
look at it this way, if I walk up to a black guy who is minding his own business that i don`t know and scream n***er at him that is racist (tho that word is ironic, aren`t we all human, how can i be racist...) anyway, if I were to walk up to a gang bangin wangster and call him a I am a racist!, I`m not racist, just some kinda crazy hater, but i`ll probably get shot anyway.
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Female 5,139
yeh i know what you mean, how some groups feel like they can say whatever they please.. but if everyone wanted to get along in the first place then noone would say anything insulting to anyone.. some people just say insulting things to start fights lol
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Female 264
just dont say it. there`s obviously always going to be racism all around the world, but that`s just the way it is/has been
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Female 5,139
and who says anyone else can call you names and say what they please lol...if someone called me names id stick up for myself :D
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Female 475
oh well yea, of course. i mean why would you just walk up and say something like that lol, but generally speaking,....come on, you know what im getting at. lol
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Female 5,139
i dont think it makes you racist, i just think its a bit... ignorent to feel the need to say it to a person. like marchhare123 said, its like a word that groups use, and if some randomer just came up and said it it is kinda insulting.. dont you think?
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Female 475
you know, i dont understand how being white, i cant say `certain words`, but anyone else can call me names and say whatever the hell they please, and im suppose to be okay with that? ...because if im -not- okay then suddenly im a racist? what? O.o
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Female 168
well yeah it depends, like on age and how threatening they seem to be...cant assault people for no reason :P
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Female 5,139
i suppose it just has different meanings to different people, id never say it to a black person, id never say it to anyone. but to me it has a different meaning alltogether.
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Female 475
my point exactally, theuhstuf! ...but i dont think id acually knock anyone out lol thats kinda dumb..
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Female 5,139
lol @ facpalm
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Male 547
Hasn`t this always been the case? Like you can only use certian words if you`re part of that group.
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Female 5,139
lmao... the blonde girl starts crying?

...i dont understand how can that word upset her :S

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Male 817
Is this conversation taking place due to what Al Sharpton (the alleged "know all, be all" of racial agendas in his own mind.) said on Fox News when he thought the cameras were off?
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Male 20
I`m half black and I still don`t get it O.o
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Male 184
So, basically, they can insult themselves. But, I can`t insult them. I don`t know...
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Male 219
sigh.. the view
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Female 1,330
Link: The Harpies on `The View` Discuss the N Bomb [Rate Link] - So according to Whoopie Goldberg, saying the N word is OK as long as you`re black? I still don`t get it. Worth watching.
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