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Date: 07/03/09 05:59 PM

33 Responses to `NIGAZ` Name Sparks Racism Debate

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    davymid Male 30-39
    12155 posts
    July 3, 2009 at 6:02 pm
    Link: `NIGAZ` Name Sparks Racism Debate - Why you so racist, oil companies?
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    snottydyck Male 40-49
    695 posts
    July 3, 2009 at 6:06 pm
    sorry but what is the problem? its a nonsensicle word. get over it.
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    trp712 Male 18-29
    2240 posts
    July 3, 2009 at 6:07 pm
    LOL davy.
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2009 at 6:10 pm
    "sorry but what is the problem? its a nonsensicle word. get over it."

    I believe what he meant to say was, Nigaz please

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    shaboinkin Male 18-29
    456 posts
    July 3, 2009 at 6:11 pm
    "the name could be pronounced in a way offensive to black people"

    Then uhh...don`t pronounce it other then how it should?
    Being half black...i really could give a poo. It`s funny actually...kinda sorta

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    domisgood Male 18-29
    4868 posts
    July 3, 2009 at 6:16 pm
    "this boat is full of NIGAZ"
    "i use NIGAZ to power my car"
    "NIGAZ go deeper"
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11744 posts
    July 3, 2009 at 6:16 pm
    Get over it people. Yeah, they really created it with the intention of offending people.
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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    July 3, 2009 at 6:32 pm
    Oh get over it. It`s pronounced Nye-gaz and it was just a name. It wasn`t like it was intentionally put there to piss people off. Stop turning things into a political debate you freaking tweeter and facebook jackoffs.
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    WhenIsLunch Male 18-29
    460 posts
    July 3, 2009 at 6:39 pm
    since when does anything said on twitter matter?
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    KeVsTeR2475 Male 13-17
    1843 posts
    July 3, 2009 at 6:41 pm
    wow, include the news to this faggotry why dont ya.
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    Turducken Male 18-29
    62 posts
    July 3, 2009 at 6:50 pm
    This is the reason war exists. Why can`t it just rain care bares one day?
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    Seaker Male 18-29
    113 posts
    July 3, 2009 at 7:11 pm
    This is about as asinine as I have seen. First thing, the word "Niggaz" is a slang English word in the western civilization. Second is the two companies were not primarily English speaking countries. I`m sure everyone saw the Asian food diner named fudge Mi. Why don`t we get offended by that sign? Durrrr...
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    ShadowRyder Male 18-29
    2128 posts
    July 3, 2009 at 7:37 pm
    "Why can`t it just rain care bares one day?"

    Cause then we`ll start a war against the care bears...

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    earthshone Male 18-29
    1688 posts
    July 3, 2009 at 7:58 pm
    V good point
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    SammyCyanide Female 18-29
    427 posts
    July 3, 2009 at 8:36 pm
    Yep, and then we`ll say the country Niger is racist. If only it had one more g.
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    OrangeCrow Female 18-29
    1200 posts
    July 3, 2009 at 8:59 pm
    Wait, I thought "nigga" wasn`t even an innapropriate word?
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    shinsvaka Male 18-29
    308 posts
    July 3, 2009 at 9:56 pm
    again. Neelimona and amit12... Same person probobly. Ban them please... Also i think this is kinda weird. but people who think this is racist. are racist for thinking everything that sounds like I am a racist!.
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    shinsvaka Male 18-29
    308 posts
    July 3, 2009 at 9:57 pm
    Instead of "i am a racist" it should say Niggaz
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10445 posts
    July 3, 2009 at 10:02 pm
    Thats not racist. People are just stupid.
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    Dfaulted Male 13-17
    1920 posts
    July 3, 2009 at 11:00 pm
    want those balloons
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    kusanagi Male 18-29
    183 posts
    July 4, 2009 at 12:08 am
    People. It`s NIGAZ pronounced "nye-gaz" read it on the company site. If you seriously believe that the company name is meant to be racist, you need to get a job and get a life.
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    iambluebeard Male 30-39
    338 posts
    July 4, 2009 at 1:47 am
    heck.... they still havent changed the name of crackers.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    July 4, 2009 at 1:53 am
    Good one, Seaker and Primetimekin.

    And Sammy? You stole the Cyanide right out of my hands..

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    Kaempffe Female 18-29
    126 posts
    July 4, 2009 at 1:56 am
    I think its a bit funny that everybody is making such a big deal out of it when somebody for the NNPC even spoke up and said they couldn`t care less about the mispronunciation sounding that way as long as they were getting paid.
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    ada_baby Female 18-29
    282 posts
    July 4, 2009 at 2:45 am
    ppl forget that theres a country neighboring nigeria named niger, it used to be a joke in elementary school,but most ppl with half a brain kno how its pronounced.
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
    3428 posts
    July 4, 2009 at 4:07 am
    "sparks racism debate"

    A couple of people make a group on facebook and twitter because they have nothing better to do than look for things which could be considered racist, and it`s called a racism debate? Wow, by the sounds of it, it`s really getting out of hand, we may even have rioting soon!

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    Moneo Female 13-17
    169 posts
    July 4, 2009 at 8:15 am
    I love how one dude said: "you are the racist one to call someone `racist`" Its just the colour of the skin, get over it.
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    CJ-Boy-2010 Male 13-17
    383 posts
    July 4, 2009 at 9:07 am
    "Nigaz", "nigg rs" and "educated dark-colored individuals" are very different.
    nigg r
    educated dark-colored individuals are rather hard to find because they aren`t as noisy as nigg rs and thus not as reknown.
    Go ahead flame me.
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    JannatheGrea Female 18-29
    149 posts
    July 4, 2009 at 10:40 am
    How is it offensive? People say it in rap songs and day to day speech all the time. And don`t give me the whole, "It`s okay for one black person to say it to another because they`re black" excuse. It`s a huge double standard in which ignorance trumps common sense and, in my opinion, a closer look needs to be taken.

    If people are TRULY offended by "Nigaz", maybe they should think twice before they publicly write songs with the same word that is SO offensive in them and use it as commonly as they do in conversation. Race card, much?

    I`m Native American, but I`ve not once in my life caused a stir over someone saying rude things about it (or people having absolutely no idea what Native Americans have gone through, for that matter). In my opinion, we deserve a drating month, too, but I`m not wigging out over it. Ignorance trumps common sense.

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    domisgood Male 18-29
    4868 posts
    July 4, 2009 at 10:51 am
    You`re all a bunch of lame ass losers, this post wasn`t meant to start a racism war, its about a company`s mistake which is funny. you all killed the joke...well done
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    miraclewik Female 18-29
    320 posts
    July 5, 2009 at 12:07 am
    No flames, CJ-boy, it`s true. The educated are hailed as oreos and cast out of the black society in alot of cases. They just don`t get the publicity out there they need. Black culture should not be gangs, but that`s what it is.
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    scififan1234 Female 18-29
    42 posts
    July 25, 2009 at 2:02 pm
    I read JUST the title "`NIGAZ` Name Sparks Racism Debate" and my first thought is hmmm I bet they`re a gas company in nigeria or niger. Only stupid people who don`t know geography would jump to conclusions like that.

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