`NIGAZ` Name Sparks Racism Debate

Submitted by: davymid 7 years ago in
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8130334.stm

Why you so racist, oil companies?
There are 33 comments:
Female 42
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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Female 320
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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Male 4,867
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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Female 149
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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Male 384
"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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Female 169
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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Male 3,425
"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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Female 282
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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Female 126
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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Male 3,631
Good one, Seaker and Primetimekin.

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

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Male 337
heck.... they still havent changed the name of crackers.
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Male 183
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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Male 1,918
want those balloons
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Male 5,190
Who cares?
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Male 10,440
Thats not racist. People are just stupid.
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Male 308
Instead of "i am a racist" it should say Niggaz
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Male 308
again. Neelimona and amit12... Same person probobly. Ban them please... Also [On Topic] 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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Female 1,199
Wait, I thought "nigga" wasn`t even an innapropriate word?
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Female 427
Yep, and then we`ll say the country Niger is racist. If only it had one more g.
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Male 1,686
V good point
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Male 2,125
"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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Male 113
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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Male 62
This is the reason war exists. Why can`t it just rain care bares one day?
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Male 1,837
wow, include the news to this faggotry why dont ya.
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Male 460
since when does anything said on twitter matter?
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Female 4,376
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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Male 11,740
Get over it people. Yeah, they really created it with the intention of offending people.
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Male 4,867
"this boat is full of NIGAZ"
"i use NIGAZ to power my car"
"NIGAZ go deeper"
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Male 456
"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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Male 7,933
"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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Male 2,238
LOL davy.
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Male 695
sorry but what is the problem? its a nonsensicle word. get over it.
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Male 12,138
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