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110 Responses to Little Kid Doesn`t Want the N-Word

  1. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    August 31, 2010 at 4:13 pm
    Link: Little Kid Doesn`t Want the N-Word - He makes a good point, we`re tired of it too.
  2. Profile photo of FauxFox
    FauxFox Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 10:11 am
    This reminds me of one time when me and my friend hung out with a bunch of his coworkers at a big black guy "max"`s house. This is the first time I was in a place with like 7 other black guys and girls. all smokin pot. Just me and my friend are white haha it was pretty cool though. And no, I am definitely not racist.

    Yes, we smoked pot, a lot of it too. As we were all high. One of the guys brought up a speech similar to this, minus the singing. I felt cultured at that moment haha.

    Sorry, I was under the influence typing this, ignore grammar ErroRz
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    kitka_1994 Male 13-17
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    September 1, 2010 at 10:12 am
    Epic win.
  4. Profile photo of Concetra
    Concetra Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 10:12 am
    Morgan Freeman has a better argument.

    Blakc History
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 10:19 am
    This kid needs to be on TV.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 1, 2010 at 10:23 am
    blah blah blah ... all life began in Africa... can I clain to be African-American?

    I hate "N-Word". It`s stupid. We all know what the word is ... just say `n igger`. It`s rude. It`s mean spirited and viscious.... but it doesn`t make you sound like a 2 year old, you doo-doo head!

    P.S. nice kid.
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    tlshaman Male 13-17
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    September 1, 2010 at 10:27 am
    he`s a very strong orator, and a good cause. maybe a decade later, he`ll be using the word too
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    September 1, 2010 at 10:32 am
    If it`s a bad word for one group, it ought to be a bad word for everyone, eh?
    Nice conservative kid!
  9. Profile photo of Intaresting
    Intaresting Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 10:34 am
    This kid should be the president.
  10. Profile photo of FauxFox
    FauxFox Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 10:35 am
    good video, watch it.
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    roariamadino Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 10:40 am
    thats one of the most moving things i`ve seen in a long time
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    September 1, 2010 at 10:40 am
    Wonderful speaker - not such a wonderful singer.
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    brucie222 Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 10:41 am
    Why does it take a child to impress people with what black people have been saying for years?
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    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
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    September 1, 2010 at 10:44 am
    nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnigga
  15. Profile photo of zombieland
    zombieland Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 10:46 am
    LETS STOP USING THE WORD NIGG-A
    and lets bring back the word Nigge-r
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    DarthJay Male 30-39
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    September 1, 2010 at 10:48 am
    Wow. I wish more people were like this kid. These are the youth we want to inherit the mess we`ve made so they can clean it up.
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    WeePee Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 10:50 am
    can we get rid of the word "Negro" as well? Tosh.0 is already trying http://www.comedycentral.com /tosh.0/2010/06/09/sign-our-petition/
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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 10:51 am
    As long as we set words aside and acknowledge them as having intrinsically derogative value they will continue to hold such meanings forever. You empower such words buy not culturally shifting the meaning. The same reason why no one is offended by "pillock" or "balderdash" today. Words have no intrinsic value, they are only sounds, it is the meaning we wish to convey with words that needs to change. It is damaging to set a word like that aside so only people who wish to offend can use it. This kid is passionate, but not practical.
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    craigarlen Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 10:57 am
    politician in the making? only if some n-word doesn`t cap him first...
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    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 10:58 am
    Nukkah please.
  21. Profile photo of NottaSpy
    NottaSpy Male 40-49
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    September 1, 2010 at 11:02 am
    Words are not good or bad, they are simply words. It is the intent of the words that are good or bad. If you remove a word from someones vocabulary, they will simply find a new word to replace it. The blame cannot be placed on the word, since the word is not responsible for its use and it cannot feel regret for the damage its use has caused.

    Change the attitudes that cause people to use hurtful words, not their vocabularies.

    This kid is well spoken, intelligent, and makes a good connection with his audience. I wish I had had half his talent or potential. I hope he still has time in his life to just be a kid. I hope his intelligence doesn`t end up rushing him into adulthood and that he has time to just play with friends.
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    sssfdg Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 11:03 am
    Wow ... that was one of the greatest speaches I have heard in a long time... kids got balls.
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    Poker_Face Female 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 11:03 am
    @zombieland yesssss
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    baileyabb Female 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 11:14 am
    tl;dl

    ...to all of it. But good stuff..
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    simim23 Female 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 11:14 am
    Huey Freeman.
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    gladhatter Male 50-59
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    September 1, 2010 at 11:17 am
    Doesn`t anyone wonder what is so cute about writing a really eloquent speech and then finding some little kid to recite it? Having a little kid that probably doesn`t understand half of what he just said doesn`t make it any more heavy.
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    gladhatter Male 50-59
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    September 1, 2010 at 11:18 am
    Ninja, pleez!
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    moefreak Female 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 11:23 am
    This is a great speech, but I`m not entirely sure I agree with him. Banning a word changes absolutely nothing. The meanings of words aren`t permanent, they can and do change over time. A word can be "reclaimed" by the people it is intended to harm, when the person using it changes the meaning of the word to mean something positive instead of something negative. This is how, over a long period of time, the meaning of a word can change entirely. Words do not create or impede social change.
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    taelmx Female 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 11:24 am
    I don`t see the "n word" going away as a form of slang anytime soon, I think the definition of the word might evolve and just have poor politically incorrect entomology. =/

    I totally agree with that kid though!
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    NotAllowed Female 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 11:52 am
    however right or wrong what he says may be, is irrelevant. the kid doesn`t know the meanings of 3/4 of the words he just said! it`s sad that they think that making a kid memorize a speech would reach a wider crowd.
    it sickens me to see people forcing their political agenda on children and shamelessly using them for profit.
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    peahprincess Female 13-17
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    September 1, 2010 at 12:05 pm
    tell me about it when i was im 4th grade the boys would always say that
  32. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    September 1, 2010 at 12:12 pm
    I like Morgan Freeman`s take on things. He had a good science show recently.
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    osmandias Male 40-49
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    September 1, 2010 at 12:13 pm
    @those who think he doesn`t know, what he`s talking about: how do you know? Maybe he wrote that by himself, maybe he just wanted to pass the messsage and got some help in formulating it - or are you so racist that you can`t stand a f*ckin` n*gg* that has his balls and brains?
  34. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 12:17 pm
    yeah OK the N-word isn`t the best word but "deleting" it???
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    Toider Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 12:24 pm
    As George Carlin would say, "Context"

    The colloquial usage of the word has changed its situational meaning almost entirely. It`s fairly easy to distinguish between spiteful and innocuous. If you truly want to take a moral stand on the word then by all means don`t say it.
  36. Profile photo of NottaSpy
    NottaSpy Male 40-49
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    September 1, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    "the kid doesn`t know the meanings of 3/4 of the words he just said! it`s sad that they think that making a kid memorize a speech would reach a wider crowd."
    Wow, this could also apply to the anchors of Fox "News".
  37. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 1, 2010 at 12:37 pm
    I agree the N-word needs to disappear, Forever. Just as all racial slurs should disappear.

    The civil right movement may have desegregated schools, hospitals, government, military, and jobs, But it hasn`t stopped people from segregating themselves into their own racial groups. Until this self-imposed disenfranchisement ends, I don`t see the n-word going away, Unfortunately.
  38. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    September 1, 2010 at 12:45 pm
    I like what this kid had to say. I don`t think he wrote it, but if he did... that`s awesome. But, his delivery was flawless. The message is spot on. Only the black community (in my opinion) can stop this words use when they as one choose to never use it themselves. The black community has zero right to condemn other races to use it when many of them do as well... no matter the context.
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    September 1, 2010 at 12:48 pm
    "however right or wrong what he says may be, is irrelevant. the kid doesn`t know the meanings of 3/4 of the words he just said! it`s sad that they think that making a kid memorize a speech would reach a wider crowd.
    it sickens me to see people forcing their political agenda on children and shamelessly using them for profit."

    I have a strong feeling that this lad knows everything he said. Someone, I am sure, instructed to him the meaning of everything he said, otherwise he would not have been able to stand there and speak with such conviction.
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    luda16 Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 1:05 pm
    On that note, "African-American" should also be discontinued. Of coarse unless you have duel citizenship. you are either American, or not American. 99% of black people haven`t even visited Africa. My heritage comes from Ireland, but you don`t hear me calling myself, "Irish-American".
  41. Profile photo of Rabblerouser
    Rabblerouser Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 1:09 pm
    I am a pretty little girl, I am a racist!s.
  42. Profile photo of britt566
    britt566 Female 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 1:21 pm
    "give god some praise"

    wtf?
  43. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 1, 2010 at 1:22 pm
    luda16: All `hyphenated` American terms are nonsense.

    Seriously, What would Obama technically be `hyphenated` ? Half-African-Indonesian & Half-White-Hawaiian-American ? That would just be silly and weird. We are Americans, Period.
  44. Profile photo of angrynerd
    angrynerd Male 30-39
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    September 1, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    @Luda - EXACTLY. NAIL ON THE HEAD. I`m Irish, I don`t care what people call me as long as it doesn`t make me want to punch them. Irish-American would be so lame. We usually call ourselves white.
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    angrynerd Male 30-39
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    September 1, 2010 at 1:31 pm
    Additionally, the "n-word" is just a corruption of negro, but what about all us white people that are calling ourselves mutts? Women do you care that you are essentially calling yourself a b****?
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    angrynerd Male 30-39
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    September 1, 2010 at 1:35 pm
    One last rant. PLEASE stop the hyphenation altogether. You`re doing it wrong anyway. When you describe a banana that`s moldy, do you say "banana moldy" or "moldy banana"? The descriptor comes before the object in out language. African-American would therefore mean an American that is is Africa. Since I was born in Ireland, I should call myself American-Irish because I am an object of Ireland that is now an American.
  47. Profile photo of Penelopi
    Penelopi Female 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 1:40 pm
    too long...did not listen.
  48. Profile photo of yarrrpirate
    yarrrpirate Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 1:44 pm
    Huey? Why`d you shave the `fro?
  49. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    September 1, 2010 at 1:45 pm
    Example

    When I see stuff like this, I literally shake my head and out loud call them N-words to myself. Why? because that is what these people are representing in themselves. It doesn`t make me right. Does it make me racist? Yes, if you go by the very definition of the word.

    In my defence, I would say rude things about any group of people acting this way, no matter their skin color.

    Anyways, I would love to see black people stand up and act the way good citizens act. Part of that is by not coining a phrase that derides themselves and is socially unacceptable. To say nothing of some of their behavior.
  50. Profile photo of gary8162
    gary8162 Male 40-49
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    September 1, 2010 at 1:52 pm
    @ splurbyburbl

    I think this young man Knows what these words mean. After all, he didn`t just memorize this speech and repeat it parrot fashion. What he said was said with conviction and came from the heart. As for being instructed by someone else, that`s probably true. There is certainly nothing wrong with that. Is there? After all, we all do that. I only hope whoever did instruct him can pass on their beliefs and ideals to others who can speak as eloquently as he did. This young man gives me hope for our future.
  51. Profile photo of luda16
    luda16 Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    @ splurbyburbl`s video.
    wow. someone better call the amber lamps. but yea i completely agree with your statement.
  52. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    am i getting punked right now? the funnies thing about this post is splurbyburbl`s link....
  53. Profile photo of BigPappa
    BigPappa Male 40-49
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    September 1, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    affirmative action had nothing to do with it?
    I don`t beleive a 10 year old has any idea. Someone told him to say that.Affirmative action is alive and well, especially in municiple jobs.
    Ever get treated like poo by a black employee of the water dept.? They know they won`t/can`t be fired and treat white people like dirt. Even in the fire dept. minorities only have to score %80
    where white applicant`s have to make %95 or better.
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    rainbowfarts Female 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 2:21 pm
    @splurbyburbl
    I give the (half) black seal of approval. People like those in the video you linked do deserve to be called the N-word, not in relation to their skin color but to their behavior as ignorant, violent, foaming-at-the-mouth neanderthals acting in a way that would make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spin in his grave.
  55. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 2:45 pm
    "Why does it take a child to impress people with what black people have been saying for years?"

    Because people tend to not pay attention to adults, due to corruption with age.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 2:47 pm
    Its just a cultural thing
  57. Profile photo of BigPappa
    BigPappa Male 40-49
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    September 1, 2010 at 2:52 pm
    @ SquirellyBurp`s example
    Dude I just saw the exact same thing on the National Geographic channel, just replace the clothes with grass skirts and the grass for a dirt field and you`d never be able to tell the difference. I don`t think they can help it, it must be genetic.
  58. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    September 1, 2010 at 3:10 pm
    I don`t see the "n word" going away as a form of slang anytime soon, I think the definition of the word might evolve and just have poor politically incorrect entomology. =/

    I totally agree with that kid though!

    Entomology is the study of insects. You`ve given me a weird image of group of racial supremicist beetles. Very bizarre.

    It`s odd how many people confuse entomology and etymology.
  59. Profile photo of ruy-guy
    ruy-guy Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 3:15 pm
    WOAH! IT`S HUEY FREEMAN!!!
  60. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    September 1, 2010 at 3:16 pm
    @those who think he doesn`t know, what he`s talking about: how do you know? Maybe he wrote that by himself, maybe he just wanted to pass the messsage and got some help in formulating it - or are you so racist that you can`t stand a f*ckin` n*gg* that has his balls and brains?

    Nice job of playing the race card as a weapon against people. Says a lot about you, but nothing about people who disagree with you.

    It`s also trivialising racism, obviously, and giving other racists more material to use to encourage people to ignore real racism. Racism? Nah, more of the same old race card attacks. Oh, right, never mind.

    So you`re doing a great job of promoting racism.
  61. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    September 1, 2010 at 3:22 pm
    Times are changing! so is the dictionary and teh vocabulary!
  62. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    September 1, 2010 at 3:26 pm
    Regarding the pointlessness of banning words...

    I can think of an example of an English word that became considered so extremely offensive that it was stigmatised completely out of use. It wasn`t actually banned, but it became considered so foul that it wasn`t used enough to remain in common use and has long been forgotten.

    Pintel.

    The only people who know what it means nowadays are odd folk like me, who are interested in etymology and history.

    It was a crude slang term for a penis.

    Of course, stigmatising `pintel` out of existence stopped the use of crude and insulting slang terms for penises...hmm, maybe not. Whoever thought it would was a prick, a total dickhead.
  63. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    September 1, 2010 at 3:38 pm
    luda16: All `hyphenated` American terms are nonsense.

    Seriously, What would Obama technically be `hyphenated` ? Half-African-Indonesian & Half-White-Hawaiian-American ? That would just be silly and weird. We are Americans, Period.

    Head for the hills, it`s the end of the world! I agree with CrakrJak!

    Hmm...what would I be? Romano-Gaelic-Brythonic- Anglo-Saxon-Norman-Briton.

    hey hey, let`s all divide ourselves up so we can prop up irrational prejudices and burble crap at each other! Woo hoo! Cracking idea!

    It`s a steaming blivet.

    I`m English. My ancestors weren`t, but I`m not my ancestors.
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    KRAYZEEGIRL Female 30-39
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    September 1, 2010 at 3:45 pm
    lol I showed this to my father thinking he would think it was cute (my dad is black). 1st thing he said was that nigga has never been to africa. And people who came here on their own from africa don`t care what you call them because anything is better than getting shot for food or eaten by a lion. now i see where my sick sense of humor comes from.
  65. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    September 1, 2010 at 3:47 pm
    One last rant. PLEASE stop the hyphenation altogether. You`re doing it wrong anyway. When you describe a banana that`s moldy, do you say "banana moldy" or "moldy banana"? The descriptor comes before the object in out language. African-American would therefore mean an American that is is Africa. Since I was born in Ireland, I should call myself American-Irish because I am an object of Ireland that is now an American.

    I disagree with your interpretation of the use of nouns and adjectives in this context. I would interpret `American Irish` as being Irish (the noun in this case, due to word placement) modified by American (the adjective in this case due to word placement, despite it also being a noun). In terms of priority, the noun comes first.

    Regarding the hyphen...maybe people are intending to imply two nouns rather than an adjective and a noun and using `-` instead of `/` because they don`t know English well enough.
  66. Profile photo of KRAYZEEGIRL
    KRAYZEEGIRL Female 30-39
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    September 1, 2010 at 3:49 pm
    @ luda16 I totally agree! My father is black (Jamaican) and my mother was Italian/Cherokee. I prefer to be called Danielle or Krayzee. If they must throw my race into it... I like halfrican :) no hyphens
  67. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    September 1, 2010 at 3:59 pm
    Dang! @splurbyburbl those are some fat, ugly fat people!~ was that one guy swinging a vacuum cleaner? Yeesh!
  68. Profile photo of Lukgeezy
    Lukgeezy Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 4:14 pm
    for once one little nigg@ spoke the truth!
  69. Profile photo of KRAYZEEGIRL
    KRAYZEEGIRL Female 30-39
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    September 1, 2010 at 4:34 pm
    @ splurbyburbl lol I didn`t think the N word but i did question the amount of food stamps they are giving those people. You can tell they are in the projects so you know there getting them. Grimace there in the purple has got to be lying about how many kids she has.
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    fivezones Male 40-49
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    September 1, 2010 at 4:51 pm
    I`m so sick of people discussing race. Just see people as people and stop the madness.
  71. Profile photo of genericuser
    genericuser Female 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 4:58 pm
    i`m tired of it too. maybe black people should stop using it.
  72. Profile photo of Syris
    Syris Male 13-17
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    September 1, 2010 at 5:02 pm
    He`s reading and/or prepared for that speech :|
    cpt obvious here once again.
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    SheepysGirl Female 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 5:12 pm
    Beautifully spoken! This kid will be the prez one day. ^.^
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    AcemanJones Male 30-39
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    September 1, 2010 at 5:20 pm
    Yeah. The word "disenfranchised" is in every 9 year old`s vocabulary.

    NOT.
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    Load Male 13-17
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    September 1, 2010 at 5:33 pm
    Funny how theres only one white guy in the audience.


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    techgeek07 Male 30-39
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    September 1, 2010 at 5:36 pm
    It was great till he started singing
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    Drachenbibbl Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 6:01 pm
    that kid would get so much tail after that
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    IamBored29 Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 6:01 pm
    "Ever get treated like poo by a black employee of the water dept.? They know they won`t/can`t be fired and treat white people like dirt."

    Horsesh*t. I worked in the AA dept for my state and at no point was ANY employee allowed to treat anyone like "dirt" and get away with it because of their race. To suggest someone "Cant" be fired because of their race is the exact opposite of what the AA department is there for.

    90% of the investigative cases i ran were sexual harrasment claims, 5% age-ism, 5% racism.
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    wko Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 6:18 pm
    yah he should not have sang >_>
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    demetar Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 7:21 pm
    Holy poo, that white guy was my Governor
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    Wizard77 Male 40-49
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    September 1, 2010 at 8:03 pm
    Yes the message is very poignant and all, but that kid didn`t write it. That is worded by the thought process of an adult. Having a child deliver it was a brilliant move though. Really got folks to focus.
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    hugobravo Male 30-39
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    September 1, 2010 at 8:06 pm
    he knows what he´s saying. not just repeating from memory
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    SnapsForMe Female 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 8:49 pm
    Whether he wrote it or not that kid is an excellent speech giver. Born to be in politics.
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    MrsPoods Female 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 9:05 pm
    Don`t you just want to eat him up? Seriously, I know he`s trying to be sincere, but he`s so damn cute.
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    MasterKhan Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 10:23 pm
    WHAT ABOUT SHNIEKKA!? dont take that from me . . . . its all i have left
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    bryantm3 Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 10:37 pm
    sad thing is we have politicians who have less sense than this kid.
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    FinePoint Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2010 at 10:39 pm
    he`s got such big lips!! :D
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    September 2, 2010 at 12:29 am
    Huey Freeman, IRL?
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    tastytacos Male 18-29
    13 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 1:08 am
    THAT is one clever little I am a racist!! he makes a good point and i hope everyone listens to him. OK
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    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
    877 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 4:00 am
    American prisons are full of black people, aren`t they?
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    malinschen Female 18-29
    444 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 4:58 am
    Ooooooh! He`s doing the "gay"-thing over again! Clever guy, but he has not written that speech himself either.
    Just another puppet in hands of politicians.
    BUT! He`s doing the gay thing!
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    Volsunga Male 18-29
    1548 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 5:56 am
    F*ck the euphemism treadmill.
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    TalcumX Male 50-59
    561 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 7:29 am
    @aseirinn Yes, because they are criminals, not because they are `black`, but because they are morons.
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    Satkela Female 18-29
    583 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 10:16 am
    @TalcumX:
    Actually there have been plenty of cases in the United States where people have been sent to jail just because of their race. If you ever get the chance to, see the movie "American Violets" Its about how and entire neighborhood was sent to jail and given unfair plea bargains for crimes they didn`t commit mostly because the prosecuting attorney was racist. It was based on actual events in Texas.
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    Lurkmonster Female 18-29
    21 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 10:43 am
    "American prisons are full of black people, aren`t they?"

    Well, something tells me this kid won`t be going there.
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    Dragonlord Male 18-29
    734 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 11:00 am
    Great public speaker. Unfortunately, I get the feeling that the speech isn`t his.
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    BigPappa Male 40-49
    163 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 11:18 am
    Well, IAB29, you`ve obviously never been to the Ft.Worth city hall, (water dept. in the basement)
    God`s honest truth, 18 black women behind the desk
    most doing their nails and making personal phone calls while customers stand, waiting in line. And you`d better not say a damn thing to them about it or you`ll never get your problem taken care of, even though 9 times out of 10 they just roll their eyes and tell you you`re screwed in ebonics.
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    pmarren Male 40-49
    4575 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    That kid`s never getting laid... Ever.
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    "American prisons are full of black people, aren`t they?"

    The reasons for that are many- first and foremost is because a person of color is far more likely to be poor in the US than a white person, and a poor person is way more likely to commit a crime. Add to that the fact that we have a virtual pay-to-play legal system (where money buys you a good defense), and the fact that crimes more likely to be committed by black people than white people carry stiffer penalties. For example, the possession of crack will earn a far higher jail sentence than the posession of powder containing the same amount of active cocaine. Or, murdering a single person will earn a far higher sentence in a much worse prison than paying paramilitaries to murder thousands of striking overseas workers (Chiquita execs only had to pay fines for doing so- Eric Holder cut them a deal as assistant AG under Clinton).

    Also, @Load- Wondershowzen is THE SH*T!
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    pottersclay Female 30-39
    108 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 1:02 pm
    WOW I wish I was there. I love it.
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    Oh yeah, I forgot the fact that simply being black will get you pulled over in many places (all fifty US states), even if you aren`t violating any traffic laws - so a white kid rolling around with drugs in the car is far less likely to actually get caught doing so than someone with dark skin.

    (To be fair, in some places a Dead bumper-sticker will get you pulled over just as easily)
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    bigbangbilly Male 13-17
    698 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 3:38 pm
    I am proud to be Asian.
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    benbobbins Male 18-29
    11 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 4:39 pm
    Great speech. I completely agree. But then, we should also do away with ALL things that push to keep us separated. We have institutions such as the United Negro College Fund and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The only real way we will ever be a completely racist-free society is to stop labeling people at all. The only real way we will ever be a completely racist-free society is when people stop segregating themselves under the guise of propelling others like them forward. If race should mean nothing to everyone, then stop making it something.
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    DanteChief Female 13-17
    100 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 5:39 pm
    Excellent speech from someone so young.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 5:46 pm
    It was based on actual events

    That almost always means it had almost nothing to do with anything that actually happened.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 6:47 pm
    Finally it takes a young sensible man to comprehend such. He understands that to earn respect you must be in respect of yourself and others.
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    eskimo9 Male 18-29
    703 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 9:12 pm
    Reminds me of Huey from The Boondocks. Except Huey uses the N-word. So I guess he`s nothing like Huey.

    There`s no reason to use the n-word at all, especially when there are so many better, yet, if they were directed at me, more offensive, terms: Jungle bunny, spear-chucker, darky, monkey...
    Hate me if you like, but these terms seem worse (given that I`m white myself) than the n-word.
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    Genocyde Male 30-39
    712 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 8:48 pm
    I can`t argue with the kid. I mean big words from a little guy but powerful nonetheless.

    I also have to agree with Ben on this one. If we can`t stop separating ourselves then obviously there`s no point in dispelling one word.

    I mean, let`s just say I started White Entertainment Television. I`d be labelled a racist because I`m excluding all others. I`m certain my friends who are of all walks of life wouldn`t appreciate it too much either.

    The way I look at it, if it isn`t acceptable that I should use it based on my color, then it isn`t acceptable that anyone should use it.

    Fair`s fair, right?
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    mithraela Female 18-29
    535 posts
    September 4, 2010 at 3:39 am
    It`s not going to change anything. AND, regardless of how well spoken his speech is, words change meaning over time. The "N-Word", used by blacks, is a cultural statement of defiance used by Chris Rock, Katt Williams,Richard Pryor(in his time), Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, Etc. These people do not fit the traditional meaning of the word and all of them in their own ways have been revolutionaries in their culture.It has always been my opinion that words by themselves are powerless and should not be feared. These people managed to help "Kill" the power of a word that was given life for the purpose of discrimination. It`s always seemed to me that the white people who are angry that blacks get to use the "N-Word" are immature pussies scared of the specific details another culture has used to draw up its social boundaries. The black people who hate it used by their own people are forgetting that those counterculture revolutionaries using it have also done a
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    BrnishedLily Female 18-29
    75 posts
    October 15, 2010 at 5:38 pm
    I wish everyone would just shut up and stop pointing fingers at everyone else. Why do most humans act immature and spread hate? It makes me feel so...so weary even though I`m only twenty two.

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