Little Kid Doesn`t Want the N-Word

Submitted by: Nidonemo 7 years ago in

He makes a good point, we"re tired of it too.
There are 110 comments:
Female 75
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.
0
Reply
Female 535
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
0
Reply
Male 712
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?
0
Reply
Male 703
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.
0
Reply
Male 2,402
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.
0
Reply
Male 12,365
[quote]It was based on actual events[/quote]

That almost always means it had almost nothing to do with anything that actually happened.
0
Reply
Female 100
Excellent speech from someone so young.
0
Reply
Male 11
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.
0
Reply
Male 698
I am proud to be Asian.
0
Reply
Male 2,868
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)
0
Reply
Female 108
WOW I wish I was there. I love it.
0
Reply
Male 2,868
"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!
0
Reply
Male 4,593
That kid`s never getting laid... Ever.
0
Reply
Male 163
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.
0
Reply
Male 734
Great public speaker. Unfortunately, I get the feeling that the speech isn`t his.
0
Reply
Female 21
"American prisons are full of black people, aren`t they?"

Well, something tells me this kid won`t be going there.
0
Reply
Female 584
@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.
0
Reply
Male 561
@aseirinn Yes, because they are criminals, not because they are `black`, but because they are morons.
0
Reply
Male 1,548
F*ck the euphemism treadmill.
0
Reply
Female 444
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!
0
Reply
Male 877
American prisons are full of black people, aren`t they?
0
Reply
Male 13
THAT is one clever little I am a racist!! he makes a good point and i hope everyone listens to him. OK
0
Reply
Male 2,424
Huey Freeman, IRL?
0
Reply
Male 161
he`s got such big lips!! :D
0
Reply
Male 179
sad thing is we have politicians who have less sense than this kid.
0
Reply
Male 57
WHAT ABOUT SHNIEKKA!? dont take that from me . . . . its all i have left
0
Reply
Female 547
Don`t you just want to eat him up? Seriously, I know he`s trying to be sincere, but he`s so damn cute.
0
Reply
Female 217
Whether he wrote it or not that kid is an excellent speech giver. Born to be in politics.
0
Reply
Male 46
he knows what he´s saying. not just repeating from memory
0
Reply
Male 582
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.
0
Reply
Male 216
Holy poo, that white guy was my Governor
0
Reply
Male 554
yah he should not have sang >_>
0
Reply
Male 648
"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.
0
Reply
Male 5
that kid would get so much tail after that
0
Reply
Male 2,593
It was great till he started singing
0
Reply
Male 160
Funny how theres only one white guy in the audience.


0
Reply
Male 81
Yeah. The word "disenfranchised" is in every 9 year old`s vocabulary.

NOT.
0
Reply
Female 16
Beautifully spoken! This kid will be the prez one day. ^.^
0
Reply
Male 219
He`s reading and/or prepared for that speech :|
cpt obvious here once again.
0
Reply
Female 317
i`m tired of it too. maybe black people should stop using it.
0
Reply
Male 1,021
I`m so sick of people discussing race. Just see people as people and stop the madness.
0
Reply
Female 447
@ 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.
0
Reply
Male 606
for once one little [email protected] spoke the truth!
0
Reply
Male 40,326
Dang! @splurbyburbl those are some fat, ugly fat people!~ was that one guy swinging a vacuum cleaner? Yeesh!
0
Reply
Female 447
@ 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
0
Reply
Male 12,365
[quote]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.[/quote]

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.
0
Reply
Female 447
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.
0
Reply
Male 12,365
[quote]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.[/quote]

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.
0
Reply
Male 12,365
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.
0
Reply
Male 25,417
Times are changing! so is the dictionary and teh vocabulary!
0
Reply
Male 12,365
[quote]@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?[/quote]

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.
0
Reply
Male 230
WOAH! IT`S HUEY FREEMAN!!!
0
Reply
Male 12,365
[quote]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![/quote]

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.
0
Reply
Male 163
@ 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.
0
Reply
Male 15,510
Its just a cultural thing
0
Reply
Male 9,305
"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.
0
Reply
Female 798
@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.
0
Reply
Male 163
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.
0
Reply
Male 3,915
am i getting punked right now? the funnies thing about this post is splurbyburbl`s link....
0
Reply
Male 206
@ splurbyburbl`s video.
wow. someone better call the amber lamps. but yea i completely agree with your statement.
0
Reply
Male 946
@ 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.
0
Reply
Male 2,796
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.
0
Reply
Male 394
Huey? Why`d you shave the `fro?
0
Reply
Female 85
too long...did not listen.
0
Reply
Male 36
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.
0
Reply
Male 36
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****?
0
Reply
Male 36
@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.
0
Reply
Male 17,512
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.
0
Reply
Female 2,289
"give god some praise"

wtf?
0
Reply
Male 13
I am a pretty little girl, I am a racist!s.
0
Reply
Male 206
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".
0
Reply
Male 2,796
"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.
0
Reply
Male 2,796
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.
0
Reply
Male 17,512
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.
0
Reply
Male 881
"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".
0
Reply
Male 452
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.
0
Reply
Male 3,076
yeah OK the N-word isn`t the best word but "deleting" it???
0
Reply
Male 205
@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?
0
Reply
Male 5,194
I like Morgan Freeman`s take on things. He had a good science show recently.
0
Reply
Female 137
tell me about it when i was im 4th grade the boys would always say that
0
Reply
Female 526
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.
0
Reply
Female 247
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!
0
Reply
Female 1,963
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.
0
Reply
Male 219
Ninja, pleez!
0
Reply
Male 219
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.
0
Reply
Female 1,427
Huey Freeman.
0
Reply
Female 895
tl;dl

...to all of it. But good stuff..
0
Reply
Female 51
@zombieland yesssss
0
Reply
Male 190
Wow ... that was one of the greatest speaches I have heard in a long time... kids got balls.
0
Reply
Male 881
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.
0
Reply
Female 2,352
Nukkah please.
0
Reply
Male 72
politician in the making? only if some n-word doesn`t cap him first...
0
Reply
Male 762
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.
0
Reply
Male 612
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/
0
Reply
Male 339
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.
0
Reply
Male 418
LETS STOP USING THE WORD NIGG-A
and lets bring back the word Nigge-r
0
Reply
Male 1,378
nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnigga
0
Reply
Male 48
Why does it take a child to impress people with what black people have been saying for years?
0
Reply
Female 4,039
Wonderful speaker - not such a wonderful singer.
0
Reply
Male 272
thats one of the most moving things i`ve seen in a long time
0
Reply
Male 71
0
Reply
Male 812
This kid should be the president.
0
Reply
Male 40,326
If it`s a bad word for one group, it ought to be a bad word for everyone, eh?
Nice conservative kid!
0
Reply
Male 378
he`s a very strong orator, and a good cause. maybe a decade later, he`ll be using the word too
0
Reply
Male 39,572
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.
0
Reply
Female 9,558
This kid needs to be on TV.
0
Reply
Male 2,049
Morgan Freeman has a better argument.

Blakc History
0
Reply
Male 85
Epic win.
0
Reply
Male 71
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
0
Reply
Male 9,305
Link: Little Kid Doesn`t Want the N-Word [Rate Link] - He makes a good point, we`re tired of it too.
0
Reply