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Tim Wise On The N-Word

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defiythelie
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 232 Posts
Sunday, December 25, 2011 3:11:30 PM
" They have "black entertainment TV" (BET)
Why is there not "white entertainment TV" (WET)??

oh yea...that would be racist. "

Please every other channel besides BET is WET no matter if its called that or not.

sbeelz
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2869 Posts
Monday, December 19, 2011 8:50:58 PM
@a1butcher- they do have WET, only it's called CMT.

a1butcher
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4783 Posts
Monday, December 19, 2011 12:52:24 PM
Reminded me of this...offended by the "N" word

a1butcher
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4783 Posts
Monday, December 19, 2011 12:45:30 PM

They have "black entertainment TV" (BET)
Why is there not "white entertainment TV" (WET)??

oh yea...that would be racist.


LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 3698 Posts
Monday, December 19, 2011 11:10:43 AM
Never use an epithet that can't be directed at yourself.

Anyone can be an arsehole.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 12716 Posts
Monday, December 19, 2011 8:28:45 AM


xCYBERDYNEx
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 4799 Posts
Monday, December 19, 2011 8:21:01 AM
@antagonizer, I'm guessing you have never been to the deep south of the US, trust me, nigga and the other word mean the same thing to a racist redneck piece of trash.

collegebound
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3656 Posts
Monday, December 19, 2011 6:24:34 AM
for the record nigga and higger are NOT two different words :| thats just a foolish way to think (imo) nigga came from higger because black people use slang...even if you go deep south enough racists say nigga and dont say higger anymore same word. different spelling...just ebonics.

Rawrg
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 935 Posts
Monday, December 19, 2011 6:20:14 AM
To quote that Swedish guy faqing Skyrim yesterday: What a pussy. Beat that bitch.

antagonizer
Male, 18-29, Canada
 506 Posts
Sunday, December 18, 2011 11:55:42 PM
Sorry Angilion but your princess is in another castle. Every word comes from some other word, which came from some other word before it. S h i t e may have meant the same thing as s h i t centuries ago, but today if you were to use it people would be unlikely to associate it with a toilet bowl floater than something 'foolish'.

Language evolves and n i g g a IS NOT n i g g e r. Completely different meanings. Even so, using either word is a matter of courtesy. You wouldn't want to use it in mixed company any more than you'd use s h i t e, but with close friends bad language is a matter of personal boundaries.

I'm a liberal and anti racism, but I think anyone who gets offended over a word, no matter it's history isn't what they feel the word represents them as...they're just idiots...oh sorry ejit's.

TypicalJerk
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 534 Posts
Sunday, December 18, 2011 11:29:44 PM
NIGGA PLZ

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10533 Posts
Sunday, December 18, 2011 10:26:50 PM
pooe is a variation on poo that means nonsense or foolishness. Do we confuse one for the other? No. We know what they mean by the context and anything else is over sensitivity.


'pooe' is simply an older version of 'poo', closer to the Old English Germanic origin. It is not a different word. It doesn't have a different meaning.

But it's still a bigger difference than your other example, which is simply a difference in spelling with the same pronunciation. At least 'pooe' is pronounced differently to 'poo'.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10533 Posts
Sunday, December 18, 2011 10:15:12 PM
Just had a look around...'Egger' is in use in some parts of Germany as a family name and is listed as referring to a place, as many family names do. 'corner' and 'ridge' or 'peak' are both cited (depending on which part of Germany, apparently).

Just found an interesting 3rd possibility - a corruption of 'Edgar' (which used to be a surname).

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10533 Posts
Sunday, December 18, 2011 10:00:34 PM
Actually Angilion, from what I read the word derives from the Old Germanic "Negger," for 'Tillsman.'


Is that via Arnold Schwarzenegger's surname? I've read several different etymologies for that and the stated possible link to plowing is 'egge', apparently a type of tool related to plowing. Which might make 'egger' for 'plower' or 'tiller'. Which doesn't account for the 'n', which is a pretty big part of the word. In Arnold's name, the 'n' is from the first root word, not the second. So, if that is the right etymology, it's Schwarzen-egger, not Schwarze-negger.

I don't know much about German etymology, only where it intersects with English etymology. But as far as I can tell, there's better evidence for the 'niger' etymology, from Latin via one of the European languages that have their word for 'black' derived from the Latin.

collegebound
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3656 Posts
Sunday, December 18, 2011 9:23:33 PM
jtrebowski: i never said you did. i was only saying that black people as a whole need to stop getting so wound up over a mere word...

if you are referring to when i said "them be fighting words right there..." that's just an old saying my mom used to say that i applied to your comment about conservatives.

max5121
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 274 Posts
Sunday, December 18, 2011 8:51:23 PM
I get it now. I don't get it.

SweetAngel92
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 59 Posts
Sunday, December 18, 2011 8:20:25 PM
As a black woman, i completely agree that no one should use any form of the word(I don't use it myself and my mama would beat me if she heard it come out my mouth), but I think the whole "i can talk about my mama, but you can't" ideal is a great summary of how it should be dealt with.

@Tommy your completely wrong. growing up in NC, I heard more than a few old uncle toms use that word against black people.

jtrebowski
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3238 Posts
Sunday, December 18, 2011 8:09:47 PM
@Collegebound: I never said anything about advocating violence. Besides, conservatives have a "thick skin". That wasn't offensive to them. I can even point out obvious sterotypes like this and it won't bother them. They should just "get over it".

Kaagan
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1438 Posts
Sunday, December 18, 2011 8:05:22 PM
waaah stop crying

jtrebowski
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3238 Posts
Sunday, December 18, 2011 8:00:56 PM
Coming back to my previous comments, I realize that some conservatives might find them not very ver politically correct, so, I'm sorry if that offended you. Speaking of conservatives and political correctness....it's amazing how Reublicans talk to each other, isn't it?

collegebound
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3656 Posts
Sunday, December 18, 2011 7:55:32 PM
"Conservatives, if you want to be accepted into the human race, stop raping your children and sucking off your uncles.

See how that works?"

them be fighting words right there...

with me being black i still agree with antagonizer. just because someone calls you a word that you don't like doesn't mean that you should get violent and throw your life away for an assault charge...at the same time i still don't think that the word should be said at all...

we all see where that idea is going...

robosnitz
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 2752 Posts
Sunday, December 18, 2011 7:46:52 PM
Nigga please.

jtrebowski
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3238 Posts
Sunday, December 18, 2011 7:35:50 PM
"Black folks, if you want to beat racism here's the answer...grow a thick freaking skin."

Conservatives, if you want to be accepted into the human race, stop raping your children and sucking off your uncles.

See how that works?

Moosh
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 196 Posts
Sunday, December 18, 2011 7:25:17 PM
I understand people of certain races may be raw about the social injustices they face and may perceive a word as insulting due to its social context. That being said, I resent being told I cannot say a word as I don't have the right to because my skin is beige. If it truly bothers people, I won't say it, but only because I can respect someone else's feelings, not because I think my skin color dictates (or should dictate) how I communicate or what rights I have.

This man has over thought (as Gerry stated) racism to the point of being racist.

antagonizer
Male, 18-29, Canada
 506 Posts
Sunday, December 18, 2011 7:22:53 PM
Freaking stupid language filter. It's suppose to be s h i t e and s h i t not poo...

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