Nigger, Nigga, and The N-word

We at VeraciousThoughts are accustomed to posting articles/blog posts that are veracious in its context because we address issues where freedom is being infringed and the constitution  is gratuitously violated. Foreign policy is also a concern because we speak from a libertarian perspective. We have never really discussed racial issues because it is a distraction that ultimately leads to dividing and conquer tactics by the ruling class. It keeps society only focused on who is the racist, rather than who are the misanthropes, destroying humanity. We may touch racial issues in the future.

Recently a good friend of mine and a great blogger posted a post “Nigger, Nigga, The N-word” an amazing article that touches on several areas: protection and suppression. I love supporting great work. I know you will enjoy it as much as I did.

KryticalŸeye

The B.E.A.C.O Blog

n-wordThe title a song that some of her best friends have created, and she received backlash.

Which brings me to my next point…how can the Black community expect people of other races to know our rules around using the words nigger and nigga, if we are not even clear on the usage regulations?? We don’t communicate our standards, yet we expect non-Blacks to automatically assume what’s appropriate. But can you imagine how confusing it is?? People of other races overhear us using it toward/about each other, they listen to it in “our” music, and many have friends who frequently use the word. So how are they supposed to be clear on when to use it themselves? I would even imagine that some non-Black people have concluded that we no longer have a problem with the word, because of how often we use it. Can we really get mad when we hear stories of other races using either word when we are not setting a clear example?

Now setting this clear example would be next to impossible. The Black community is obviously divided on the definition and usage of the word(s). Some of it is generational, some of it is environmental. While we may never be able to promote a clear preference of appropriateness, we need to recognize we are projecting conflicting messages to the “outside world.” We need to exhibit empathy and understanding when we hear stories like Paltrow’s. As long as we have a complex and twisted theory with nigger/nigga, others will never be clear on when to use it.

During the Oprah interview, Jay mentioned that the problem is not the word nigger/nigga, but racism. And that’s what we need to address. Even if a word is changed, it doesn’t affect the issue that really needs to be resolved. That, I agree with. And would even like to pose another idea. Maybe we do need to get to a time where using the word nigger/nigga isn’t so taboo. Another problem with publicly masking these words is that it allows true racists to hide among genuine people. I firmly believe that people should be allowed to express what they believe, as long as they are not causing any physical harm. Making [blatant] racism illegal never eradicated it, and only made it discreet. Racists have become smarter. The inherent racism in America is a MAJOR problem. I rather have a non-Black person call me a nigger, then smile in my face and secretly plot my failure. That way, my enemies are obvious. Perhaps if we got to a place where using the word was more culturally excepted, the Black community would have an easier time revealing racism and its effects/affects. In this society, racism is harder to detect, harder to prove, and therefore harder to break through. So let’s allow the word nigger/nigga to be used, and hopefully initiate some real dialogue. Maybe then we can get to some actual resolutions. Right now, we’re all just sneaking around, trying to ignore the elephant, and it’s helping nothing. Stop bleeping it out, because people are saying it anyway! Blacks and non-Blacks need to stop hiding behind their fears and reservations of using the word nigger/nigga. Let’s all sit down, discuss it, and make some real progress!!

P.S. I also HATE the word “ninja.” [Who started that anyway??] It has become a word that people use instead of the word nigga. Similar to “the N-word”, everyone knows what you’re saying!!! So unless you are actually referring to a person that practices martial arts, either use an English pronoun to tell the story, or say the word nigga!!! Makes no sense. Say what you mean, and mean what you say…

Advertisements

We encourage you to leave a comment. It is greatly appreciated, thank you once again.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s