Hey the internet, hows your week going? That bad? I can understand. It’s been rough for all of us. Good thing today the President said a bad word while talking about a bad thing and now we can all stop talking about the bad thing and start talking about the bad word, but shhh, don’t say the bad word.
That would be bad. Real bad. It would make people feel uncomfortable, and not the people that word is supposed to make feel uncomfortable, but they probably wouldn’t like it either.
“And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say ‘nigger’ in public. That’s not the measure of whether racism still exists or not. It’s not just a matter of overt discrimination. Societies don’t, overnight, completely erase everything that happened 200 to 300 years prior.”
See here’s the the thing. It was never polite to say the N-word in public to black people. I guess it wasn’t polite to say it to them privately either. But really now it seems like it is a matter of not saying the word to ease the feelings of white people. In a weird way this was an inevitable move by white people. For a hundred years whites have been co-opting black culture. We’ve taken music, art, and fashion and now we’ve finally taken being offended by white people saying the n-word for ourselves. “Bold move Whitey,” said by a white person drinking craft beer from Australia while writing a blog on the internet.
To quote a handsome and brilliant stand up comedian, “If your only reason for not saying the N-word is your afraid black people will kick you ass, you’re still a racist.” I think that sums it up pretty well.
To quote the same Adonis-like comedian from earlier who put it best several years ago, “We gave up one word to maintain the status quo? What a great deal that was for us.”