SO ON POINT!!!

This is the most on point article I have read concerning the use of the word nigger, nigga or however you want to say it.

Jasmyne took the words right out of my mouth.  I could not have said it better myself!!  How do we or why should we expect white people not to use the word when some of us use it ourselves.  I have said this many times and will continue to say this: You will never here Jewish people refer to themselves as “kikes” EVER!!!  And they damn sure won’t let anyone else say it or anything remotely offensive about them. 

Remember Michael Jackson’s song: “They don’t really care about us”
 
“Jew me, sue me, everybody do me”

 “All I really want to say is they don’t even care about us”

The Jewish community demanded that Michael Jackson re-record that one verse.  When will we learn to have respect for our culture on that level?

Jasmyne’s article was so on point that I am going to post the whole article on my blog.  I will bold the sections that made me scream halleluiah and run around the room.  This sister’s article is on POINT!!!!! lol

JASMYNE CANNICK: Stopping the N Word Starts With Blacks
*Black leaders are calling on the entertainment industry to stop using the “N” word, a move in theory that I support wholeheartedly. 
Do I think that the entertainment industry gives a damn?  Absolutely not, but it makes for great news clips and if one didn’t know any better they’d think we were really doing something here.  But in actuality, Blacks would be foolish to expect an industry that is only concerned with making money and lots of it to voluntarily comply with the request of a few Black leaders when there’s millions of dollars to be made.

The N word is profitable, let’s face it. 

How do I know?  Because every Tuesday millions of us disperse to our local music stores and support artists, many of whom are Black, that in their lyrics degrade women and use the N word freely.  In we fact, we expect to them do it, that’s what we want and that’s why they’re rich.

To expect record companies, who are raking in millions each year off the N word to voluntarily give that up is irrational.  The only way we’re going to make sweeping systemic changes in the way the N word is used is if we force it economically and quite frankly I don’t think we really want to do that. 

In order for change to be made that would mean that we would have to stop listening to the artists that we love so much.  It would mean that we couldn’t support films where the N word was used, no matter who’s starring in it.  It would mean the boycotting of radio stations that play songs from artists who use the N word.  No more buying designer clothes from artists who use the N word.  No more buying concert tickets for artists who use the N word and of course watching BET and MTV would be out of the question. 

Are Blacks really ready to give up the N word?  Because the only way it’s going to happen is if we effect their bottom line but alas, we’re too busy making their bottom line.

I’ll be the first to admit that I love hip-hop.  However, my love for hip-hop does not mean that I turn a deaf ear to its use of the N word and homophobic and misogynistic lyrics like so many of us often do with the disclaimer, “I like the beat not the words.”  That’s a cop out, plain and simple. 

And let’s be clear, we are the same group of people that liked R. Kelly’s beats so much that we turned a blind eye towards the very blatant proof that he was engaging in at best questionable activities with minor girls and put him and his new album on top of the charts.

We should not be in the business of asking other people to do something that we aren’t even willing to do ourselves.

I think Black people are just fine with the N word.  Sure, we may get riled up when a white person uses it, but can we really when most of us use it everyday in our daily conversations.

Consider this, Black people went from referring to each other as “brothas and sistas” to nigga’s and bitch’s and sometimes worse.

Until the majority of Blacks are willing to make a conscientious effort which requires a lifestyle change in regards to the N word, it will continue to be used not only by Blacks but by other races as well.

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One Response

  1. I don’t buy rap music because I think it is so vile. I don’t support R Kelly for the same reason. Having said that, I do think there are times when the words Niggers, Negroes, and Black can be used to define certain types of behavior.

    For instance, the way 50 cents act, his behavior is niggerly and conversely, the way Oprah Winfrey acts, one can say that behavior is consistent with the way Negroes behave. In other words, a Nigger will do terrible things to other Blacks. A Negro is those who act like they are White and don’t want to have anything to do with Blacks. These people in many cases will also act against the interest of Black people. Those who are considered Black will act in the interest of Black.

    Other than describing people based upon their actions among us (other Black people), I don’t use the word Nigger nor will I buy products that uses this word.

    None us know what Jewish people do in the privacy of their own group. Therefore, we can’t say what words they use to describe their traitors.

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