Julian Curry’s Take on the word NIGGER

JULIAN CURRY IS THE MAN!!! 

For every black person who thinks the word Nigger is a term of endearment, check this out.  I think Nas needs to see and hear this.

 

 

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15 Responses

  1. I give up Son. As much as I can’t accept the logic that we can never take the word and the power it’s history seems to give it away from them; as much as I refuse to believe that what comes out of my mouth is more important than what comes out of my heart; as much as I feel could be accomplished by taking a 180 degree different approach to letting them define who and what we were or are, I GIVE UP. You heard it right here on Native Son first, The ExodusMentality disavows the use of the N-Word, by any and all people, now and forever more.

    Ultimately it’s easier to stop using the word than it is to fight the prevailing sentiments, no matter how faulty I find their logic. I rather liked the fact that there was this one word that I could call myself or my folks, that at the same time would get almost any white person beat to within an inch of their life. Oh well, at least I can still beat down white folks; they will never stop thinking or using that word as long as white supremacy is the law of all lands.

  2. Brother Exodus:

    Have you ever heard Jewish people trying to use the word “Kike” as a term of endearment? There was a word that we use to say that replaced the racist word nigger: Brother. We used that word to show love and support for our people and culture. We saw no other race use the word brother like we used it and some of us still use it. That is a word that we have taken control over and have expanded on.

    I do understand your frustration brother, but this was never a compitetion to see how many negative racist words that were used to mentally oppress us we could turn around into a positive. Every time I hear that word, I think of my parents, grandparents and those who came before them. I see the many images and pictures of our ancestors being demeaned by white people saying:

    “die nigger!!” or
    “you just a nigger, you ain’t smart”
    “Nigger I ought to take you out back and hang yo from a tree”
    “Niggers and good for nothing more than domestic and field work”

    The sad part about those phrases I stated above is that some of our own people especially our children have adopted this mentality even today. By us stop using the word, it won’t stop white people from using it, but that is not a reason why we should. We should stop using it out of respect for ourselves and our culture which many of us don’t have a clue what our culture and history is. It is bloody trail and many many were lost. It is a story of survial under the worst conditions; yet we still are here; despite of the white supremacy. I love and support your page my brother, yours is one of the many that I love to read. Keep up the good work.

    Native Son

  3. Your writting and ideas are fresh and a well needed change on the issue. I am writting a paper on Gloria Naylor’s “Mommy, What Does Nigger Mean” and after reading your input on the topic, I changed my entire thesis to agree with you. I am sure you are familiar with the article and how she says the word has different connotation within different social groups. I did some research on the topic and you are the only person to this point to really defend your point so well that its undisputed. I usually never reply to web post but yours was so good and helpful that I had to let you know.
    Thanks

  4. I got’s to give Julian credit for saying what should be said and more important feeling what should be felt. Just like Bill Cosby, he couldn’t be more right. The thought of taking derogatory white terms referring to slavery and adopting them as cool street slang is repulsive and minimizes and diminishes the term. Just as the golf channel anchor got suspended for making a joke about all the young players on the PGA tour taking Tiger Woods out an lynching him, any phrases referring to slavery are best left in a historical contest. The black community really still feels that the white man is keeping them down despite the reality that all races today have the opportunity to experience the American dream. But its easier to make excuses and blame things on others. Why are Koreans, Mexicans, Vietnamese, Japanese, Iranians, Indians, Pakistani, etc people all coming here, working hard and experiencing the American dream, while much of the black community has not…………

  5. The word has now transcended its original meaning; however it has not let down the baggage and ghosts of its dark past. The youths have been blinded by the ignorance of the fathers that have continued to use this word.
    Everyday i walk the streets and I hear my BROTHERS tearing each other down with this word, knowing the sufferings of their ancestors.
    Every time I hear this word it brings to mind the rapes of great great grandmothers and lynchings of my grandfathers. The whippings of my brother’s people all called, no, disgraced by one word. Yet that one word still persists today commonly used to show “affection”.
    I’m sorry for those who still remain blissfully unaware, no, blissfully ignorant of the meaning of such a horrendous word. It pains me to know that my people will continue to destroy each other yet they will not stand it when someone of another color displays such “affection” towards them.
    It damages my heart when i think of all the wasted potential of MY people, the wasted lives, and the wasted minds. Brilliant young minds, running the hamster wheel for the system. We’ve been in the system for so long yet remain at the bottom of the ladder….

  6. Pure POWER. I’m going to share this with all I can.

  7. I am performing this poem in front of my whole high school on Thursday for Black History Month. Hopefully i can make a difference..

  8. Chris,

    Right On young man… Fist in the air!

  9. EXCELLENT! Thanks Native Son! Julian Curry is a beast…….cuz he sho ain’t a n***a!

    And I do know the history of Wall Street, but its amazing that the same Wall Street used to sell blacks is know a place where some fortunate blacks can SELL stocks and bonds and futures and options.

  10. Very powerful work.

  11. I just recently heard about Julian’s poem and its very refreshing to listen to such a raw truth..that so many refuse to understand or entertain. The word is profoundly disrespectful to our ancestry and still to this day makes me uncomfortable whenever I see a bunch of african american teenage boys saying the word, mindlessly, over and over and over-with little regard as to who is within earshot. Julian’s poem should be heard in every high school in america, every university, everywhere really….so that even white kids who might be “cool enough” to use that word with their black friends..knows its inappropriate and unacceptable. Changing the ending of the word..doesn’t change its original meaning or history!

    Great body of work…

  12. hey mister curry. my name is johwell i am the co founder of the negusworld movement.the words you spit on that niggers,niggaz..stand up are full of unrevealed truth.i would love for you to check out our work and hopefully help us spread it.
    here are a couple links: http://www.negusworld.com ,www.myspace.com/negusworld

    NEGUS UP ,NIGGAZ DOWN

  13. Hi, Native Son!

    I’ve been trying to find the script of Julian Curry’s poem – Niggaz – but I just can’t happen to get it anywhere. I’m Brazilian and don’t quite understand all the words used by Julian. I’d be thankful if you could somehow help me get it. Thanks.

  14. MAN what a poem!!
    Hey guys watch ROOTS the best movie from the slaves point of view..the word was being used by the slaves already..that was passed on to their kids and grandkids..So yes there is no excuse of using that word even by blacks..but you must understand that it grew even more within the black community..from slave row to present..

  15. remindful..

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