December 2, 2013
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What I love about getting older……
July 17, 2013
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Laquesha "Lace Front" Jenkins
A true grit sherriff who was able to deal with any outlaw...by making sure they're well hung.
Iesha "Baby Daddy" Culpepper
Was able to handle any outlaw that rode into town...until they rode in bareback.
June 28, 2013
* Note: this post isn't on the ethics of the word but on the selective outrage over it's use*
Whenever a high profile white person get exposed for using the word "nigger", the first thing everyone want to do is to show the double standards and hypocrisy of black folks and rappers being able to use the word...as if we don't have internal conflicts about it. "Black people are allowed to use it, why can't I?" The real question to them should be: "why in the hell do you want to use it?". This post isn't about rather we should or shouldn't say the word. This post is about my frustration of controversy being deflected on black people and us being used as scapegoats whenever rich and powerful people get caught up.
The word "nigger" was FORCED upon us...we didn't want it. We fought tooth and nail to avoid, run from and to get away from it. America didn't help us with this. Now in 2013, let me give you a quick historical montage of how we grew up with the word "nigger".
For centuries black people lived with the word through....
- Slavery and racial discrimination
- Judges, teachers, police officers used it opening towards us
- America thrived in business selling multiple products with the word "nigger" in it. (Google it)
- We even had children books that had "nigger" in the title and prominently mentioned in books
- We learned to sing it in our schoolyard games
- After being called "nigger" to our faces, we realized that it's often said behind our backs
- We were REQIURED to read books like "Huckleberry Finn" amongst our fellow class mates
- Even if you want to use rappers as scapegoats for using "nigger", their masters (record companies) profit immensely off the music
- We have hit songs with the word in it and everybody enjoys singing along to it
- We accept, embrace, love and recite dialogs from Taratino movies.
With that being said, why are people acting as if black people created this word and need to be held accountable for it? "Nigger" was beaten, ingrained and part of our American experience. No one came to bat to help us get rid of it so I'm sure as hell am not going to bat for another group of people to defend them. Blacks dealt with the baggage and now on an international stage, white America has to deal with it their way. We gave in to the word, accepted it and changed the power out of it's usage amongst ourselves. Whether this is wrong or right, is separate discussion that blacks folks should have amongst themselves but the selective outrage directed towards the least powerful people in the country, speaks to another type of racism.
No problem profiting from the word
June 21, 2013
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