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The “N” Word
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I noticed that whenever a non-black person said the N words to a black guy, he gets offended. But when the black guy said the N word to another black guy, he doesn't get offended. Why is that?


It's a cultural thing. As a black person, I was taught that the "N" word was a bad word and it shouldn't be used, and it's a word that is meant to degrade and to demean us. In other words, make us inferior to the rest of the world. I guess other black people see it as a greeting or another way saying "homie", so they don't feel inferior. Also it's in nearly all the rap songs. Me, personally, I wish the word didn't exist.
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England were slavery was part of the trade people still considers it bad to say it. The only time i hear this word it is only for the purpose to insult and in general it is considered to be very ignorant thing to say (white and black) . I rarely hear my friends or anybody say it if is not about a stand up show or a movie. I remember a friend calling another friend that other day and everybody keep messing with him..it is just weird if that word comes out of another black person and nobody takes that person serious.
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Actually this is a very good thread, kudos to the opener for bringing this up.

The "N" word is most commonly known as a word used to offend black people. However it's not the word in itself that bothers me, it's the usage of it. If there should be a scenario were a white person says this word to a black person, there would be a situation were racism would be brought up. However, if said black man would say this word to another black person there wouldn't be an outcome were it comes to the terms of racism. (I am talking from what I experience from the area around my home).
And this is exactly what bothers me. If a white person says it, it's racism, if a black person says it - it's not offensive on any levels.

Therefore I wonder what the term "racism" really means. The dictionary explains racism like this - "Racism is the belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race".
According to this explanation of the word racism, and the building of the human physique there would really be impossible to be racist against a black person. You might ask why, and the answer is simple. Every race is built different, and when it comes to physiques, the average black person is built stronger, faster, better (just watch some sports and you'll easily notice) than the average white person. In fact, the situation is turned around - and it is the race that is offended in a case regarding "racism" now a days that's the "superior human being".

So again I ask a question, why is there never any case were a black person is accused of racism? "Vanilla face" and "White trash" are two common expressions used by black people to insult white people, and should in fact be regarded as racist terms. But a white person have never accused those words for being racist. This is because in terms of history, black people were taken as slaves by white people and thus viewed as a lesser human being. And today's society has evolved to think this way.

Racism really comes down to history. As black people once was thought to be lesser beings, they continued to be thought off that, event though its utter bollocks. This is why white people can be racist towards black people, and not the other way around - looking away from the fact that the explanation of racism really doesn't allow to go that way. On the other hand, a black person can't be racist against another black person, as it was white people, that in term of history had this "lesser being" view of them.


Mah, my conclusion sucked nuts. But I hope you got my point.





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A lot of Asian guys say this, it's annoying. Many in the US mainland act like they're Black or something, even the girls with that "homegirl" talk. Give me a break.
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Does anyone find this offensive? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7i5QQKr4ww
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Yei wrote:

Does anyone find this offensive? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7i5QQKr4ww


I don’t really know what to think of that..
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Yei wrote:

Does anyone find this offensive? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7i5QQKr4ww


I don’t really know what to think of that..


I laughed really hard at that the first time I saw it. I think it's better than Dave Chappelle's famous 'n-word family' skit:
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1383212/the_niggar_family_dave_chappelle/
Posted 9/21/09

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Yei wrote:

Does anyone find this offensive? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7i5QQKr4ww


I don’t really know what to think of that..
I confronted within the part of me which found the whole skit to be remotely funny. And asked myself this: "do I find it to be funny by making fun at other people's ethnic stereotypes, when I too can be victimized by my own Chinese ethnic stereotypes?"

And that's when suddenly, the whole skit became less funny than it was actually offending. With it's cheap humors and fake laughter hiding the Japanese's sadistic nature.
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DomFortress wrote:


SeraphAlford wrote:


Yei wrote:

Does anyone find this offensive? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7i5QQKr4ww


I don’t really know what to think of that..
I confronted within the part of me which found the whole skit to be remotely funny. And asked myself this: "do I find it to be funny by making fun at other people's ethnic stereotypes, when I too can be victimized by my own Chinese ethnic stereotypes?"

And that's when suddenly, the whole skit became less funny than it was actually offending. With it's cheap humors and fake laughter hiding the Japanese's sadistic nature.


I've gotten the impression you have something against Japanese people. This is an American video, made by Americans.
Posted 9/21/09

Yei wrote:


DomFortress wrote:


SeraphAlford wrote:


Yei wrote:

Does anyone find this offensive? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7i5QQKr4ww


I don’t really know what to think of that..
I confronted within the part of me which found the whole skit to be remotely funny. And asked myself this: "do I find it to be funny by making fun at other people's ethnic stereotypes, when I too can be victimized by my own Chinese ethnic stereotypes?"

And that's when suddenly, the whole skit became less funny than it was actually offending. With it's cheap humors and fake laughter hiding the Japanese's sadistic nature.


I've gotten the impression you have something against Japanese people. This is an American video, made by Americans.
Well played, I was fooled by your guise about the nature of this pilot film.

However, you should know that Japanese immigration policy(http://www.tabunka.org/newsletter/immigration_p2.html) can make immigrating to Japan a living hell(http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0NTN/is_48/ai_111026246/) for foreigners.

That's the real Japanese's sadistic nature that I'm talking about, with their immigration policy of only accepting unskilled foreign immigrants. When their economy and living standards can't even sustain their own unskilled populace.
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DomFortress wrote:
Well played, I was fooled by your guise about the nature of this pilot film.

However, you should know that Japanese immigration policy(http://www.tabunka.org/newsletter/immigration_p2.html) can make immigrating to Japan a living hell(http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0NTN/is_48/ai_111026246/) for foreigners.

That's the real Japanese's sadistic nature that I'm talking about, with their immigration policy of only accepting unskilled foreign immigrants. When their economy and living standards can't even sustain their own unskilled populace.


Their immigration policy seems pretty normal: http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2221.html

Japan's not letting in as much immigrants as other countries, but the number of immigrants is still growing. There might be some sort of problem, but many other countries also have immigration problems. And seriously, how does this mean Japanese people have a "sadistic" nature? You really should stop being racist.
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Yei wrote:


DomFortress wrote:
Well played, I was fooled by your guise about the nature of this pilot film.

However, you should know that Japanese immigration policy(http://www.tabunka.org/newsletter/immigration_p2.html) can make immigrating to Japan a living hell(http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0NTN/is_48/ai_111026246/) for foreigners.

That's the real Japanese's sadistic nature that I'm talking about, with their immigration policy of only accepting unskilled foreign immigrants. When their economy and living standards can't even sustain their own unskilled populace.


Their immigration policy seems pretty normal: http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2221.html

Japan's not letting in as much immigrants as other countries, but the number of immigrants is still growing. There might be some sort of problem, but many other countries also have immigration problems. And seriously, how does this mean Japanese people have a "sadistic" nature? You really should stop being racist.


I actually considered pursuing a career as an English teacher in Japan, as there are apparently Japanese companies willing to pay large sums of money for educated Americans and Brits willing to provide such a service. So, I did a lot of research and: no, their immigration policy is not normal. In fact I think the Japanese culture is entirely aggressive towards immigrants. They even have laws that apply only to immigrants. For example, a native born Japanese person is not necessarily required to maintain a job. They’ve got plenty of unemployment there just like everywhere else and while it’s frowned upon there’s no serious repercussions for a lack of motivation. Now, if you went and became a Japanese citizen, however, you’d either get a job in six months or be banned from the country. They treat immigrants like lazy freeloaders riding on the success of the Japanese archipelago. Perhaps rightfully so, Japan has the second most advanced economy in the world second to the United States, and one of the best education systems there is. Doubtless, many people would prefer to live there than say…China? I’m sure they have a problem with negative immigration….

And I also think there’s a certain scaunderfreud and a dearth of respect for certain life forms in Japanese culture….but not uniquely so. It’s pretty much every nation.
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I actually considered pursuing a career as an English teacher in Japan, as there are apparently Japanese companies willing to pay large sums of money for educated Americans and Brits willing to provide such a service. So, I did a lot of research and: no, their immigration policy is not normal. In fact I think the Japanese culture is entirely aggressive towards immigrants. They even have laws that apply only to immigrants. For example, a native born Japanese person is not necessarily required to maintain a job. They’ve got plenty of unemployment there just like everywhere else and while it’s frowned upon there’s no serious repercussions for a lack of motivation. Now, if you went and became a Japanese citizen, however, you’d either get a job in six months or be banned from the country. They treat immigrants like lazy freeloaders riding on the success of the Japanese archipelago. Perhaps rightfully so, Japan has the second most advanced economy in the world second to the United States, and one of the best education systems there is. Doubtless, many people would prefer to live there than say…China? I’m sure they have a problem with negative immigration….

And I also think there’s a certain scaunderfreud and a dearth of respect for certain life forms in Japanese culture….but not uniquely so. It’s pretty much every nation.


I know there's problems in Japan with xenophobia, and with the way it deals with immigrants, but it's not surprising because it's such a closed society. These problems exist, but they do not reflect the entire country's mentality, or somehow the "nature" of Japanese people in general. If I judged the US by it's government's actions and policies and the mentalities of certain people, could I make blanketing statements on what kind of country the US is and the nature/culture of the US people? I could probably make the US culture and people look pretty bad, even evil.

And what "life forms" are you talking about?
Posted 9/21/09

SeraphAlford wrote:I actually considered pursuing a career as an English teacher in Japan, as there are apparently Japanese companies willing to pay large sums of money for educated Americans and Brits willing to provide such a service. So, I did a lot of research and: no, their immigration policy is not normal. In fact I think the Japanese culture is entirely aggressive towards immigrants. They even have laws that apply only to immigrants. For example, a native born Japanese person is not necessarily required to maintain a job. They’ve got plenty of unemployment there just like everywhere else and while it’s frowned upon there’s no serious repercussions for a lack of motivation. Now, if you went and became a Japanese citizen, however, you’d either get a job in six months or be banned from the country. They treat immigrants like lazy freeloaders riding on the success of the Japanese archipelago. Perhaps rightfully so, Japan has the second most advanced economy in the world second to the United States, and one of the best education systems there is. Doubtless, many people would prefer to live there than say…China? I’m sure they have a problem with negative immigration….

And I also think there’s a certain scaunderfreud and a dearth of respect for certain life forms in Japanese culture….but not uniquely so. It’s pretty much every nation.
You brought out an interesting point regarding the Japanese economy, which I'll expand it into another topic.
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