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Posted 8/15/15 , edited 8/15/15
Old story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY16_nKORb8
When people have tried to accept a word and some don't.

They say this means slave, and that means friend or homeboy.
Some would have the real urge to say it to those acting like them "in the hood"..

When I was in America that word came up to my mind so much as it would flush out the mouth to say "oh sorry n...a my bad" or something like that, some could take it with a friendly tone others at gun point.
At home many of the darker skinned folks do use it way too often and much as a joke (so what to accept and what to forget since I think this will stay maybe for ever?)

Some would say since they are people you don't need to call them anything... even if it means they could do the same with you (and sometimes does)
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It's like any other "label" word people don't like it or the same people think it's just a joke or funny. I really don't like "white trash" because no one really knows where it originates from. White trash really means for white people that couldn't afford a slave(s), but people still use it today and think what it means which it isn't. lol
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Posted 8/15/15 , edited 8/15/15
I saw that one but I think there was a better one out there don't remember his stage name... but he was way funnier I think.
and another video about it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME4vyCckDQQ

jackrabbit92 wrote: It's like any other "label" word people don't like it or the same people think it's just a joke or funny.
but still why can it be both for the same person and using it like the teacher and student.
First as a joke, then as an insult... even if both means the same thing.

severticas wrote: butler?
Yeah that also means slave ;P
Also being used and well its mostly a more softer type of slave these days? (or could you really call it a slave anymore?)
Posted 8/15/15
Does it start with B? B- hmm...butler?

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I'm personally not for usage of any of the "N" derivatives, but it's not gonna stop rappers from dropping them like hotcakes.
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Mine is different. People don't use it when I'm around. They are aware of its derogatory term. When they accidentally slip up, they say "sorry, excuse my language" afterwards.

I'm not black.

Well, when I'm playing basketball, that word shows up... mostly as a recognition that I'm a good basketball player.
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If someone is obnoxiously loud and obviously plays a rap song where you can hear it yourself instead of minding their own business and use a headphone, well, you can counter that by being loud as well by playing all of Eminem's old songs. Start with "I'm Gonna Kill You" or "White America" then follow it up with "Kim."

They can play as many tracks of NWAs, Nas, Dre, Drake, or whatever new rappers obnoxiously loud as much as they want, just keep playing the "Kim" track on repeat. They'll know what's up.

They want graphic and foul? Then they'll get one.
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Posted 8/17/15 , edited 8/17/15
The N word is pretty stupid to me to be honest. Even I as a black person don't use it. Saying it sounds completely wrong. My white friends started using it occasionally around me like "You're my n****" and at first an eyebrow was raised, but now I don't really care. Note: I am not being racist when I say "white friends", don't take that the wrong way.
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Posted 8/17/15 , edited 8/17/15
I think it has alot to do with context, there is a difference between calling someone "your nigga" and actually calling someone a nigger. It also has alot to do with the country your in. I remember when Die Antwoord dropped Tension they got flack for using the term "nigga" (they are both white)
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It comes across to us that some people from America are heavy sensitive about the use of certain words. But the thing is, what you need to understand is: we’re not from America. We’re from South Africa. And in South Africa people aren’t so pumped up about these words. Like, for instance, in South Africa, a white guy will say to a black guy ‘yo, wassup, my nigger?’ and the black guy will be like ‘eei, what’s up my nigger?’ and no one freaks out or anything.

I personally don't use either term, but to say those are offensive but calling someone a gypsy, or any other derogatory term, is not as offensive is silly.
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^ wot
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MysticGon wrote: I use it roughly 1-5 times a sentence when speaking casually.

Thats what a white, mystic snake does right, to keep everything on the Gon level
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Ninja had this to say:

It comes across to us that some people from America are heavy sensitive about the use of certain words. But the thing is, what you need to understand is: we’re not from America. We’re from South Africa. And in South Africa people aren’t so pumped up about these words. Like, for instance, in South Africa, a white guy will say to a black guy ‘yo, wassup, my nigger?’ and the black guy will be like ‘eei, what’s up my nigger?’ and no one freaks out or anything.


Apparently Ninja forgot the near 50 years of Apartheid in South Africa. Nigger is and was used to purposely dehumanize blacks in America. It wouldn't even matter if it originally meant a bundle of sticks. Using it in any context is insensitive to black people and their struggle for equal rights in the US. The argument that rappers use a variation, or you have a friend who is okay with you calling them that (which BTW what a great friend you must be) is moot. There is no reason to use it when it can be easily replaced by another word.
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I use it roughly 1-5 times a sentence when speaking casually.



Hmm, not sure if that's an insult or not. But if you want to join the ranks of Internet haters take a number my friend.
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MysticGon wrote: Hmm, not sure if that's an insult or not. But if you want to join the ranks of Internet haters take a number my friend.
Sorry just joking XP

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