This is a subject that I rarely cover because for me this should be a no brainer. However there are times where I encounter stupidity to such a massive degree that I have no choice but to point out the absolute obserdity of what is going on. The subject of the word Nigger deals with far more then just a racial slur. It deals with how people treat each other in all areas of life because this gets at is the person a bigot or not.
In the history of Humanity there have been countless examples of prejudice, slavery, racism & racial slurs. This is an issue that hasn’t just effected one race of people (Black People) but all races. It is absolutely moronic for any one race to try and boohoo how racial slurs are directed at them especially while those same people will use those same racial slurs with each other and that is to be perfectly ok. This hypocracy / a double standard at its most evident.
One doesn’t have to look very far in our society to find black people calling each other Nigger or slang derivatives of the word as if they think their using it is cool or even acceptable all because of their own skin color. This is nothing short of racism & those that engage in racial slurs are by definition of the behavior they engage in racists. Especially when those same people see no problem in calling white people Honkey, Whitey & Cracker.
To act like one race of people can dictate to another what words the other can say while they themselves are free to not only use the same word towards members of their race but racial slurs about the other race is simply racism. There is no shortage of ignorance and stupidity in our society however this doesn’t mean we as a society must blindly accept this ignorance and stupidity and not challenge it.
Since so many seem completely oblivious to the definition of the word Nigger here it is so we can see exactly what is meant by it.
1. Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive .
a. black person.
b. a member of any dark-skinned people.
2. Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive . a person of any race or origin regarded as contemptible, inferior, ignorant,etc.
3. a victim of prejudice similar to that suffered by blacks; a person who is economically, politically, or socially disenfranchised.
Let’s be clear the only part of the definition of the word Nigger that applies to black people is number 1. For anyone to act like this is the only meaning is nothing short of ignorant. Which according to number 2 would qualify them to being called a Nigger. This is regardless of the color of their skin but entirely based on the behavior they engage in.
The people that wish to perpetuate the use of the word Nigger are themselves guilty of keeping that word alive in the social consciousness. Many of these same black people that use the word nigger like water will also use racial slurs like Whitey, Honkey, Cracker, Spick, Gook & Wop. To them using racial slurs is fine because they themselves are racists. Yet these same black people will be completely outraged & offended if a white person uses the word Nigger. Excuse me but if you are engaging in racial slurs at everyone else including your own race you are in no position to boohoo over them being used at you. You do not get to dictate to others what words they can say while maintaining your own racism mindset.
To put a slightly different perspective on this the Atheist could be called a Nigger by the Christian because many Christian’s do consider Atheists to be Contemptible, Inferior & Ignorant. Their basis for any of these is their own narrow minded belief system that says anyone that doesn’t think as they do is of this mythical devil figure. I regularly see Christian’s treating me like I am lesser then them or contemptable all because I have no “Faith” in imaginary beings to which there is no proof they exist. The Prejudice is the same regardless of the skin color of those engaging in the behavior.
Another example of a derogatory slur hurled at one group is the word Faggot. This one is hurled the most by homophobic Christian’s at people that are homosexual. By the number 2 definition of the word Nigger a homosexual would also fit in the catagory of a Nigger in the minds of these prejudice people which regard them as inferior & contemptable. This is also not taking the third definition into account either.
When one factors in the third definition there are yet even more people that could be called a Nigger who don’t have to have black skin. Anyone that is economically, politically, or socially disenfranchised. This makes the catagory of Nigger so broad as to be able to enclude Black people, Atheists, Homosexuals, The Poor, Anyone in a political third party or someone that feels disenfranchised to the society they are in.
Then there is the historical fact that long before white people had black slaves in the United States black people had white slaves in North Africa. European Christians were enslaved by Muslims in North Africa between 1530 and 1780
The truth of the matter is slavery has been a part of human societies all the way back to the ancient Sumerian’s which are the oldest society we have record of. People of all skin types have been slaves. Women were also regarded as lesser or property of the male. In fact the idea that a wife is property and slavery is acceptable is in the Christian Tenth Commandment. This is one the Christian’s want to try and act like should still be part of our society because it was the law from this imaginary God.
The Tenth Commandment:
Exodus 20:17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.
In that commandment it is listing the property of the neighbor. In that list of property are the following.
1. A House
2. A Wife
3. A Male Slave
4. A Female Slave
5. An Ox
6. An Ass (Donkey)
7. Or Anything that is the Neighbors
Christian’s you simply can’t cherry pick out numbers 2, 3 & 4 because it is not socially acceptable to do so. That is simply intellectually dishonest. Oh yes and let’s not forget to Covet is dealing with the thoughts a person has which is Thought Crime. Rather tyrannical of you to engage in thought crime.
What all of this boils down to is if you want to not have racial slurs hurled at you:
1. Don’t you hurl them at others!
2. Don’t use them to others of your own race.
No other race is going around hurling racial slurs at each other as if doing so gives them some kind of power. You never hear a group of Mexican’s going Hey my Spick. Now it is true some of them will use the word Nigger which is honestly rather amusing given Mexican’s weren’t among those that were slaves. But Black people appeariently don’t care if a Mexican uses the word Nigger. They only want to dictate to White people what words they can use. Which is rather hypocritical of you. What exactly gives you the right to dictate to someone else what words they can use?
In all of this I didn’t even mention the race of people that were nearly genocided by Christian’s. Over 100 Million of them were killed. Those being the American Indian’s! Some Indian tribes were completely genocided and the few that remain from the others were put on reservations (Concentration Camps) by the Christian White man!
The thing is even though this was horrible and needs to never be permitted to happen again. There is Nothing any white person can do to alter the historical fact that it happened. Additionally no white person today is responcible for what happened back hundreds of years ago. The same goes for what happened to black people!
It is time people grow up and stop trying to boohoo over what happened to others of their race. It never happened to you personally so you don’t get to boohoo over it.