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    Actually, I agree with those saying that this was totally pointless. The "n-word" isn't a commonly used word in society; if it was, then this protest would make sense. However, it's mostly used between youth, and doesn't often carry the same insulting meaning that it once did. The group of people who DO use the word are the most likely to be unaffected by this action; in fact, I doubt many of them knew it even happened. In that sense, it was a worthless thing to do. It isn't going to accomplish anything lasting.

    And in that sense, it can't be compared to the war in Iraq after all. The war is something that will end with peace and safety, but it will come at a price. That's not the same with the idea of burying the "n-word". The cost of losing it isn't great, because it's a "cost" in itself... the cost of the war against racism, apparently. Also, I doubt that the NAACP really thinks that this burial means that everything is going great and has been solved. That makes them and their actions very different from Bush, too. The ONLY way in which they could be similar is if the burial was for appearances only, which would, of course, make them self-congratulatory morons... and if it wasn't for appearances, to make it seem like this was a big step in a fight, then what was it for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital_Eon View Post
    Actually, I agree with those saying that this was totally pointless. The "n-word" isn't a commonly used word in society; if it was, then this protest would make sense. However, it's mostly used between youth, and doesn't often carry the same insulting meaning that it once did. The group of people who DO use the word are the most likely to be unaffected by this action; in fact, I doubt many of them knew it even happened. In that sense, it was a worthless thing to do. It isn't going to accomplish anything lasting.

    And in that sense, it can't be compared to the war in Iraq after all. The war is something that will end with peace and safety, but it will come at a price. That's not the same with the idea of burying the "n-word". The cost of losing it isn't great, because it's a "cost" in itself... the cost of the war against racism, apparently. Also, I doubt that the NAACP really thinks that this burial means that everything is going great and has been solved. That makes them and their actions very different from Bush, too. The ONLY way in which they could be similar is if the burial was for appearances only, which would, of course, make them self-congratulatory morons... and if it wasn't for appearances, to make it seem like this was a big step in a fight, then what was it for?
    That's strange. I hear "nigger" all the time, and always in a pejorative sense.

    By the way, why does everyone always say "the n-word" like it is some unholy curse that can kill if ever uttered? As long as people have this fear of it, it will always stay taboo, and, as such, never disappear(reminds me of He-who-must-not-be-named from Harry Potter, in a pathetic sort of way).

    So, in the spirit of ending the "n-word," I say:
    Nigger. Nigger. Nigger. Ni. Gg. Er. Nigger. Neeger. Niger. Negre. Nigre. Nigger. Nigger. Nigger.

    I hope I did my part in ending this evil scourge, the "N-word." Your turn, NAACP. I hear there's a few more free plots, so we can still bury, "Jigga," "Cracker," and "Higher thought." Ooooh, and "Intellectualism," "Reason," and "Free Thought," while we're at it. Can't have those corrupting ideas floating around, I mean, look at all the evil that has come from them. Hitler had free thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakko View Post
    Can't have those corrupting ideas floating around, I mean, look at all the evil that has come from them. Hitler had free thought.
    Now that I think about it...

    Ahhhhhh my head hurts!!! MAKE IT STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakko View Post
    I hope I did my part in ending this evil scourge, the "N-word." Your turn, NAACP. I hear there's a few more free plots, so we can still bury, "Jigga," "Cracker," and "Higher thought." Ooooh, and "Intellectualism," "Reason," and "Free Thought," while we're at it. Can't have those corrupting ideas floating around, I mean, look at all the evil that has come from them. Hitler had free thought.
    Why would encouraging people to stop using racist terminology equal the suppression of free thought?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saizou View Post
    Why would encouraging people to stop using racist terminology equal the suppression of free thought?
    Shhhhh. Sai, it isn't, I just want to put Steal's panties in a bind again and see him write some funny stuff. Play along, man, you know girls say the funniest things when they have sand in their vagina. Makes them crabby.

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/6740445.stm
    the best :
    Ask them about the historical significance of the word and they look blank. But they have strong views on how the word is used and by whom.
    ps : damn brits

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    I have a slight Pakistani heritage. Can I use the word too?!

    Seriously, I've had so many rascist taunts against me that it doesn't even bother me anymore. They're just words. Nothing more.

    Btw, how many rascist terms are there for whites? I've heard of honkie and cracker but isn't there a third one...?
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