Everyone Should Stop Using the N-Word

The N-word is a vile word. So vile we use the euphemism (n-word) to make it somewhat acceptable for discussion sake. A few days ago a teacher was fired from Maryland’s Towson University for calling himself the n-word. There was no discussion of context. He said it so he had to go. This would be acceptable if this firm stance was applied to all situations, but it is not. Why do we allow rappers to use the word?  Some say their casual use of the word has led to many thinking it is acceptable language. We can’t keep saying “well that’s art”, and that is alright. We have got to take a stand. Either no one says or everyone says it. The word is offensive no matter who says, but until we take everyone to task over the usuage we will continue to have this kind of confusion.

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  • Mo Rage  On March 4, 2010 at 3:11 am

    yes, everyone should stop using the N word, agreed. As “non-users”, we need to make sure that, if others use it around us, we make certain we show that this is unacceptable.

    The truth is, as white people, we can only demand it of virtually everyone else–except African-Americans. And virtually singularly, it will take all African-Americans to require that their own people not use this horrible, ugly, offensive, insulting, really stupid reference. We can’t do it for you there. That’s the truth of the matter.

    Mo Rage
    The Blog

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