Terms of Endearment: Nigga

by TKOEd • Monday, Aug 16, 2010 • no responses - be the first

I don’t particularly care if Black folks say nigga. I use the word more than I’d like to (not as much as Aaron McGruder apparently), but the meme that it’s basically a term of endearment among Black people is flawed at best. If I say “fuck you nigga”, I’m not exactly you showing you love. The word gets used in this manner often.

I generally don’t care if you use it, but let’s drop the pretense that’s it’s always or even mostly used when showing love to another brown person.

“I Wanted To Get The Racist’s Point Of View”

by TKOEd • Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 • no responses - be the first

BIG Shout out to WARN for this:

“Dolls can’t move. You retarded?”

My favorite thing is how he keeps saying that white people are outnumbered. I guess a 2/3 majority just ain’t what it used to be. Where’s the hate for the Mexicans? Aka all Latinos. Very disappointing.

“We’re votin’ for the nigger”

by TKOEd • Friday, Oct 24, 2008 • no responses - be the first

So a canvasser goes to a woman’s door in Washington, Pennsylvania. Knocks. Woman answers. Knocker asks who she’s planning to vote for. She isn’t sure, has to ask her husband who she’s voting for. Husband is off in another room watching some game. Canvasser hears him yell back, “We’re votin’ for the n***er!”

Woman turns back to canvasser, and says brightly and matter of factly: “We’re voting for the n***er.”

I’m a little late with this one but I wanted to touch on it a bit. The above anecdote was relayed to Sean Quinn of fivethirtyeight.com two separate times, once from straight from the horses mouth. To paraphrase Sean how is McCain going to win this election if people like this are not voting for him? If Obama is acceptable to bigots, you have to assume that he’s become okay with a large swath of voters. A new WaPo/ABC News polls proves it, with 56 percent of voters saying that Obama has the kind of experience it takes to be an effective president. Now that’s not a huge number but it’s his high for the year & 4 points higher than Bush’s numbers on the eve of the 2000 election. If you consider that it’s highly unlikely that Obama will get 56% of the actual vote than that number comes off a lot better.

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