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Rangoon - 2015-03-16


Oscar Wildcat - 2015-03-16

She is saying "nigga".

Shanghai Tippytap - 2015-03-16

it's a really strange distinction, and I still don't quite understand all the nuances of it. It all seems to come down to intent; one intended as an ethnic slur, and the other a mispronunciation of the ethnic slur with the intent of reclaiming it as something positive and familiar. If a person just uses the mispronunciation in place of the slur with all its shitty intent, isn't it just as bad?

cognitivedissonance - 2015-03-16

Do you fault the parrot, or do you fault the parrot's trainer?

Stopheles - 2015-03-16

The closest parallel I can think of is "motherfucker." There is a huge difference between saying "this motherfucker over here is my pal" and calling someone a motherfucker as part of a verbal tirade. It's a word with a truly repulsive original meaning that is now used to either mean "dude" or "bad person."

Bort - 2015-03-17

Personally, I'm content with the notion that it's a word white folks simply shouldn't use, and if I want to blame anyone I should blame racists. Yeah there are nuances, and there are intentions, but there are also the wishes of those who are hearing me say it too.

If black folks want to reclaim a word that was used as a slur against them, I support them best by not using the word myself. "They done took mah word away!!!" should not be high on my list of grievances.

Stopheles - 2015-03-17

Oh, I absolutely agree - sorry if I sounded like I was saying it was okay for white folks to say.

Shanghai Tippytap - 2015-03-17

what about non-american white folks with no national history of slavery? just curious

dairyqueenlatifah - 2015-03-16

Eh, I think people are making a bigger deal out of this then they would if they'd heard the source material...


yogarfield - 2015-03-16

Who here didn't know that was the source?

Herr Matthias - 2015-03-16

i didn't

yogarfield - 2015-03-16

Time for a new ringtone

misterbuns - 2015-03-17

She is truly one with the struggle

theSnake - 2015-03-16

These guys get kicked out of school and their lives ruined, meanwhile on the football team there are literal woman batterers but thats none of my business

asian hick - 2015-03-16

That's a fair point. There's plenty of shittiness to be found in all quarters of college (except for the people who just want a fucking education). Both groups really deserve to have their lives ruined.

theSnake - 2015-03-16

Oklahoma is a public university, so these guys will sue the school and win, and recoup the cost on the taxpayers dime. We have something called free speech in this country, whether you like it or not

asian hick - 2015-03-16

Yes, clearly, thinking virulent racists should face consequences for their behavior means I'm against free speech.

Legally you are probably correct. I wasn't talk about what is legal but instead what they deserve.

asian hick - 2015-03-16

Although it's worth noting that the one racist who did not apologize has not been publicly named yet to my knowledge. His life is intact. Until he sues to get back in, that is.

misterbuns - 2015-03-17

People hating you because you are an asshole isn't censorship you fucking crybaby.

theSnake - 2015-03-16

I remember when I was a liberal a few years ago during the Bush years, man things were different way back then. You could have a penis without being a rapist, be white without being a racist, and the Republicans setup "Free Speech Zones" to take away our right to assemble. Things were different back then.

memedumpster - 2015-03-18

Yeah, we're a lot smarter now. About the only thing left of the left to get over is the delusion that Obama isn't a bigoted (seriously, the John Oliver segment on our territories straight damns that fucker) neocon maniac in drunken fucklove with imperial power.

Maybe World War Hilary will open some more eyes, right before they are burned shut forever.

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