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A white student asks author @tanehisicoates if it's cool to rap along to songs with the n-word in it, and Coates responds brilliantly.
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Tortured Screams Nov 11
I prefer the “use the word until it loses its meaning” method. I don’t call black people (or anyone) “niggers,” but I will say “nigga” as a replacement for the more common “dude” or “bro.” He also ignores that “honey”/“hun”is used in much the same way. Context matters.
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Mel Smith Nov 11
no one's stopping her from saying but there are repercussions. Every action has a consequence. and yes, it's totally worth it.
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Mel Smith Nov 11
see thats the thing. I will never hear bro when a white person calls me nigga. Never. Generational trauma is real and it will not allow me to see a white person as my equal in that way. I will always be triggered. Intent vs. impact matters more.
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🌊 Nov 11
Replying to @mattwhitlockPM
If you're white, singing along with a song, and the n-word comes up - you don't get a pass to say it. Just skip right over that part. It's pretty simple. Personally, I ain't replacing it with another word, ain't mumbling it. I'm skipping clear over it, and you should too.
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Jordan (FortyLix) Nov 11
Replying to @mattwhitlockPM
Saying one person can do something but not the other based on skin color is called discrimination buddy.
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Jordan (FortyLix) Nov 11
Replying to @mattwhitlockPM
Hopefully we will all skip over music that must include such words but I'm not for discrimination!
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blair waldorf Nov 11
Lol you missed the point.
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Christina 🌸🗽🍎⏳🌊🧡🇺🇸 Nov 11
Jordan, did you watch the video? Very well explained, and discusses many examples of words meaning different things in different people's mouths and therefore being acceptable coming from some but not others. We accept this idea in all kinds of other situations.
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Jordan (FortyLix) Nov 11
Thanks for your reply! Sorry I was only responding to the quote by the poster!
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Jordan (FortyLix) Nov 11
Im sorry but my opinion is not wrong and neither is his. I'm sorry that dialogue and conversion is lost upon you.
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Jordan (FortyLix) Nov 11
Was this man the emperor of racism who can disregard any conflicting opinion and deem them incorrect or wrong?
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James Gallagher Nov 11
Really good response. The replies to this tweet get pretty grim though
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votey mcvoteface 🐾 Nov 11
Oh, I’ve been on the Internet long enough to not read the comments. I absolutely believe they’re awful tho. :(
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James Gallagher Nov 11
I guess I need to read some at least; lest I forget because I won’t experience problems
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votey mcvoteface 🐾 Nov 11
Replying to @jamesgallagher
I end up in enough of those threads to ever forget :(
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votey mcvoteface 🐾 Nov 11
Replying to @jamesgallagher
I’m partially joking. I read the comments way more often than I shoujd. I should know better, but 20+ years on the internet has apparently taught me nothing
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James Gallagher Nov 11
Replying to @snipeyhead
I know what you mean. I’m also conscious that too often over here we view the kind of racism being discussed as a problem “over there” (the US) and how it couldn’t possibly be like that here.
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votey mcvoteface 🐾 Nov 11
Replying to @jamesgallagher
Your Black population is a lot smaller, so perhaps it’s easier to pretend there are no problems? (Not like the US is great at admitting there’s a problem here.)
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