As the summer approaches and we face the prospect of many terrible Black-on-White hateful crimes that are not “hate crimes”, flash mobs, Eric “My People” Holder’s (In)Justice Department persecuting our people, Jessie and “Rev. Al” doing what they do, it’s tempting to – “call a spade a spade” and use….
“the N word”.
Do OD readers think this is a good idea?
In my own experience – I can only remember publicly using the “N word” once in my life. When I was 14, playing one on one basketball with a 16 year old, Black, spoiled son of a famous Black Jazz musician. I was about 5 ft 2, 145 lbs, he was ~ 6 ft 1 – 220 lbs. I was beating him 14 points to 5 in a game to 15 and he refused to finish the game.
So I called him the “N word”. He proceeded to grab my index finger and twist it so to this day it points crookedly right. But, there was no further violence and for some reason, no one ever gave me any trouble about using “the N word” in this way. Perhaps it’s because most people didn’t like this spoiled rich Black kid who drove to high school in a Cadillac Seville and many Blacks students felt that a 6 ft 1 inch 220 lbs Black guy shouldn’t be getting decisively beaten by a 5 ft 2 inch White kid (I grew nearly a foot between my Sophomore and Junior HS years – I’m now 6ft 1). I do note that this “N word” has great power to shame and or enrage Black people.
One person who has made very good use of the “N word” is Black, African American comedian Chris Rock. Chris notes that there is a great division in Black America between:
Chris Rock thinks the N****** have got to go – which is something I think most OD readers would support. Just one minor problem – where would they go? Who would take them off our hands?