Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Infatuation With The Word NIGGER/NIGGA



This video was found on http://afronerd.blogspot.com/ (Check it out-great Blog)

I'm very proud to see this young boy up there proclaiming his beliefs. I also cannot imagine that here in this year of 2009 we are still walking around calling each other nigger and nigga. There is no spin that you can put on that word. There is no way to soften the blow. With all of our Father/Mother/Grand Fathers/Grand Mothers/ Great Grand Fathers/Great Grand mothers had to go through, this generation has to continue to be so ignorant? Me included sometimes, I will be honest.
My husband and I were just on YouTube the other night and stumbled across a song called "Lookin Ass Nigga" And as I sit here typing this, I'm thinking back as of how I was acting while watching that video. I was laughing hysterically, practically in tears. Admiring the flow of the rappers, their skill of quickly "telling a nigga" what he looks like. But now I'm sitting here in reflection of myself and I don't like what I see. Yes, I'm young, Yes I'm impressionable, yes it is what some would say harmless entertainment. Really? I believe its not. I shouldn't have found that funny, because there is always a deeper meaning. I need to watch myself-What do you think? Do you use the word Nigga in everyday speech? What are your thoughts?

2 comments:

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hey there!

I think that the N-word is always going to be offensive.

It surprises me to hear some black people insist that it's a term of endearment... okay... I ask them, "do you call your mother that?" and "why isn't that word on your grandfather's tombstone?" and "why don't you use the term in your marriage vows?" since it's a term of endearment??

The reason why they don't is because it isn't a term of endearment at all.

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
Lisa

CurvyGurl ♥ said...

I think Lisa hit the nail on the head. This young man did my heart good. I'm hoping his generation will grow up to learn from and correct the ignorance that's so prevalent these days.