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posted 7/18/2008 7:52:17 PM |
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  StraddleMyNose

How many of you have been following the drama concerning Jesse Jackson since late last week when he used the "N-word"? Damn, have you all noticed that no one wants to even say or print the word in the press these days? It's as if they all act like little kids saying he/she said the "N-word". I never use the word, I usually say black(s). Some people argue that the "N-word" means different things to different people. Do you buy this? Also, what's your take on Jesse Jackson for using the word? And if someone like Rush Limbaugh says it, should he lose his job? Should anyone lose their livlihood for using that word? I agree, it's not appropriate to use that word, but someone should not lose their career over something like this. Is it okay for blacks to call other blacks this since some think it has different meaning to it in this case?

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buatbu

Jul 18 @ 8:04PM  
Jessie is jealous of Obama and afraid of losing his power base.
Sunshine79

Jul 18 @ 8:06PM  
Touchy subject.
StraddleMyNose

Jul 18 @ 8:07PM  
Jessie is jealous of Obama and afraid of losing his power base.

Oh, I know that. Jessie wants to cut his nuts off.
StraddleMyNose

Jul 18 @ 8:08PM  
Touchy subject.

Yes and no. More so if one is "P.C."!
ynot7769

Jul 18 @ 8:39PM  
I agree, it's not appropriate to use that word, but someone should not lose their career over something like this.

kinda depends right ... i mean what was jessie doing for our country that loosing this 'job' would fuckin matter?? think bout it..on AMD shit stirers are hated..n eventually leave.....soooooo.....does this mean he's leaving?
StraddleMyNose

Jul 18 @ 8:47PM  
i mean what was jessie doing for our country that loosing this 'job' would fuckin matter?? think bout it..on AMD shit stirers are hated..n eventually leave.....soooooo.....does this mean he's leaving?

In my opinion, if Obama wins this November, this could very well mean the last of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton as far as making their living off race relations in this country.
sugarnspice005

Jul 18 @ 9:02PM  
Personally, I don't pay much attention to Jesse Jackson nor Al Sharpton. To me the two of them aren't about protecting rights of anyone, but more for stirring up shit.

As for the "N word". I don't like it, and I don't use it. I don't think someone should lose their job/career for using it..but...if they are in the public eye, they should realize that people will be offended by it.
StraddleMyNose

Jul 18 @ 9:03PM  
Also, should we have hate crimes? I believe a crime is a crime regardless of what race someone is. Is killing someone over race any different than killing for someones money?
geena

Jul 18 @ 9:48PM  
i heared kids call each other that("N"), people I work with call each other that, but I really think that word becomes offensive when you use it for the purpose of really using it literally. Right time and right place of using it is the issue.
manwithoutahorse

Jul 18 @ 10:26PM  
"Unfortunate" choices of words have ended the careers of sports announcers, radio personalities, politcal leaders and business leaders time and time again. The same sensitivity to P.C.-ness that brings good men and women down will give Jackson, Farakan and others a free pass. As a conservative white man all I ask is fairness and consistency. How can we play the game if the rules change from person to person, case to case?
DangerousCurves999

Jul 18 @ 10:49PM  
The problem with political correctness is it has gotten out of control.

For example I often run across the following situation...

Someone says something not meant to intentionally harm or offend.. like an off color joke or something in passing or a slip of the tongue.

The person hearing this thinks.... I'm not really offended but I should be because that wasn't politically correct.

Therefore to maintain political correctness... I will be offended.

Herein lies the problem.... well in my eyes anyway.

Whatever hapened to :-
ignore
turn the other cheek
asking what was intended by a comment

instead of:-
jumping to conclusions
making a mountain out of a molehill
creating a hotbed situation to stir up crap

What happened to the sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me rhyme..... Personally I prefer the whips and chains excite me version myself...

If it the comment was ignored it would lose it's power to incite more crap is what I am trying to say.

Besides we all know Nigers are from Nigeria .... just ask any spammer.
Wordsofwit

Jul 18 @ 11:05PM  
Good point and there are complexities involved in it. We started with George Carlin's seven words. It has expanded since then, of course. Now, any word can appear in a movie, or on pay channels like HBO. Late at night we can see uncensored movies, shows, etc. that utter them. But when we get to the news or mainstream public forums, a different standard evolves.

Actually, now that I think about it, I can probably get away with using all sorts of despicable words on here, even one I couldn't use in front of a woman in public. "cunt". But I risk holy hell if I use the"N" word. It is is just the nature of various mediums and society. I am not saying it is even playing field because it isn't. I am just saying that is the way it is.

Good blog. Greenie.
1bunny629

Jul 19 @ 1:17AM  
When Obama becomes president of our country I am going to have the first Miss White America...it will be politically correct...and know one will be able to say I am being unjust! Who is the minority? I can't wait! Hey...Lacrichia...don't trip! Oh...I am so sorry..you are black...opps...sorry! I mean African American...ya can't be in this contest!
Wordsofwit

Jul 19 @ 5:44AM  
Hey...Lacrichia...don't trip! Oh...I am so sorry..you are black...opps...sorry! I mean African American...ya can't be in this contest!

I have been drinking tonight, and suspect I am not alone. (hic) I do recall a black beauty contestant falling down on her ass a couple of days ago, (hic), but beings I have been drinkin' I fail to see the correlation, (hic) to a woman falling on her ass and Obama (hic). Well, maybe Hillary (hic). Hey it is four fucking thirty in the morning (hic) and this shit makes sense to me. Hell, I even spelled everything correctly (hic). What is up with that?

Anyway, my comment (hic) makes sense to this drunk, but the one quoted at the top doesn't (hic) I guess I ain't drunk enough to relate that comment to Obama (hic).

I can either have a few more drinks (hic) and relate to George Bush (hic) or go to bed and let it ride (hic). I'll go to bed, I can never get drunk enough to relate to "W" (hic)
ynot7769

Jul 19 @ 5:59AM  
this could very well mean the last of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton as far as making their living off race relations in this country

and who cares??? just askin
StraddleMyNose

Jul 19 @ 7:47AM  
and who cares??? just askin

I certainly don't!

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