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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

"Fuck that Bitch"

Check out this Great Post from georgia10 on pre-fascist Hilary.

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2005/12/5/185515/154


Personally I don't think men should be calling women "bitches" [unless they are rappers.] But Georgia10 is a women so it is ok for her to say it.

Comments:
But Georgia10 is a women so it is ok for her to say it.

Would it be ok for one black persyn to call another n****r? One Latina/o to call another a sp*c? One Arab to call another towelh**d? Or should those words just be lost due to non-use?

I say the latter.
 
Actually niobium I was being TOTALLY sarcastic in my post. It isn't anymore ok for one person to use a slur against another than it is any one.

But you bring up an interesting point.

If a African American called another African American a n**** as a attack it would be LESS offensive than if a white person did. And therefore I guess, "more ok".

Check out the comedy of Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, and Richard Pryor for more example of this.

Actually African Americans do call each other n*****. The word which once was ENTIRELY a horrid racial slur, some African Americans have taken away from racists and made it a term of brotherhood amoung themselves.

Check out just about any "hood" movie or recordings of rap music.

Which do you think it more likely that a word will disappear from lack of use OR that the objects of ridicule can take the word away from their attackers and redefine it for themselves.
 
This is an critical and interesting issue. There does seem to be a double standard, (let's open this up shall we)concerning terminology used by one culture/group of people to their own and any other culture that uses a similar/same term. I recently read a story where a 3rd grader, white, called his close friend, black, "my ni***r." This obviously did not go over too well when the young black child went home to tell his mother, a very close friend of the family to the white child and their neighbor. When the white child was derided for his actions, he said "well I hear them say it to eahcother all the time at their house. I figured it was allright". Confision to say the least.

My sisater, the Angel of the planet and best person I know next to my wife, once conveyed what she thought was a positive sentiment to a black man at her work. This man was admired and respected by my sister and she said in conversation, ( I take out of context) "you must have been a very good boy growing up." Now, this man took this back to his and my sisters superior and she was later spoken to concerning her use of certain, potential racist terms. Now, why don't we just all not talk to eachother and not potentially offend one another.

I do not condone racism or derogatory terms by any stretch and neither does my good friend Jon and my lovely sister. I have seen this confusion in terms and "intent" myself, more often than you would think and quite recently this past April (?) in an NHCA seminar. There was huge unease in the room at one point and no matter what was said,incidentally by a person of white skin, some folks could not get past the perceived racist inference, even though it was a room full of like minded, progressive, GOOD people loking to solve this and other very contentious issues. This discussion needs to be had but so many cultural and ethnic divides and misinterpretations about intent and definition need to be either clarified or at very least, put aside for the sake of progress in this terrible issue of racism. Dialogue cannot be had if we cannot speak for fear of offending.

You cannot legislate or regulate racism and discrimination out of society. Prejudice has been around well before Christ, Muhammed, Rah, Mithra, Ghandi, Buddah et al, tried to bring this screwed up world to peace.

Now, onward to positive results, turn the page and get over yourselves.
 
Jon: I missed the sarcasm, my bad.
 
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