11.7.07

Burying Niggers

The NAACP has buried "the N-Word" (Nigger). The article mentions the fact that Nigger has been a racial slur used by whites against blacks, and has the obligatory mention of Michael Richards, but this does not seem to be about figuratively burying racial slurs. It appears that they were figuratively burying the black glorification of the ghetto thug lifestyle.

"Today we're not just burying the N-word, we're taking it out of our spirit," said Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. "We gather burying all the things that go with the N-word. We have to bury the 'pimps' and the 'hos' that go with it."

I find this hilarious. First Nigger was a racial slur used by whites. Then blacks reclaimed the word and changed its meanings. Now some blacks want to take the reclaimed word away from the other blacks.

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