Black people, I have to say that I found this “Ninja, Say What?” video to be very informative. As I watched it I said to myself, mmm…Black folk must really, really sound crazy sometimes depending on who is listening in on us using the one word we don’t want others to use.
Tell me what you think.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Political correctness, be damned! All of the racists and bigots out there need to just take it back to 1960 and call the President the N-Word! I’m tired of the re-directing. Stop coming up with random titles and false charges to apply to this man. You are mad because the President of the United States is a Black man. Period. You are afraid. You are outraged that a Black person has that much power. You are a closeted racist and you know who you are. You are so bold and you are so sure you’re right, why do you hide your true feelings?
LiveScience.com – Americans have some extreme views of President Obama, with a new survey revealing 40 percent of adults believe he is a socialist, and about a quarter of survey participants thinking the president is a racist, anti-American and even doing things Hitler did.
The whammy: 14 percent of Americans say President Barack Obama may be the Antichrist. When split by political party, 24 percent of Republicans and 6 percent of Democrats viewed the nation’s leader in this way.
The results come from a Harris Poll involving 2,320 adults who were surveyed online between March 1 and March 8 by Harris Interactive, a market research firm. Respondents were selected from among those who agreed to participate in Harris Interactive surveys. The results were then weighted to reflect the composition of the U.S. adult population. [Infographic Compares Views]
Here’s the percentage breakdown of respondents’ views of President Obama:
- 38 percent say he wants to take away Americans’ right to own guns.
- 32 percent say he is a Muslim.
- 29 percent think he wants to turn over the sovereignty of the United States to a one world government.
- 29 percent think he has done many things that are unconstitutional.
- 27 percent say he resents America’s heritage.
- 27 percent say he does what Wall Street and the bankers tell him to do.
- 25 percent say he was not born in the United States and so is not eligible to be president.
- 25 percent say he is a domestic enemy that the U.S. Constitutions speaks of.
- 23 percent say he is a racist.
- 23 percent say he is anti-American.
- 23 percent say he wants to use an economic collapse or terrorist attack as an excuse to take dictatorial powers.
- 20 percent say he is doing many of the things that Hitler did.
When broken out by political party, results showed some stark differences. For instance, the majority of Republicans believed the president is a Muslim and a socialist, while around 40 percent believe he is a racist, someone who resents American heritage and “wants terrorists to win.”
Hitler? Really? Where is this sentiment coming from? Why do people hold these false, extreme beliefs? Because in politically correct, “post-racial” America you can’t just say, “I don’t like the President because he’s a nigger and I don’t like/trust/serve/deal with niggers!”. Say it. Start saying it pundits! Start saying Fox News! Start saying it Tea Party members! Join those who are very open with their racist views and don’t hide behind politics. Be honest and stop this ridiculous posturing. You go around calling the President and Congress liars and crooks but you yourself hide your real intentions. Trust me, your fellow Americans would prefer to know who they are REALLY dealing with and hearing from.
I would much rather know that you’re a bigot than have you smile in my face or be dishonest about it. Go ahead, call a spade a spade.
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I went down to the National Mall on Saturday and witnessed the Health Care Bill Protesters first hand (posting photos soon). They were in rare form, but thank God no one spit on me or called me “nigger”. I was spared, apparently. Rep. John Lewis, Rep. Barney Frank, and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver were not as lucky.
Salon.com: On Saturday, as a small group of protesters jammed the Capitol and the streets around it, the movement’s origins in white resistance to the Civil Rights Movement was impossible to ignore. Here’s only what the mainstream media is reporting, ignoring what I’m seeing on Twitter and left wing blogs:
- Civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis was taunted by tea partiers who chanted “nigger” at least 15 times, according to the Associated Press (we are not cleaning up language and using “the N-word” here because it’s really important to understand what was said.) First reported on The Hill blog (no hotbed of left-wing fervor), the stories of Lewis being called “nigger” were confirmed by Lewis spokeswoman Brenda Jones and Democratic Rep. Andre Carson, who was walking with Lewis. “It was like going into the time machine with John Lewis,” said Carson, a former police officer. “He said it reminded him of another time.”
- Another Congressional Black Caucus leader, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, was spat upon by protesters. The culprit was arrested, but Cleaver declined to press charges.
- House Majority Whip James Clybourn told reporters: “I heard people saying things today that I have not heard since March 15, 1960, when I was marching to try to get off the back of the bus.”
- There were many reports that Rep. Barney Frank was called a “faggot” by protesters, but the one I saw personally was by CNN’s Dana Bash, who seemed rattled by the tea party fury. Frank told AP: “It’s a mob mentality that doesn’t work politically.”
- Meanwhile, a brick came through the window at Rep. Louise Slaughter’s Niagara Falls office on Saturday (the day she argued for her “Slaughter solution” to pass health care reform, though it was rejected by other Democrats on the House Rules Committee).
On Thursday MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews grilled tea party Astroturf leader Tim Phillips of Americans for Prosperity about supporters who taunted a man with Parkinson’s disease at a tea party gathering in Ohio last week.
That video of the guy with Parkinson’s is HORRIBLE. These Health Care Bill Protesters and Tea Party members should be ashamed of themselves. Everyone has a right to protest and let their voice be heard, but racial slurs, spitting on people and mocking the sick is mob mentality. How is Fox News going to spin this? I’m sure they will find a way.
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What a day I’ve had! I learned about African Native American history. I saw First Lady Michelle Obama’s Jimmy Choos on display. I took pictures and video of the Tea Party protest of Health Care Reform on the steps of the capital and was told about the 2nd Revolution on the way. I witnessed a very moving anti-war demonstration near the Washington Monument. And…I found out that the protesters are really bold and don’t like the fact that you can’t take protest signs into the Smithsonian buildings [duh!!]. I wasn’t there when the Tea Party crowd was shouting “nigger” at Rep. John Lewis by the way. I’m going to have to break this post into a few parts.
It all began as a usual day just hanging out on the National Mall. I was very excited to visit the The National Museum of the American Indian for the “IndiVisible” exhibit.
Within the fabric of American identity is woven a story that has long been invisible—the lives and experiences of people who share African American and Native American ancestry. African and Native peoples came together in the Americas. Over centuries, African Americans and Native Americans created shared histories, communities, families, and ways of life. Prejudice, laws, and twists of history have often divided them from others, yet African-Native American people were united in the struggle against slavery and dispossession, and then for self-determination and freedom. For African-Native Americans, their double heritage is truly indivisible.
It is a beautiful exhibit and I’m so glad I got to see it. If you’re in DC, check it out. Before we got to NMAI, I went over to the American History Museum to see Michelle Obama’s Inauguration Ball dress. Lovely! Here are the photos I took:
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I posted about this back in 2007 when the story came out. I know most of you have seen the video of the teacher who thought that using “Nigga” was different than the “er” version. I must admit…he did have one or two valid points. It was also painful and hilarious at the same time. That must be why the folks at the Boondocks adapted the story and made Riley the victim. Haven’t seen these two videos…here ya go.
“Can a nigga borrow a pencil?!?” That’s the quote of the night, folks. Black people, we really need to consider retiring the n-word. Mixed signals.
Saw it for myself. New York Socialite Jules Kirby just said, “I use the N-word sometimes.” in the first episode of the CW’s “High Society”. She also noted that she feels it should be ok to say. This piece of footage aired right after another piece that showed her telling a friend that a black woman dancing in a club near them should move away. Apparently the n-word clip ended up in one of the trailers and was posted to YouTube. It has since been removed. Hey, if you’re dad is a high powered lawyer I guess you got pull. What you don’t have is any class. I hope she doesn’t have a Twitter feed or blog cause I’m sure it’s been flooded. Sad. Doesn’t she know that comments like that are only for closed doors? I mean, come on. Take your blatant racism underground, right?
Huffington Post – “In one of the trailers, the first seen below, Kirby is seen saying, “I use the N-word sometimes.” That line is not taken out of context. In the first episode of the show she ALSO says she isn’t friends with many black, Jewish or gay people.
According to Monday’s Page Six, Kirby skipped last week’s launch party for the show.
“She’s particularly annoyed that she admits in the trailer to occasionally using the ‘N’ word, ” our source says. Kirby didn’t respond to a request for comment.”
Update: Why did CW pull the trailer?
“Because GLAAD complained. Because in it, sad NYC nightlife social climber Jules Kirby (more on her sad life here) admitted to using the “N-word” (not in the above clip), and Social Life editor Devorah Rose calls a party-goer a “tranny” (as seen in the above clip) after being told she “looks like a man” during this party.
With GLAAD (and the blogs!) on its back, The CW promised to yank the trailer; it’s already gone from YouTube, but taking it out of television circulation could take longer. (The show premires March 10.) Kirby, meanwhile, is in hiding, as people like she should be.” Source: here @ Queerty.com
Italian Americans, I need your guidance on this. Is the G-word as offensive as the N-word? I’m just wondering…I have no insight on this particular term, being from the midwest originally. I’ve heard all the buzz coming from MTV’s Jersey Shore reality show, and it made me wonder about this.
Is it truly a racial slur? Was it imposed upon Italian immigrants by Americans who were mad about immigration? I’m wondering if young Italians are using the term as one of endearment as many African-American youth do (Hey, my n—a!).
Wikipedia: Guido is a slang, derogatory term for a working class urban Italian American. The Guido stereotype is multi-faceted. Primarily, it is used as a demeaning term towards Italian Americans, as the word Guido is derived from either the Italian proper name Guido or a conjugation of the Italian verb Guidare. More recently, it has come to also encompass Italians who conduct themselves as thugs with an overtly macho attitude.
The content of the emails that Republican Gary Frago was passing around are the most racist so far that have been noted by major media outlets. The Republicans just need to learn that you don’t forward racist emails, and you don’t respond to or post racist comments on Facebook and Twitter. It’s that simple. Nothing is private anymore. Note to the party: You don’t need anymore help looking insensitive. You’re party’s participation in the Sotomayor hearings was quite enough, at least for this week.
Here is the scoop from Wonkette (Who’s liberal use of the n-word at one point gave me pause. Just because you’re talking about someone else using the word doesn’t mean you should. I’m talking about: “Niggers are just a naturally funny subject, to everyone.” Um…really?)
The latest batch of foul, blatant racism comes from “City Councilman Gary Frago,” in some place near Merced, California. And he’s not sorry, either! “I’m not the only one that does it,” Frago told the Merced Sun-Star. Yeah, we’ve noticed.
All in all, the Sun-Star obtained seven e-mails that Frago sent from October 2008 to February 2009 from an anonymous source.
Some compared Obama to O.J. Simpson while others suggested that “nigger rigs” should now be called “presidential solutions.”
Perhaps the most overboard e-mail was sent on Jan. 15. It read: “Breaking News Playboy just offered Sarah Palin $1 million to pose nude in the January issue. Michelle Obama got the same offer from National Geographic.”
The newspaper tracked down the person who sent the emails to Continue reading
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From time to time I get angry comments about the name of this blog. Most of it stems from the use of “negro” in the title. I wonder if other blogs such as Field Negro encounter the scathing hate that has at times been directed at this site from people who are uncomfortable with our usage of the term (and likely haven’t read the postings on the site). There a LOT of blogs that have “negro” as part of the name. Google “blog” and “negro” and you’ll see.
I writing this post, I actually googled “blog” and “nigger”. OH my! I can just imagine the comments those blogs must get. Especially one named (and I’m not kidding) “Look At This Nigger“. Wow, that sounds like something you would hear over and over at a hood barbershop during a basketball game…but I digress. Mighty bold!
There are 2 main reasons I chose the name “Hello, Negro”. Well, 2 and a possible…as they say in spades.
The Possible: It sounds like “Hello Kitty”. Familiarity breeds contempt, huh? However, it’s meant to be a greeting. I.E Hello, Bob. See…there is a comma there people. Most people over look that. Thus, you could say that I’m calling everyone who visits this blog a negro. Some may love that, some may have a serious problem with that.
Reason 1: It’s controversial. Blogs thrive on drama (Why do you think gossip blogs are so popular?). Drama breeds conversation. I knew some people were going to have a problem with the name when I chose it. If you bought into the drama, thank you for validating what I already know about sensitivity to racial issues in America. I get that. You don’t have to write me an 8 paragraph comment trying to enlighten me. Really, I get that the word is hated by many black folk. BUT, it’s not the n-word…not even close. Let’s not forget my “African-Americans”, there was a time in America when we were damn proud to be Negroes. Many African American leaders, such as MARTIN LUTHER KING referred to themselves as what…Negro. As the kids say…Haters, Get off me!!
Reason 2: This blog is dedicated to giving you small, digestible wake up calls. This is expressed by the “hello” part of the name. Hello…there is still racism in America. Hello…here is a bit of news for you to consider. Hello there! What do you think about this or that subject. You get what I’m saying? Hello? :)
So, that is about as good as I can explain it…at midnight on a friday. LOL. It just amazes me how people just look on the surface sometimes and don’t consider how face value can be deceiving. Read the blog before you judge it. And if you don’t like it, that is Ok too. Freedom of expression is the right of all.
Here’s a comment we received yesterday:
62 years old; grandma; white…
Something has me troubled. This seems like the perfect place to collect some input on it:
In a conversation with my daughter and son-in-law the other day I used the word “negro.” They were aghast and horrified. I was not being disrespectful and, frankly, I have long found the word to be rather elegant.
I’d like an African-American’s point-of-view on that.
Well, African-Americans…What do you think? Is “negro” a bad word? Should this 62 year old grandmother refrain from using it.
I will say, for her generation Negro was far more dignified than Ni**er. Now if she’d referred to black folk as “Colored”…then I could understand her daughter and son-in-law’s reaction. In her prime years, the term “African-American” didn’t even exist and being “Black” was new. My dad said, When he was a kid some people would get made if you called them “Black” (as in “Blackey” or “You ole black so-in-so!”).
Over the last few years of doing this blog we’ve received several comments from people who feel that the name of this blog is offensive. Someone even wrote that Negro was equal to the other N-word. “Negro” is used everyday in Spanish speaking countries. Caucasian would be the white equivalent…no one is calling for a ban on that. We don’t see any thing wrong with the word, however we would suggest that when referring to African-Americans one use “African-American” or “Black”. Very PC.
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