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Wassup ma nigga?How do you feel about the use of the term "nigger" by the black community? Ignore my nonsense answers below and just share your feelings if you like. Sometimes it is hard to create quality polls that cover all variations of possible answers.Results (total votes = 3):Any and all use is disgusting&nbsp1 / 33.3%&nbsp It offends me, but I'm white and it is not my business&nbsp0 / 0.0%&nbspI am indifferent&nbsp1 / 33.3%&nbsp I don't mind the use by blacks themselves&nbsp0 / 0.0%&nbspUsing the word as a term of endearment removes the stigma&nbsp1 / 33.3%&nbsp 
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I've become desensitized to the use of the term "nigger" being used by the black community, but I do feel they are not helping themselves by keeping this derogatory term alive.A few nights ago I was watching Katt Williams on HBO and this black comedian has an extremely foul mouth. The n-word is a part of just about every sentence. Hey, this is his choice and obviously the blacks in his audience don't mind it. They're buying the tickets and keeping him in business. So who am I to complain? By the way Katt Williams is absolutely hilarious...possibly as good as Chris Rock.
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Words. They are only as good as the meaning behind them. I do not think any word, in and of itself, is bad or good. So I am in the I dont care realm. Meaning needs to be ascertained before we start lynching people for saying a word.As for "nigger", I do mind the double standard. Only blacks are allowed to say it in the 'ok' way...thats bullshit. Nigger/Niggard did'nt even originally mean 'black' anyway. The word has transformed from one meaning to another...so why can we not change it to yet another...meaning 'friend' as in the case mentioned?Now...this brought me down. And I was very gay today. Ah well...Mr. P. I'm not saying it's usual for people to do those things but I(with the permission of God) have raised a dog from the dead and healed many people from all sorts of ailments. - Asana Boditharta (former booktalk troll)The one thing of which I am positive is that there is much of which to be negative - Mr. P.What is all this shit about Angels? Have you heard this? 3 out of 4 people believe in Angels. Are you F****** STUPID? Has everybody lost their mind? - George CarlinI came to kick ass and chew Bubble Gum...and I am all out of Bubble Gum - They Live, Roddy PiperEdited by: misterpessimistic  at: 3/1/07 1:25 pm
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I'm with Mr. P. on this one. Words only have the power we grant them. Likewise, I don't accept the idea of a word being available (or P.C.) to one group and not to another. It only contributes to divisiveness. I understand the idea that communities embrace words in order to change the negative association with the word. Parts of the gay community embraced "homo," lesbian community "dyke" and "butch," pagan community "witch" and as Chris pointed out the black community embraces "nigger" and its various derivatives. Theoretically, I only think of this as "o.k." if the community is willing to accept the use of the word outside of the specific community. Not the derogatory use of the word, the reclaimed phrasing. However, I just can't imagine going around using those terms.Two of my siblings teach in urban school districts with high black populations. Nigger, niggah, etc. are strictly forbidden words in the school. As an offshoot, what do you think of this story? A student was punished for using the phrase "that's so gay." The student, a Morman responding to other students asking if she has ten moms, claims she meant it as "that's so stupid." Which is how I have heard the word used by many juveniles. Gay morphed from meaning happy to meaning homosexual. Why can't it morph into meaning silly or stupid, without being necessarily derogatory to homosexuals? Should a school be able to punish a student for using the word gay in that phrasing, in that situation?
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Honestly, why can't we just let people do what they will? Words are only noises associated with concepts. If one noise comes to be associated with two different concepts, then why would you object to the use of the word in a context where its meaning is clearly not intended to offend?Now that said, idiots are human too. So maybe, if you find yourself addressing an audience who might be offended by your use of a word, however unreasonable that offense might be, you should choose your words with caution.And another thing, why the fuck is it, that people who object to the use of terms like gay or nigga are the same people who see nothing wrong with using the term dumb.
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Curse words in general make no sense. The only reason anyone bothers to day them is because people have decided to care. People in our society are purposely makeing themseves miserable by enforcing the nonsensical idea of swears.I can't stand it when people choose to dislike something. Why on earth would you want there to be more things that piss you off? Every story must come to an end.
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So you dislike people that dislike things?
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