There’s an assortment of reasons why people believe that the word “nigga” should be eliminated from black people’s vocabulary. It’s a complex debate that has been circulating in discussion for years upon years. People have their various objections against the word and conversation can become…
This is actually brilliant. This is exactly how I feel.
Reasons why black people shouldn’t use the word “nigga”
Because the word degrades us.
Because the word shows lack of sympathy for leaders in the civil rights movement.
Because the word has a painful history
Etc. Etc. Etc. and whatever other reason people want to give going against usage of the word nigga.
But here’s a conclusion that I came to on my own. No listening in on a conversation was necessary. No reading of any book. No incidents in which another person was offended. None of that. Just automatic understanding..
Reasons why white people shouldn’t use the word “nigga”
Because they’re white.
And anyone who tries to justify a white person using the word nigga whether they are white, black, green or something in-between.. is besides me. And no, you can’t call it hypocritical. Because for someone who doesn’t have to undergo the historical reality of a black person. For someone who doesn’t have to wake up day in and day out and facing social injustice merely based on the color of their skin. For someone who doesn’t have all these factors going against them, I don’t want to hear their opinion about something that’s going on in my own backyard. Nor do I want to hear someone in my community try to justify a stranger’s invasion of matters not concerning them. Don’t allow someone to desensitize a word that means nothing to them. Whether you use the word nigga or not, stop with this whole “If black people say it why can’t white people say it” nonsense. How does that argument even make sense in someone’s head?
i will dress HOWEVER THE FUCK I WANT and expect to be treated WITH RESPECT because I’m a human being and my body is NOT YOURS to comment on.
I wasn’t aware that we treat people based on how they are dressed. I was under the assumption that we treat people the samebecause we’re all human beings. So how do I treat a person in a business suit versus a person in casual clothes then? Do I treat the business suit person better because it denotes they are some how worth more? How about some one in a jogging suit versus some one in a swim suit? How do I treat them differentyly in THIS situation? Because, after all, we treat people solely based on how they are dressed, right? SO i should treat hte person in a swim suit…..like a less of a human being I guess? Or the Jogger? How about some one in a McDonalds uniform vs some one in a police officer uniform? I treat the Mcdonalds person like fucking crap, right? Where as the police officer unfiromed person I treat well? Even if they aren’t REALLY a police officer? Because its how people DRESS that matters, not what they are really like. ANd clearly, some one drssed as a police officer is more worthy of respect than some one dressed in a mcodnals unfirom. Don’t ask why, that’s just hte way it is.
Also, how do I defined what cltohes are “hoe-y” and what clothes are “not hoe-y”? I need to be sure so that I don’t accidently treat a human being like a HUMAN BEING when they’re dressed hoe-y. Is it a short skirt? Well, what if its really hot out that day? THan is the short skirt permissiable? Wait no of course it isn’t! Because circumstances don’t matter; solely how people are dressed matters. What about some one showing a lot of cleavage? Is this hoe-y? What if my friend thinks that person is dressed hoe-y and I don’t? how do I then assess how I treat that person? Do I follow my friends opinion and treat the person like crap? Or do I follow MY opinion and treat them like a human being? What if the pertson is wearing something with a lot of cleavage, but wearing a really long knee length skirt? Is this still hoe-y? HOW DO I DEFINE WHETHER OR NOT SOME ONE IS DRESSED LIKE A HOE? I NEED TO KNOW OLR ELSE I MAY ACCIDENTLY TREAT A HUMAN BEING WITH RESPECT REGARDLESS OF THEIR OUTFIT!
Hello! Well I'm kind of in the same boat, I think Livejournal is much better for slash fiction but there seem to be some decent tumblrs for pictures and fic recs. I've only looked for inception slash but here's the ones I've found:
These two haven't updated in a while:
If you find any goodies, be sure to let me know!
I thought I was the only one who could see the OBVIOUS sexual tension between Eames and Arthur. Obviously not! WOW! I am SO on this.
You may think you’re a rebel, but really, you’re just being kind of a douche. You’re not a special snowflake because you don’t want to be ~*one of those oversensitive PC people*~. Yes, you have freedom of speech. Yes, you can say certain things. But that doesn’t mean that you should.
I can’t possibly articulate my thoughts better than this article manages to do, so I’ll just leave an excerpt here:
“…deriding left-wing* efforts to change mainstream behavior towards marginalized groups as “political correctness” is itself a subtle and politically correct way of supporting racism, sexism, and other forms of marginalization.
…Political correctness, to many, is just that. It is elitist, acceptable, “correct” to not make racist jokes. To make a racist joke is to challenge the status quo, to bravely breach manners and etiquette and correctness. It is to be the maverick that the mainstream loves to se itself as. At the far end of the right wing, it’s standing up against those fascist liberals. But in reality, those who fight what they deride as “political correctness” are doing the very opposite. They are the status quo. They see themselves as defenders against an oppressive takeover of the public sphere. Yet all that is asked of them is that they not insult marginalized people. By their refusal to stop, they are demanding that marginalized people put up with more oppression.
Political correctness, real “political correctness”, demands an end to the continued marginalization of those peoples. It is not a matter of what is offensive, distasteful, or “correct”. Therein lies the major misunderstanding, even among those who advocate for political correctness. I don’t give a damn if something is offensive, distasteful, or what. It is not about that. It is about marginalized people, and not kicking them when we’ve already stabbed them, stolen their lunch, knocked them over, and punched their kids in the face a few times.
…They are not asking for “correctness”. They are asking like everyone stop acting like they are not in the (figurative) room.
And you know what? We have a right to demand an end to a culture of marginalization, an end to rape culture, an end to celebrating indigenous genocide. And so on. This is not the same as demanding that someone change how they think, or act. But culture works through social pressure, and the only way we can change our culture is through exerting some.”
*As a disclaimer, I see left-wing folks get all up in arms about “political correctness”, too, so I don’t think it’s just a right-wing problem.
I just found out that Eyedea from Eyedea and Abilities died. Four months ago and I had no clue.
"You know right now it’s all a mystery I mean I’ll find out when I get there Until then I can’t let it get to me I’m keepin’ my cool Besides: everybody dies I’ll just follow the white light like the do in the movies”