What is wrong with the word “Nigger”.

The word Nigger has long been seen the N word or the bad word. It has been used for centuries to describe people of African decent, who were enslaved many years ago. When a black man is called a Nigger it is said to be degrading and as such we have been striving for years to get rid of that word. 

There have been many people who have lost their jobs for using the N word, if you are a white person, but no such issue if you are black, given the fact that the N word makes it way into most rap songs( for want of a better word).

I always remember that when growing up and someone call you a name, your reaction to that name determine if it stuck or becomes distant memory in a hurry.

If you complained, fought it, became irritated etc, that name would remain with you as people would call you by that name simply to provoke you, which in most cases would result in a confrontation. If on the other hand you embraced the name and not to seem to make it bother you, then in no time if would simply go away as the “offender” would quickly come to the realization, that they are only making a fool of themselves.

Black people may be the only race on the planet, which is not comfortable with itself, with many of us seemingly think we are of lesser class of value that other races. We are uncomfortable with out blackness and try hard to associate with those of lighter hue than we are. We marry a “browning” so our kids can be of a lighter hue, we bleach our skins, we move into neighbourhoods that have people who do not look like ourselves as we believe we should not associate with other “niggers”.

The black race have been told for decades that niggers are low class, they do not deserve the same space as the white folks and other races and guess what, we actually believe and live that out on a daily basis.

Other races appears to be ok with whom they are, I cannot recall hearing a Chinese become upset if you say “Chiney man of Chiney woman”, I don’t hear white people complain when you call them ” whiteman or white woman”, but call a negro a nigger and is hell an powda house, why.

Instead of focusing on the stereotyping or the belief that Nigger is a degrading or bad word, why not move to change the script.

If should put forward the notion that Nigger is in fact good, niggers are talented and nigger describes a person who posses immense talent, skills fortitude, courage and tenacity and will become the dominate force throughout the world, could you imagine how uncomfortable that would make those who used to degrade us with the nigger word.

Firstly we must believe, we must be taught to accept that niggers and negro and is not a bad word at all, but it a word designed by others to make us believe we are of a lesser being. Our kids must be led to believe that the word niggers is the exact opposite of what we have been led to believe for decades and that we are destined for greatness and other are afraid hence tries to belittle us with one simple word.

We must tell our kids to be proud of our blackness, just like how the Whites, Indians, Chinese etc are proud of who they are. We must encourage to be the best they can be and must move to dominate everything they are apart of and must move to help those whom need help.

We should never let one word  ” Nigger”  determine who we are as a race, its time to flip the script.

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4 Responses

  1. We also perpetuate the same stereotype. I don’t think that Chinese like when you call them Mr. Chin. or even Chinese, because they are asian.

    We can’t flip this one. Too much negative history.

  2. Jay, what you have written above is utter, arrant nonsense. Part of your “challenge” is that you sometimes try too hard to be smart, but only by half.

    • It would be instructive if you could expand on why you believe so, that would offer some insight into how you arrived at your position.

      In my case I stated mine own position.

    • Let’s explore a bit of some of what I wrote to see where the “nonsense” lies.

      Black people may be the only race on the planet, which is not comfortable with itself, with many of us seemingly think we are of lesser class of value that other races. We are uncomfortable with out blackness and try hard to associate with those of lighter hue than we are. We marry a “browning” so our kids can be of a lighter hue, we bleach our skins, we move into neighbourhoods that have people who do not look like ourselves as we believe we should not associate with other “niggers”.

      or

      The black race have been told for decades that niggers are low class, they do not deserve the same space as the white folks and other races and guess what, we actually believe and live that out on a daily basis

      or maybe this

      We must tell our kids to be proud of our blackness, just like how the Whites, Indians, Chinese etc are proud of who they are. We must encourage to be the best they can be and must move to dominate everything they are apart of and must move to help those whom need help.

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