Thursday, January 6, 2011

Break The Shackles

Nigger. I said it. Oh no, I must be racist. Ban me or fire me from something. I tell you, I am so sick and tired of the language police that have taken over this country. I honestly don't have a problem with the way Burlington used it. He didn't say it to be mean. He didn't say it to someone in a racist manner. People, stop being a damn slave to political correctness. And while we're on the subject, I'm tired of having to pay for what our ancestors, and even our grandparents, did. None of us had anything to do with slavery and the majority of us had nothing to do with segregation, yet we're made to feel guilty about it all the time. Well, I don't. I have zero guilt about slavery or segregation because I had nothing to do with it. And this is coming from someone who's people were severely wronged, as much if not more than Blacks, in the past, but I've let it go. I urge others to do the same.


BetteJo said...

I've hated the word since I was a kid, and most people don't use it anymore. The only reason the word is still in the English language is because blacks use it amongst themselves. It would have died a natural death a long time ago if they weren't keeping it alive.

Christopher Lee said...

I knew that posting this would be somewhat controversial. Maybe it's a blessing that not many people read this blog.

From my point of view, and I only speak for myself, I don't have a problem with the word depending on how it's used. If it's an ignorant Klansman screaming it at a rally, then I don't like it, but, like what you said, Black using it as slang or in music, or the way Burlington used it, it doesn't bother me. Being Indian I call myself Redskin or Injun sometimes and I let friends do the same because they're not being hateful. But, again, that's just me.