diagnosing someone you don’t like with a mental illness in order to somehow shed light on how illegitimate their arguments are (because mentally ill people do not have real thoughts and feelings?) is ableist I don’t know how anyone can even debate this
I think that I might be passing a kidney stone…
I’ve mastered the skill of feeling guilty for asking for anything
Anonymous asked: No one who is non-black should ever get a "pass" to say the n-word that is ridiculous
this is literally the most that ever needs to be said on the subject.
Freedom of speech niggas
No. nobody should have a pass to say the N-word. EVER. It’s ludicrous. The fact that it has become a cultural thing for other POC to call each other a word that has so much degradation and violent history behind it is unbelievable, and yet people flip their shit when someone who isnt black says it even by accident. I’m gay, and you don’t ever hear me going up to my gay friends and saying “hey, what up, faggots!”. Why? Because it’s fucking hypocrisy, especially when it’s a word that shatters me to my core. You hear certain groups of POC whining and complaining about their oppression and how they put up with racism on a daily, even from OTHER POC, and yet they continue to use the word like it’s just another name for each other. Call me crazy, but if we are striving for equality, I would think the first step is to try and eliminate anything that causes people to feel hated on. Either fucking stop using that word in your everyday vocabulary, or if you still choose to be a fool and use it, SHUT THE FUCK UP if you hear it outside of your race. White people should never say that word. Black people should never say that word. Indians should never say that word. Asians should never say that word. NOBODY should say that word. Race is not an excuse for a double standard.
Nah, I’m still all for freedom of speech mah nigga.
I don’t like being called a piece of shit, but if someone says “piece of shit” I’m not going to flip my shit. If someone says “n*gger” I’m not going to flip my shit. If people say it to me with cruel intentions, then I’m going to be pissed. Not because of the word they said, but because of the hateful intention they’re sending my way.
Fuck words and their power and cultural significance. In another billion years the human race will be gone, or evolved into something entirely different. The English language will be long forgotten and the words “n*gger” and “f*ggot” will no longer exist. Why should I care?
Words have cycles of use, so I agree with the above. Do we give a shit about some ‘slur’ that used 500+ years ago? Time alone evidence people should just get over it.
The only reason why ‘nigga’ still offends people is because they continue to feed into it. They continue to give it power.
Besides, they’re just words. Get at me when a word gives you a bruise or kills someone.
"500+ years ago"
*Stares out into the void*