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Landon D. wrote "ARE YOU KIDDING ME??"

No, Landon we're not kidding you.

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"Why do Black People have a personal mandate on always being gingerly handled with the utmost care -"

@Magarietha: To say this about blacks, when one considers history -- including what blacks went through in YOUR country, South Africa -- is the height of absurdity. You probably couldn't find a more resilient people, as evidenced in part by the occupant of the White House.

But your comment gets to that ignorance of history that is the problem with most discussions about race. Just what I was talking about.

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ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? This is ridiculous! Like she meant anything at all by it. When the stars that were on stage are cool, then so should everyone else. This is NOT a racial thing! At least, it wasn't until these hypocritical cry babies made it one!

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It seems that, it's not nice, but you can use any derogatory name you want, except the 'N' word. Blacks can use the word but non-blacks, cannot. That is discrimination. Equal rights means that everyone starts with an equal playing field. So what's with affirmative action, within employment, and a college admission. When one of the many, many, blacks killing non-blacks, occurs, where is the Zimmerman/Martin, outrage?

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@Magarietha

Brilliant reply, that should start them off!

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When will Black peoples get over themselves and get on with the job. Here in South Africa we whites get called horific names by black people. Do we complain? Never. We're too busy securing our homes with steel doors and burglar proofing. Just get working and never looking up from the job. What does it matter what people call you - WHY does it matter. It's just another way of seeking sensation to be somehow justified. Why do Black People have a personal mandate on always being gingerly handled with the utmost care - this has never been the prerogative of whites. We just take it in our stride and carry on working and more working without being so easily distracted. Crikey Moses! it's really becoming a bit much.

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I find it distasteful that Americans sing about niggas or nigger or whatever.
No-one should use the word, and your colour makes no difference in this regard.

It is a racist term, and the fact that rappers use it is reprehensible.
Anyone who uses it is quite simply a racist wanker - black American rappers included.

Apologies guys but it really annoys me.

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Really?: You're allowed to do what you want.

This is what I wrote in an earlier comment:

The word is very tricky. Artists also have to accept some responsibility that when they make a hit song with the word in the title that people of all races just might be inclined to use it. Duh.

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Pally: I did want to point where I agree with you -- that "constant" talk about racism can stunt a child, and make him miss out on the opportunities he or she has. I think there's a balance.

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So, if I play the CD in my car, am I not aloud to sing it as it was written? I usually do....my bad for a white girl, I need to edit myself.




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