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To hate the use of the N word

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Ringodingo Fri 14-Feb-14 17:48:35

I may bu for going onto Twitter. I hate the regular use of the N word with an A on the end of it on Twitter and think that it should be banned. People do not speak to each other in RL using that word, so why do it behind a computer. Also hate it when they sing it in song lyrics like its a term of endearment between rappers.

WorraLiberty Fri 14-Feb-14 17:50:32

You can type the word Nigga if you want to discuss it.

YANBU I hate it

But you're wrong to say people don't speak to each other like that in RL

I was standing in the off licence the other night and a guy aged about 20 was on the phone to his mate. He said "Let me know soon cos I've gotta holler at me niggas" confused

JoinYourPlayfellows Fri 14-Feb-14 17:51:26

You want to ban certain sequences of characters from Twitter?

Um YABU

harticus Fri 14-Feb-14 17:56:32

I am on Twitter a lot but have never seen that word used.
Be more selective about who you follow.

sparechange Fri 14-Feb-14 17:58:45

Ringo, I also really hate that word, but people do use it in real life. A lot.
I mostly hear teenage black boys using it, normally as a term of endearment which I think was a deliberate thing to 'reclaim' the word and stop it being used as an insult.
Equally, I have black friends who really hate it and would never use it, but as long as it isn't being used in a derogatory or racist way, I'm afraid you can't criticise those who use it, much less call for it to be banned

BackOnlyBriefly Fri 14-Feb-14 17:58:54

I dislike almost everything I hear in Rap, but I'm afraid Nigga is a word people use and we just have to get used to it. Apparently it's very popular among African Americans

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People condemns use of both nigga and nigger, but they use the word 'colored' themselves which many here would say was racist.

Language changes and it's hard to keep up.

WorraLiberty Fri 14-Feb-14 18:00:17

Yes I used to belong to a Facebook group that had a lot of black American members. They used the word a lot.

harticus Fri 14-Feb-14 18:03:07

Apparently it's very popular among African Americans

Black people endeavouring to reclaim the word nigger/nigga and use it as their own is not the same as bunch of middle class white boys in Primrose Hill poncing round saying it.

MothratheMighty Fri 14-Feb-14 18:12:21

www.theguardian.com/football/2013/apr/30/pfa-reginald-d-hunter-race-remarks

Very current.

BackOnlyBriefly Fri 14-Feb-14 18:16:21

harticus OP doesn't say anything about the skin color or race of the posters. She does mention Rap Lyrics which are mostly not by middle class white boys in Primrose Hill.

Sallyingforth Fri 14-Feb-14 18:17:08

It's really no different to gay people using the word 'queer'. But I have to confess it does grate.

Ringodingo Fri 14-Feb-14 18:30:15

unfortunately they follow me harticus. I am Black and I couldn't imagine calling another Black person the N word. It seems to be the youngsters who address each other in this way. But why do they think its acceptable as a term of endearment/ghetto slang. Twitter is a wash with it.

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