There was a happy funeral for the N-word.

@disvachic (10121)
United States
July 10, 2007 9:19am CST
There was a funeral for the N-word yesterday.BY BE GONE,be ghost.I am glad they did that.DO you think this will stop some people from using it.Maybe not for some but its a start.For more details on the mock funeral here ya go http://www.blackamericaweb.com/site.aspx/bawnews/nwordfuneral710 Hve a great day people:)
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@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
10 Jul 07
Now if we could only get the very popular rappers from using it.
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@disvachic (10121)
• United States
10 Jul 07
I know we here it so much.The word is not allowed in my house.
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
10 Jul 07
yes my children nor anyone who comes in this house is allowed to use that nasty negative word.
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• United States
10 Jul 07
As I watched the news this morning I tried to get an understanding of why they did that. if anything I thought it was a statement or a symbol of change in progress which is good, but still in yet it didn't make any sense to me... I don't think its going to change peoples personal perception of the word yet bring humor to those who are immature.... because deep down inside we all know the meaning and how wrong it is to say it yet we do it anyway... I mean we have the stories, the video, and pictures to remind us and we still use the word even I am guilty of using that word... I think individually people have to come to the conclusion they want change within themselves before the world comes together and realizes the major substance the word holds... yet its just a word, and I know it holds history and meaning but the same very people who were hurt by it has double shamed themselves by reintergrated it as entertianment...maybe I am wrong and unsensitive to the meaning but honestly I was more embarrassed then justified
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@missbri (45)
• United States
7 Aug 07
i seriously doubt that it will just disappear. it has been around for so long and to some me being one of them i don't take offense to it. i am willing to openly admit to using the word. sometimes more than once in a sentence, but in the spirit of trying to do better i have stopped.
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@disvachic (10121)
• United States
7 Aug 07
i think its wonderful you have stopped.Im proud of ya!!
• United States
7 Aug 07
thank you!
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• Hampton, Virginia
1 Apr 08
i meant the slave trade ended around the close of the revolutionary war lol !
• Canada
11 Jul 07
I am 47 years old and when I was a little girl I remember eating this little black candies that are now called black babies I think but at the time I remember someone telling me they were N babies! I was around 7 years old. I love to eat those things because I love licorise. I think I was around 8 years old maybe 9 when I remember sitting with my bag of N babies eating them one by one when I began to wonder why they were called that. I wondered why black people wanted to call the candy that? Or did they choose to call the candy that or was that just what other people said? I decided that I didn't know why black people would call themselves N's but I would never use that word on these candies or any person because I didn't like how it sounded and made me feel when I heard it or said it. I only said it when someone asked me what kind of candy I was eating but from that day forward when someone asked me what kind of candy I was eating I would say black babies as I got older I decided to say licorice babies! I think that is the name on the box now! I truly do not know what name was on that box when I was younger or even through my teens. I had not eaten them for years but a few months ago i had some and they are delcious and I am pretty sure the name is simply licorice babies as they should be! Were they ever called N babies I dont' know? I was a kid and recognize now that it could of just been a slang term people used for them because the licorice was black! I didn't like it and I dont' know why as a little kid I would think about it and make a decision to never use that word but I did. I was deeply affected by it for somereason and you know what? There were no black people living around me I only knew of black people because of the tv and I didn't like what I saw. I didn't like how the white people in the movies seem to think they were better then the black people. I don't remember the movies and the candy being tied together in my mind but they must of been for me to think about the N word so seriously! I have hated that word all my life and I have never put up with anyone using it with out me saying something! I do not understand for one minute why black people would use that word? Why some of them hate it? Why some of them think they have a right to use it? It is a word like many other words in our vocabulary that should never be used when speaking of human beings! My daughter married a black man and they have given me a granddaughter. I never want her to grow up hearing such talk! It is pure hatred and no one has the right to be using that word I don't care what you think your reasoning is! We should be building each other up not taring each other down! This world has enough troubles in it, life is to short for hate like that! What do these people think or any people think? That God the creator of this universe as favor in one color only? We could learn a thing or two from God is all I have to say!
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• United States
11 Jul 07
I remeber when I was little my grandmother, a friend of hers and I were at the grocery and I heard them refer to brazil nuts as "N-word toes". I asked them what that was and they said they were called that because the nuts look like a black person's big toe. I forgot all about that..... I don't think I've ever heard of that candy you are refering to, but then again, I hate licorice ;)
@disvachic (10121)
• United States
13 Jul 07
Well then i wont be surprise if they didnt name the the black jelly bean thats terrible.Darn thats a wild story about the licorice candy.This is my first hearing of it.I look at people for who they are and not by their color.People who are racist needs to have Jesus in their life and thats forsure.
• Canada
13 Jul 07
Yes Jesus, Amen!
@freak369 (5019)
• United States
13 Jul 07
Thanks for posting this, I hadn't heard anything about it but it was a great article to check out. I never understood how a word that was used against a race of people all of a sudden became a word that people threw around as a joke or that they called their friends that. This might be a little off base and I hope no one takes it the wrong way but I don't go around saying, "My cr**ker, what's up?" or "hey dego, how's it going?"One of my friends tried to explain it to me and said that by using it in a different manner or with a different meaning they were taking the sting out of it .. maybe I am just "too white" to get that ... in any event ... I hope that N word is gone for good.
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@disvachic (10121)
• United States
13 Jul 07
you're welcome.yea i know and i dont know how either and some use it like the word "the" Honestly i dont think the N word will ever be gone 4ever.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
11 Jul 07
It sounds great in theory, disvachic, but I'm afraid that things will not change very much. I hear this word used all to frequently in everyday conversation, by young people and old people alike. I'm afraid that the problem is most people of color have no problem with it being used by other people of color, but they scream bloody murder when someone from another race uses it. They can't grasp that it makes no sense for anyone to use it.
@disvachic (10121)
• United States
13 Jul 07
I know and its really embarassing.
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• United States
11 Jul 07
yes I think people will revert back to the "N" word, because it's a bad word but it is also a historical word. The "N" word represents different things for different people. Some people find it offensive and others don't. It's like the word Bi$#@....women use that word to refer to themselves and other women. It's terrible all together but words are a form of expression and everyone has to understand that. Good or Bad.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
11 Jul 07
I agree,missladycc. The word will not disappear from usage because in certain circles there is some twisted pride in being called that. This dates back for as long as I can remember-which is longer than I care to admit, LOL.
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• United States
11 Jul 07
Well it might stop for us mature adults who are conscious of it but I think the younger generation there will be little to know change I hear them saying it all the time like they are clueless about what it going on. You can get some of these young people to go to school so getting them to stop using certain language would be a miracle.
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@disvachic (10121)
• United States
13 Jul 07
yep thats forsure.thats why i teach my kids now.
• United States
10 Jul 07
Now that is the N-word is "gone". Next is the other offensive words for other groups of other races.
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@disvachic (10121)
• United States
13 Jul 07
well NAACP is The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People they got together and did it
@sid556 (31003)
• United States
11 Jul 07
That is a very cool idea and definitly a positive step towards ending the problem. Hopefully it will cause some to pause and think about the words they use and how they can affect another person. I think rap music which is very popular uses the word far too freely and actually is going against efforts to stop people from using it.
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• Indonesia
11 Jul 07
COngratz CongratZ...,,
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
11 Jul 07
I'm sure there will still be some people who use this word but it should make a difference in the future. If people are not use to hearing it on t.v. hopefully it will not be used as often and maybe the next generation will use it less and less until its completely obsolete. I think its a step in the right direction anyway.
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