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The N word

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Started: 2/25/2014 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Pharoahmoose

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Recently there has been much debate on the use of the N word ever since the NFL made it a new 15 yard penalty for using it on the field. As if a referees job is not hard enough, giving them more discretion will only lead to u happier fans as well as players. There's no question the word itself has a disgusting history to it which we know about, the meaning of the word has changed throughout the last twenty years from a word of degrading to a word of endearment Enforcing another penalty will only slow the game down leading to a slower less entertaining product. The fact is the majority of NFL players are of African American dissent, those creating these rules and the owners they play for are majority all white dissent, this new rule is Just white men limiting the freedom of speech of the black men. This is why the N word should not be penalized in professional football
Bluerose10

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Nigger was an informal slang term used by slave owners to refer to their slaves. It derived from the neutral verb, "negro", which means black. Slave owners took the word, changed it into "nigger", and used the word to refer to their slaves because they didn't want to dignify them with a real name. It's insulting to black people because it can signify that you are undeserving of a birth-given name, simply because your skin is dark. The reason why this word is offensive when a white person says it to a black person is because it is a derogatory word referring to a person's race and is linked to times slavery. Therefore no matter if it's in the NFL or anywhere the term should not be used.
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