Should Black People be able to say the N word?

Posted by: JSJUNG

Highly Controversial.

  • Yes, we were born with the right, N**ga!

  • No, any discriminatory and derogatory word should not be used in any scenario.

57% 12 votes
43% 9 votes
  • I'm not black, and I call people by a variation of the word. But everybody is mah n*gga, even my parents. I was born in and attend school in a very ethnically diverse area, and the people here know a real racist when they hear one. The tone is very different. But hey man, first amendment either way.

  • Yes, since the term is derogatory and offensive towards their own population it is fine because the same hateful feelings aren't usually behind it

  • All people should be able to say variations of all words.

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  • It is quite literally their word

  • It's a discriminating word to their own race. I mean fine let them use it, but it's insulting their own culture. And they should learn some respect for their culture!


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TBR says2015-05-04T21:07:22.1642782-05:00
Are you picked on little boy?
TheMarquis says2015-05-04T21:09:45.4833156-05:00
Hanspete says2015-05-04T21:11:28.0736530-05:00
This is interesting.
Dilara says2015-05-04T22:04:55.3933498-05:00
Be able to say that word? Sure. By should say that word ? No. That word has a horrible connotation. Black People were called that for hundreds of years during beatings, lynchings ect. People shouldn't say that word no matter their race.
TheMarquis says2015-05-04T22:07:00.6251700-05:00
@Dilara: Malcolm X told his followers to call each other brother or sun, since it was just as easy and catchy but it built up instead of torn down. And no, I don't mean son. I mean sun. It was a pun to show how much potential he felt people had.
Craighawley215 says2015-05-05T10:29:39.2407932-05:00
Yes, because nothing proves racial equality quite like prohibiting black people from saying a word.
Kreakin says2015-05-05T11:06:24.3559551-05:00
If I called you a negga would you be offended?
Kreakin says2015-05-05T11:07:02.4093311-05:00
Maybe i'm white, maybe I'm black.
kbub says2015-05-05T11:09:43.3567543-05:00
I am judging each and every white person who answered this poll. You have not earned the right to decide how black people should speak.
Kreakin says2015-05-05T11:25:27.0752531-05:00
From my white British perspective, it seems that black people using that term is possibly symbolic of taking back power by owning it. The scars of the past have left an obviously deep wound on the psyche but I'm not sure it is helping to heal any wound by keeping this word alive. I would not presume to decide for anyone however what they say or how they heal.
mishapqueen says2015-05-05T11:27:25.0283653-05:00
I don't think anyone should say it. Skin tone is irrelevant.
Stefy says2015-05-05T15:40:22.0333029-05:00
All i know is they definetely have more of a right to say it than white people.
TheMarquis says2015-05-06T19:15:12.8479596-05:00
Kbub: I'm not saying what black people can and cannot say. I'm upholding freedom of speech. I'm judging you for being overly judgemental. So yeah.

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