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I was at the pool today when I heard an African American woman address her son with the N-word. That seemed wrong to me. Is it wrong?

I hear African Americans are ok with the use of the word as long as it being used by an African American. But it seems to me that the hate and the disparagement behind that word still being used is just as wrong if not more wrong because it is like saying racism is ok. As long as it is African Americans being racist. I think racism is bad. No matter what race practices it.

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It's what keeps their view on racism alive I guess. It's like saying white people can say "crakER" But everyone else has to say "crackA". Dumb. American Indians were wrongly treated first by settlers, & were our nations first slaves... but we aren't holding on to that injustice every time we get a chance. I say teach all children to grow up respecting themselves & everyone else; and DON'T keep passing on hate. Yuck.

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Very well said
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Love to ALL of mankind, & thanks guys ;-)
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Maybe it is a joke they have in their family, or maybe she was trying to insult him, although it does rather seem hypocritical. But blondes can call each other dumb, I know that much, assuming the blonde being called dumb has a sense of humour.

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No, it's not a joke and it's not hypocrisy either. And being blond is not the same.
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She said it so casually as if she was calling him by his name.
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I was just saying possibilities, other than that I have no idea. Maybe that is his name, and if it isn't, then why did she say it in the first place, FunnyLittleFrog?
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Yeah that's wrong that she said that. At my school like all of the African Americans call people the n word. And I'm like thinking, that's so mean to say.

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Yea it is wrong to say that but that is between her and her son so if she wants to call her son that then by god let her call her son that if u think it is wrong (like I do) then u just know not to say that to anyone!!

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Do you think he will learn to call his children that name?
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See its always like that just because their a minority they get it into their heads i cant be racist no matter what i say it wont be racist but someone say an average white guy says something not even intendinding to be racist they get berrated for saying it racism is a two way street

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I'm as white as the sheets on my bed, but I don't like to hear the N word...or GD..or any word that may be even slightly offensive to another!!!...:-)

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Amen god bless you
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thank you...:-)
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It's like , you can trash talk your sister or your mom but if someone else does it it's a whole different story.

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What does the n word mean any way don't think it has anything to do with being black

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I am not sure where you are going with this but it seems a bit insincere. Maybe even sarcastic. But I'll nibble. Where are you going with this?
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It is generally a derogatory term used in reference to black, coloured, or African-American people (whatever you like to call them)
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Oh you thought he was seriously asking because he really didn't know?
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To be honest, I have no idea who's being serious or joking or sarcastic at this point...I give up
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I feel sorry for the child.The mother is hurting the child by making the child feel less than .Very bad.Labeling the child with a word that hurts the child's self worth.Trying to steal The soul of the child and ruien it .

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Maybe it's a lack of education or a lack of culture, even tho, a child should not be Addressed as such. No excuse.

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It's child abuse to me,it's not cute and not funny

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I worked two summers in inner-city Philadelphia with African American children and it was a bit shocking the things they called each other - n----, buckwheat, etc. We could nit and did not do the same or we probably would have ended up dead but they constant cursed at and name called each other.

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I am white but have black blood and I call those who I love my Niggas. It's like using the word Bitch. My best friend and I call each other Bitch all the time. The word Nigro came from the Spanish word Negro meaning black so what is bad about that. It is only bad if you are using it on a racist way.

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Only they can call each other the "N" word. Any other race calling them the "N" word, would be considered racial and insulting.

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