The N-word

Some people like to use the excuse that “words are just words” and yet no other race would be comfortable being called their degrading racial slur, so why do people think they should be able to do the same to Blacks?

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The N-word is the word “nigger”, one of the three truly taboo words left in Standard English in 2013 (the other two start with c and f). It means a black person but has behind it hundreds of years of white racist contempt, particularly when it comes out of the mouth of a white person.

Timeline (when words first appeared in writing):

  • 1550s:Negro, probably from Spanish or Portuguese, where it simply means “black”.
  • 1568:neger
  • late 1600s:nigger
  • 1800:nigger in the woodpile
  • 1840s: nigger-brown (shade of brown)
  • 1878:nigger heaven (upper gallery in segregated theatres)
  • 1896: nigger toes (Brazil nuts)
  • 1925:niggah (in black use)
  • 1944:nigra (possibly worse than “nigger” itself)
  • 1967: a thousand place names in the US still have he word “nigger” in them.
  • 1969:nigga (black use)

By the late 1700s, at the latest, the word had become racist. The…

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Ongoing African Child Slave Trade

Save Our Children!

Too Much Black

adakoun-smThe Modern West African Slave Trade

Recently, we have seen the revival of the once thriving slave trade routes across West Africa, after a lapse of 25 years.  Slavers have reappeared following the old slave trade routes, except that trucks, jeeps and modern four-wheel drive vehicles and, on occasions, aircraft, have replaced the camels. The slavers often carry mobile telephones.

Some things, however, have not changed.  Cunning, deceit, the use of drugs to subdue the children and the whip still remain part of the essential equipment of the professional slaver.

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Welcome to Post-racial B*llsh*t

I thank God for a thread on a site that I frequent that understood the Paula Dean explosion for what it is, a distraction.

The Supreme Court, the highest court in the land, but obviously does not have the highest thinkers in the land, voted 5-4 to strike down a very important part of the Civil Rights Act that concerns voting rights.

Section 5 of the Civil Rights Act does not allow states, especially states that historically discriminated against African-Americans rights to vote, from making changes to their voting laws or procedures without the approval of Congress. The justices of the court although split on this section did not touch it, but they did touch Section 4.

Section 4, focused on states that had a history of discriminating against African-Americans and disenfranchising them. Well those geniuses figured that these states needed less scrutiny since there has been a change in their attitude, I mean it was only 40-50 years ago they were asking Black people “how many jelly beans are in this jar?” just for them to get the right to vote. Some of us have parents, grandparents, great grandparents that are older than 40-50 years old and lived through such discrimination themselves!

What troubles me is the excuse given for such displays of madness: the data showing the necessity for Section 4 is “outdated” and does not reflect the “post-racialness” that is America today. Well gee, I guess all those people calling President Obama, Michelle Obama, and their two daughters all types of monkeys and n-words are just isolated incidents.

Let me break down how serious and important of an issue this is; the Supreme Court is the highest court in the land, it sets precedents on issues that will affect the voting choices of future generations should those issues re-emerge, aka Roe v. Wade. The highest court in the land that passed Plessey v. Ferguson, Separate-but-(UN)equal and Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, striking down Separate-but-(UN)equal, has now set a precedence that Blacks can now be subjected to Jim Crow 2.0.

I am not on board with this 5-4 decision at all and the current Supreme Court justices on Robert’s court are full of it! Anyone who thinks that racist, diabetic, dried up, lazy, uncouth Paula Dean is worthy of more attention that this case is crazy. Paula Dean I am happy you are getting dragged and dragged you shall be, but your dragging will not overshadow such sneaky moves being made to send us back to Jim Crow.

There are attempts being made to take this country away from “illegals and others” meanwhile those others are who labored to build this country, yet the ones receiving the most benefits are the ones that did the least work.; unless you consider murder, rape, torture, and psychological brainwash serious labor, let me give you a tip that makes it much easier, chicken pox.

America is not post-racial, I don’t even know where words such as “post-racial” and “reverse racism” even came from, who is playing with Webster dictionary and making stuff up? Saying America is post-racial is like saying its “post-sexist” again both are LIES and I am sick of it. The decision makers would strip away Affirmative Action if they could, but don’t worry they’re working on it.

This decision doesn’t just hurt black people they hurt other minorities that seem to think they are a part of some exclusive club of white privilege, trust me you’re next. There seems to be a fairytale land where the Civil Rights Movement and the progress made from it cured all the ills of America, but it didn’t.

While the LGBT community is making strides in securing rights for themselves, we are left with our rights being stripped away. This does not mean there is a correlation between increase rights for LGBT people equaling declining rights for Blacks, this correlates with the mindset of those in positions of power, they want to be on the right side of history when convenient, be the hero on issues that garner the most media attention. Our rights should not be bargained, negotiated for, or bought, they are ours and we should have never had to fight for them to begin with!

You Supreme Court justices will be protested and President Obama it would be great if you spoke on this, but I really don’t expect that to happen. I don’t see you as the Black president, far from it, but I do see you as the President of the people and YOUR people, American citizens, are being unfairly targeted and I expect you to care.

 

 

Horiozn Science Academy bans Afro puffs/Braids

The Horizon Science Academy in Ohio sent out a letter to parents about changes that will be made to its dress code policy. Now if you are like me you are thinking: uniforms, certain color shoes, skirts lengths, no sagging of pants, shirts must be tucked in and so on, but Horizon Science Academy takes it a step further, “Afro puffs and small braids have been banned.”

You can see a copy of the letter here http://blackgirllonghair.com/2013/06/ohio-school-bans-afro-puffs-and-braids/.

So tell me what is wrong with afro puffs? What is wrong with braids? NOTHING!

This reminds me of the whole “You can touch my hair” thing that took place in New York for people to touch different textures of afro hair. For the women that participated good for them, but for me no. I do not feel it is my business to educate you about hair.

Hair is hair, whether kinky, coiled, curly, wavy, straight, or whatever it is hair. However, America has made a history, present, and possible future on making others seem like exotic pet animals if they do not match the perceived default, white.

When women and men of African descent wear their hair in any style other than straight or low-cut, it should not be seen as some political statement, it should be seen as a hairstyle. I never understood why styles for afro textured hair are seen as oo la la, it’s creepy. But then again this is the same country that makes afros the symbol of comedy by way of clowns, who began wearing Afros in their act from the minstrel shows.

This schools focus should be on education; how you wear your hair does not make you more deserving or undeserving of an education. The attack on afro hair is ridiculous; the whole talk of how one should style their hair to be presentable or conform to a society standard, that never cared for you to begin with is problematic!

Also Horizon Science Academy, you should be focused on building future scientists and leaders. No one said anything to Einstein about his hair and his hair was all kinds of dry, he could have worked on a moisture product, but that is beside the point. The point is ones hair does not determine their intellect.

I do not like what this school is promoting, afro puffs and braids are hairstyles for hair and there is nothing wrong with it. These styles can be pinned up, put into a bun, and covered with a bonnet if there is concern for safety during science experiments, which I doubt.

So my advice, focus on education not hairstyles unless you no longer want to focus on science and become Horizon Beauty Academy, which sounds stupid.