We as American Blacks are so damn hypocritical. How the hell can we expect people of other races to respect us when we have a hard time respecting ourselves?
'Dirty Red, What art thou talking about'?
I am going to tell ya my little chick-a-dee......
First let me say I like this dude. Or should I say I like his music. I don't know the dude and if I was out somewhere chillin and happened to see him, I probably would not recognize him. He would look just like the other thousands of White Dudes I see everyday. But I do know his voice when I hear it on the radio.
It seems like he is the latest famous White Person to have to get on the apology tour because he put his foot in his mouth.
Apparently he said the word NIGGA in an interview he did.
He got the usual backlash from "post racial" white folks and the Black Folks that use the word everyday around their "peps".
"We can't believe he said that!! I used to like him, but now I am going to throw away all the CD's I paid $20 dollars for. How DARE he use that word! He is a racist!" and so on and so forth.
How many times a day do I use the word NIGGA?
Uhhh, let me see.....
I used it this morning talking to my brother, about 20 times. I used it yesterday talking to some of my guys, about 20 times. I used it the day before singing in the car to a Lil Wayne song, about 20 times.
Now I have to say, I have been called a NIGGA by White People that meant it in every racist bone of their body. You get that a lot in North Carolina. That is why I will never live there again. But has that stopped me from calling a fellow person of dark descent that? Uhhh... No it hasn't.
I have heard White People say it to other White People when they thought that it was only them around. Did I get upset? Uhhhh... No. I did not.
Why you may ask?
Because it is good to know what people that smile in your face all day really think of you.
And this is America. The land where we are supposed to be able to say what ever the hell we want to say.
How can I honestly say anything to a White Person, Mexican Person, Asian Person or any other person about saying a word, when I use that word myself?
Have Black People Patented the word NIGGA and I have not been told about it?
I know the difference between someone saying the word NIGGA in a hateful way and someone saying the word in a casual way. The hateful way is the one I got a problem with.
It is a WORD people!!
It only has as much power as the person that uses it gives it. I know the historical significance behind it. Believe me I do. Like I said most of my family is in North Carolina and I spent a good portion of my youth there. I have seen the Klan, I have been in race riots at school, I have beat down white boys that used the word in a hateful way.
And for what? I beat this Jr. Klan member down for calling me a NIGGA, and then I get in the car to go back to my part of town and guess what I do?
"My NIGGA! Did you see me stomp that cracker? NIGGA! that white boy is going to remember me! I saw ya'll NIGGA'S stomping that fool! That white boy should have never called us NIGGA'S, my NIGGA!"
I think I going to listen to some John Mayer right now on Pandora.com.
The boy can sang.