here is a lot of hoop-la about the dude from the Philadelphia Eagles that got mad at a Black security guy and said he would kick every niggas ass he saw at a Kenny Chesney concert.
I first have to address the pink elephant in the room..how many niggas were even at a Kenny Chesney concert? I mean besides the one that was working there that he was upset with?
Well me personally...I ain't even mad.
Why, you are probably asking?
1. This dude got drunk and the real him came slamming to the surface. So now the world knows what's in his heart.
2. Some of his teammates are going to see how many "nigga" asses he really wants to kick.
3. He is a Wide Receiver in the NFL....Last I checked...the NFL was over 70% Black.
So this dude will be dealt with no matter how many heartfelt apologies he gives on national TV.
So no..I ain't mad.
Stephen A. Smith said this morning on ESPN's First Take, that we as a people have to reevaluate ourselves.
His partner, Skip Bayless, said he would have cut the dude from the team if it were up to him.
That's a little extreme there, Skip.
Would I have cut him? Naaa..
I would have fined him..a big fine..and kept it moving. But..if he gets fined..then every Black person in that locker room should be fined whenever they say the dreaded "n" word too.
That is only fair.
I have admitted on this very blog and in the comment section of some of my favorite fellow bloggers, about my live-long affair with the word nigga.
I say it. Alot. It's wrong..it is a habit I am trying to break. I am a work in progress.
I call bullshit to whomever says that it's different when we say it though.
Sure I have used it..and still use it to describe some of my homies...members of my family..or just some dude that I don't know.
But I have also used it to describe somebody that I was mad at, didn't like or somebody who I thought was just an asshole.
Does this sound familiar? Can we say Paula Dean..The dude from Seinfeld...Mel Gibson...the Bounty Hunter asshole and every other white dude that thinks he is safe among friends?
So what's the difference between me saying it or some White person saying it?
It is a degrading word..and until we stop degrading ourselves to the world..we as a people need to shut the fuck up.
For us to say that we can do something, but someone else can't...that is that bullshit. Wasn't that the entire premise behind the entire civil rights movement? Our forefathers DIED to give us the right to do, say and go whatever or wherever the hell we wanted to do, say or go..So does that same right not apply to White folks?
Really? Are we no better than that?
So let White People get it off their chests and yell NIGGER!! from the highest mountain top. We have given them that right by our own actions.
It can't be wrong for them and right for us..
It is just as bad as the city(?) of Detroit filing for Bankruptcy..but somehow finding $400 MILLION to build a new Hockey Stadium.
Hypocrisy at it's highest level.