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Thursday, March 19, 2015

The "N" Word Dilemna

There has been a lot of talk lately on the news about the use of the "N" word. Some believe it should be unused/restricted by all, some believe it's acceptable for only African Americans to use it, and some think the use of it is acceptable by all. I believe part of the reason this argument has gone on for so long, is that all side of the conversion lack empathy for the other. The hateful use of the word is inappropriate and hurtful to many (even of to other races). The use of the word as a slang keeps the word alive, and has created an odd form of reverse decimation. African Americans says you’re not allowed to use that word. This is understandable, but it’s also morally wrong to think it’s acceptable to twist the meaning of a word, use it yourself, and dare another race to use it. It adds a double standard and helps to create a divided. We have come too far as Americans, and have made too much progress on our journey to eliminate racism to allow this one word to help put a road block in the way of progress. It creates barrier between people. This is something we must eliminate completely. We should look at this word as the enemy of freedom. As long as we allow this word to be spoken, we will never be allowed to move forward. We know it exist, and we know its history. 

Moving forward, I challenge you to show the rest of the world that you are against racism. If you hear any use the word, point them out publicly. Tell them "using the N word makes you a racist no matter what race you are". No matter what race, stop using this evil word. African Americans, please realize that not all Caucasians are racist, and that non of them were slave owners. To have hate for Caucasians as a group makes you just as guilty of racism. We can't move forward like that.

Human rights first.

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