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Offbeat Dear white people, stop using the N-word. Why do you feel like you need to use it?

20:55  23 august  2018
20:55  23 august  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

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I do , but it upsets white people . Why does it upset them so? Because all lives matter. I don’t understand. What does that even mean? Just like their cockamamy Black Lives Matter logic, they’ve concocted a convoluted, whitesplained argument that says using the n - word is divisive and an

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I’m going to go out here on a limb and just say it: White people, please stop using the N-word. It is not for you. It will never again be for you — your ancestors cashed in all your chips.

Using the N-word can cost you a pizza empire. And most recently, a long-time job as “the voice of the Indianapolis Colts.

Again, the word is not for you — not in story form, not in scenario form, not in music nor pop culture form.

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My main struggle with White people using this word is why do you so desperately want to use it ? To reiterate, the word “cracker” has never had a historically negative and violently racist connotation to it like the N - word . The one that cannot be written out on national television is obviously worse.

Dear White Folks, We have to stop using the n - word . Like really, really. But here’s what we need to understand: We’re the only people that get the privilege of access to whatever racialized No, it ’s not “racist against White people ” to assert that certain things are off limits to us, as people of privilege.

The sickening debate has made its way back to Indiana, just a month after "Papa" John Schnatter admitted to using the N-word on a public relations call. Schnatter has resigned as chairman of Papa John’s Pizza, the company he founded, and from the University of Louisville Board of Trustees.

Last week, we learned of the abrupt retirement of Bob Lamey, the longtime radio voice of the Indianapolis Colts. Today, it became clear that Lamey was forced to resign after using the racial slur while recently retelling a story.

The monetary consequences — and the bigger question about the true content of character — for Schnatter and Lamey are appropriate. The casual use of such a hurtful racial slur should be rightfully condemned. These men were leaders in our community, in the business and sports worlds. And by using that awful word, they have brought nothing but another layer of racially-tinged shame to the Hoosier state.

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And a white rapper like “Chet Haze” needs to check his damn privilege. Hanks’s declaration that there are It does mean that you can’t wear blackness like a cool jacket whenever you happen to feel like it . Black people making that term whatever black people need to make it is a form of subversive

"I use it in several different ways, as a way to refer to another person of that ethnicity or to explain the word as a "I use it when I feel I need to . While you 'd be hard pushed to find someone who would think it appropriate for a white artist to use the N - word , some think that nobody should use it at all

N-word carries history of racism and suffering

I personally don’t think the N-word should be uttered by anyone. I am a black woman who grew up in a household where the word was occasionally used. Yet I don’t say it.

But I could if I wanted. Double standard? Yes. Unfair? Absolutely not.

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Let’s not play dumb. Let’s not pretend that it isn’t as loaded with hate as it was in 1818 and in 1938 and in 1968. It was historically used by white people to dehumanize African Americans. It was used to keep us in our place, to remind us that we didn’t measure up.

That deep-seated bigotry annoyingly remains part of the psyche of some African Americans who use the N-word, while others say it in an attempt to reclaim and strip the word of its power. 

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Whether you use it or not, whether you are OK with it or deeply offended by it , it ’s a word weighted It would take too long to unpack all the arguments and counterarguments about why white people Like , you didn’t have to say it just then I mean, how would you feel if I started rapping songs that

If a white person uses the N - word , they are immediately scorned for their behavior, it is deemed Coates breaks down his reasoning for why white people shouldn’t say the N - word even if it is With this reasoning comes the concept that some white people feel they are entitled to use the N - word

Regardless of how or when its used, the N-word still hurts and offends large swaths of African Americans. Yet every time debate of the word pops up, there are many white folks who feel entitled to explain its objectionable import away.

No justification for white people to use N-word

Is that really the rock you want to die on? What does it say about a person who wants to use the word freely or defend another individual who uses it? Why would you ever want or need to say the N-word?

Enter here what I like to call the predictable “whataboutisms” of the word:

► What about the constant use of it in rap and hip-hop songs?

► What about the African Americans who call each other that word all the time?

► What about the black comedians who use it in their stand-up routines?

► What about the African American athletes who say it?

All that sounds like to me is justification for you, a white person, to use the word. There is no such justification. The N-word carries an overbearing history of suffering and racist baggage. It is not an acceptable word to use. Sometimes things really are just that black and white.

So follow my lead — don’t say the word, don’t sing the word, don’t rap the word — just don’t use the word. And don't defend anyone else who does. Because if you are white, using the N-word is never okay. It’s really that simple.

Suzette Hackney is the director of Opinion & Community Engagement and a columnist at The Indianapolis Star, where this piece first appeared. Follow her on Twitter: @suzyscribe.

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