white men are always like “there’s always some truth to stereotypes though…” UNLESS you call them racist misogynists then they’re completely clueless as to where that stereotype came from
White people want to use the N-word because if they can’t use it then its something they don’t have control over. If you live your life being able to do whatever you want, say whatever you want with little consequence then the moment someone takes one of your privileges away then you’ll throw a hissy fit. Saying “its not fair”, “its just a word”, “its only offensive if you want it to be” and other bullshit because there is power in words and powerful people hate it when power is taken away from them because they think that power is their right and if they can’t have it no one can.
That’s why white people will either say “If you can use it then I should be able to use it” or “If I can’t use it then you shouldn’t be able to use it”
They never just except the fact that they can’t say it, they just have to put up a fight.
If you exclude white people from something then they get bitchy while they’ve excluded us from everything else for generations. The moment we try to take something for ourselves, white people want to either get involved with it or crush it.
There’s that and the fact that white people want to be “black” because its cool to them.
And because racism.
The heart of it is power. If they can’t say it and Black people can, then it means someone has power over THEIR words, instead of the other way around.
If “no one gets to say it” (and lets not pretend white people aren’t STILL using it anyway, though…), then they get to police Black people for using it and, at least publicly, white people can still show all the ways they mean that slur without using that slur.
They get to pretend Black people are “just as bad” for using the slur.
Nevermind Black folks didn’t enslave and kill a few million people in using it.
But if white folks don’t get to say it and Black folks do? Then the natural order of power as they understand it is destroyed. The heart of it being this simple thing: White people are “supposed” to be allowed to dehumanize and insult everyone else.
Pretending it’s whether a specific word being used or not lets them hide that core point.
God, so many people need to take a leaf out of that awesome bloke’s book. Why is it so hard for people to not make everything a drama-filled angst orgy, I wonder?
I really love how people will take one example of a Black person doing something and then say “all other Black people should do this.” The n word is a racial slur, an epithet, it’s hurts people.
Do not police the behavior of those reacting to said slur, It’s ridiculous. I’m supposed to be nice to white people who called me the n word? I don’t think so.
Black kids are considered responsible for their behavior as soon as the exit the womb, so I think white kids and white kids alone should be held responsible for their usage of a racial slur. Stop babying them, otherwise they turn into Justin Biebers and Nash Griers.
be nice to your bullies guise
Funny because this has actually happed on tumblr too. Where people will call out a person who’s not black using the word and try to explain. The user usally gets defensive or overly offensive and these anti-social justice fucks come out of the woodwork to talk about how that bloggers freedom of speech is sacred or that they aren’t being nice enough with the explanation or some shit.
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