I would caution you about the word "we". Not all black ppl agree w/use of the word ******. Question for you: How
, specifically, do you think using this word makes it positive? Please explain the specific benefit/s everyone gets from using it. (I've never received a reasonable answer to this question.) Thanks.
What "fun" is there in calling yourself some word whites invented and used against your ancestors to justify enslaving, raping, beating and murdering them? I'm pretty sure my
African ancestors would feel I were spoiling their
"fun" by using the word ****** in any context.
No, I don't get this. Not all "black" friends would agree w/this arbitrary attempt at linguistic micro-management.
People get to say what they want. But there are consequences. As much as people want words not to matter, they just do. They carry enormous symbolic, historical and emotional weight. Words start wars and keep peace. And it's totally unrealistic to expect that everyone else but you
(and your ethnic group) should and will keep from using a politically loaded word.
Actually, racism is built on both.
I think the day certain
blacks stop saying ****** is the day they will be showing they respect themselves more.