Lsherm: I wonder what would have happened if the guy actually said it. At some point we're all going to have to acknowledge the word is still out there, but that context matters.And for the "There are black people and there are n******(**()**)(*rs" crowd - please prove my point.
Second Try: 37,000 white women raped by black men in the USA each year.Media silent.
The Muthaship: When PC becomes self-parody....
ExperianScaresCthulhu: Pronoun: I see both sides of it to an extent. I understand that the word has power and to be able to speak of it in a frank manner devalues its power. On the other hand, there is a level of training that people may receive to reject such a vile word. As a child, you may have tattled on somebody using the "F-Word". You may have grown out of that phase and use fark on a daily basis. Sometimes the lesson on a particularly hurtful and terrible word remains with you. Such is the impact of racial slurs to people that do not wish to offend. Its not unreasonable not to say it. It is conditioning to be aware of context of a word that is absolutely repulsive for what it has meant and still means today.Again, Spike Lee's point is made for him. And the interviewer squirming so much that he finally has to blurt out a request for Jackson to say it instead... makes Spike Lee's point for him. Jackson tried to prove the point that words only have the power you give them, and was not going to let the interviewer continue to dance around it. The interviewer (and everyone who identifies with the interviewer) lost the moment he started sweating and begged Jackson to say it instead.Tarantino was playing a child's game with this movie -- and won (unfortunately). Isn't it amusing to hear a 'bad word'? repeatedly? Tarantino wasn't being historically accurate, he was being juvenile. Spike Lee knew what was up.
Nem Wan: [tvmedia.ign.com image 460x307]
The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: LectertheChef: I don't see how you could get away with not saying it in that particular movie. Do people really think you can just whitewash the racism in this country, as easily as you would wash down some fried chicken with grape soda?I love fried chicken and Welch's grape soda./pretty damn white
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