"So, all 'blacks' live on the streets and because they use a term, which has been culturally reclaimed, in a positive way... that makes it okay for white people to revert to using it in its original negative and degrading context?"
No it doesn't and I didn't say that, please re-read my statement.
Of course, Not all blacks live in the streets, I said or meant, when you go down to the streets, or ghettos, they do talk amongst themselves like that, and perhaps even the well educated, moral, law abiding citizens do when they become angry with each other.
I've seen and heard them do so. ...and I'm certainly not stating that its ok to talk like that. But they do, amongst themselves, and when they do it amongst themselves it's ok?????
Personally, I think it's disgusting, and just to set you straight Hush, when my son was growing up, I told him I never smacked him across the mouth once in his life, but if I ever heard him say that word, he might be in for a first timer?
Its not ok to say things like that...but it is a free country, and unfortunately, there are good and bad people.
When you start dictating to people what they may say, what they may watch, what they are allowed to believe, then you take away our rights to be free.
"Why can't we just say, yanno, the guys a real uneducated jerk" and walk away?
Sometimes the more you make of things, the more you keep hatred alive and .....
You cannot change people by forcing things down their throat.
Its not about skin color, nationality, race or creed, and if someone makes it as such, then it is our right to get up and walk away.
JCP, I'm more inclined to think the entire situation might have been scripted....sure did get a lot of attention. And by the way, fact remains, those guys were really heckling him, and then, by sheer coincidence, someone films the whole thing?
[This message has been edited by LeeJ (12-08-2006 03:45 PM).]