Originally Posted by X-Terminator
You know what I did when I saw footage of this "ceremony?"
Why? Because they're burying a word that should have been dead and buried long ago. Or, at least it would have been had black folks not created one huge double standard by using the word in a "different context" and try to justify it, then turn around and persecute a white person for using it because it's offensive and racist. I don't give a damn what context it's used in - I don't like the word, it's a disgusting and derogatory word, and it should not be used by anyone, anywhere, at any time. It's amazing, and sad, that it took a pissed off stand-up comic and a shock jock for the NAACP to finally come to that realization and speak out against it.
The media and especially the entertainment industry should also take their fair share of the blame for the double standard taking hold.
The NAACP obviously thought it was time for ANOTHER display of their disgust for the word! For too many years have they been denouncing the use of the word, especially by the younger generation of rappers within hip-hop culture. It has, and always will be offensive for anyone to use the term, especially if your from another race, because it is more offensive. Their disdane for the word has never subsided, it's just what our media chose to report as the latest news, or not. We are fed what the media chooses. Michael Richards bullshit rant, and Imus' idiotic comment, were just another wound brought into the light by the media. The NAACP took the opportunity, once again, to display the same message, but in a different eye-catching way, so they can attract and use that same predictable media for their cause. It is not ironic, it is a necessary way to convey a message when you feel it is once again required.