"Ralph, no matter who wrote it or the why or even being bigoted right winged or religious have to do with "our" goals of enlightenment. A persons views are not "Our" views but we are all in this together. I am not arguing a point,…"
"Pontius, thank you so much for your post. As a white British woman, I have had my reservations about this word but felt I was not part of the demographic whose opinion mattered. I hate the word and all it's connotations. I live in Liverpool,…"
"Eliot was a bigoted right-wing asshole, but he could write. But someone who deploys the N-word as a term of familiarity is going to impress other people as an ignorant jackass before the little else he has to say will be understood."
"I am glad to see this. I am ashamed of my self, because I have been pulled into the meme that perpetuates this. My black friends say the N word all of the time and over time I noticed that I was saying it around them in the same context as them and…"
"The people formerly known as...
Have written a paper on this very subject. As a person who lived through most of the end of segregation and living in the bible belt of the north, this word is not funny. I thought this young man summed it up quite…"
"I don't get the impression that "queer" is generally a derogatory word when used today.
I think it depends on age group, Smiling Eyes. There was a discussion about naming a new, consolidated BGLT group on A|N where a few people…"
"Yes it is. I'm his brother for anyone who doesn't see the resemblance. I'm better looking. lol
Many of the young men I work with in London gangs are increasingly becoming affiliated to radical Islam because Al Quaeda recruiters are…"
"I'm really glad my post has stimulated so much positive conversation. I'm glad to know I am not the only person who feels so stronly about the N word. In London young black men tend to use the term 'blud' as a term of endearment…"
"No problem man. Greydon Square has sold alot of records but I don't know if he gets played on many mainstream hip-hop radio stations. I know alot of folks like myself, who do dig quality hip-hop have 'come out' as atheists after…"
"Loved your reply, Baphomet. Thanks for giving your take on this. I agree that this style, used as it is here, would be very effective at reaching those very people we want to reach. I'm an old head. Do many young people listen to Greydon…"
"I love Def Jam poetry man. I tink poetry, especially this style of like performance poetry can hit people real hard wit a message. What I like about protest style poetry and freethought hip-hop is it gets through to people from a different…"
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