Discussion in 'Site Announcements' started by Josh, Jan 27, 2016.
So who is running for mod, anyway? Is there going to be more than one?
I believe @Enn49 sent the names in and posted those earlier in the thread.
Welcome back N8tive, long time no see man
With all due respect the word "nigger" in the dictionary does not refer to one's skin color and/or nationality. It simply pertains to being "ignorant" in general. Meaning: a Caucasian can be a nigger. A Chinese person can be a nigger. A Mexican can be a nigger. A Canadian can be a nigger. An Indian can be a nigger. Brown, white, black, orange, pink, purple.....it don't make a damn. All those colors can be a nigger. The color of a man's (mankind in general) skin does NOT define his character. Anyway, if you're an ignorant mod, I would nominate you...... If not, I would still nominate you. Catch my drift????
Unless the definition has changed in the dictionary. I know its a racial slur but it used to mean "ignorant" or "sorry/lazy" person (which can define any one person despite skin color).
"Niger/nigra/nigrum" is "black" in Latin. That's the origin.
Honey, that's what a lot of caucasian folks said to try and make it alright to use it,
I hate that term to the point of being fighting mad, To be fair I hate it no matter who is using it, and when someone uses it then says it's not like he "killed one but they sure act like it" Uhuh, there's no excuse and I will say something every damn time. Read between the lines and notice the way its worded. Its quite simply not ok in my world.
If I'm banned for it, oh well.
noun nig·ger \ˈni-gər\
Definition of nigger
Popularity: Bottom 30% of words
1usually offensive; see usage paragraph below : a black person
2usually offensive; see usage paragraph below : a member of any dark-skinned race
3: a member of a socially disadvantaged class of persons <it's time for somebody to lead all of America's niggers … all the people who feel left out of the political process — Ron Dellums>
======================Everyone has a few button pushers, racial slurs is one of mine ========================
Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary
Definition of nigger in English:
contemptuous term for a black or dark-skinned person.
Yes that is the definition now but the old definition (had this definition in it as well) had to do with a "sorry" or "lazy" "ignorant" person. That was the "main" definition of the word. I do know its origin and I am VERY familiar with my history. I don't like hearing it, nor do I use it, however, if we change definitions to words and come up with new words to add to the dictionary, aren't we the reason the definition is what it is today? So the definition of it meaning "ignorant" or "sorry/lazy" person is the incorrect definition and the definition that defines a dark skinned person is correct?
Even in websters 1913 , well wait honey , ill get you a link, ^^
I did read that nika, is Hawaiian for ignorant or lazy,
If I can find it, there was an article about one (Now defunct) dictionary that listed it as 'lazy or ignorant person" to supposedly make it more socially acceptable? I just have HUGE issues with any type of prejudices. Gender, sexual preference, size age race.
That type of ignorance infuriates me, NOT at you however lol
Yeah that's what I was thinking. I wasn't arguing or anything but that is the definition I remember outside of the "racial" definition. As I said, lol, no man's character is defined by his skin color. I am color blind. I did want to raise awareness to those that may not have known the other definition of the term. I suppose in a way you can say I was in more of a "defense" mode when it comes to the racial term being used and wanted to take some folks to school. That's all. Hopefully my tutoring turned out for the best.
I just saw @Scoolman has a staff badge now congrats!
I will wait and let the others come forward when they are ready.
Thank you all for your confidence.
I am currently working through 67 thread/post reports; starting with the oldest. Deleting all the spam posts. Bear with me, this is going some time, but should be done by tomorrow night.
Am I the only one who just snooped around and figured out the others?
Thanks bud, good to see ya still around!
Congrats @Scoolman! Reading your work load.... Better you than I. lol good luck buddy
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I too have one of those staff badges now so you'd better behave yourselves now
@Chubbs, Scoolman and Enn49: congratulations & respect.
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