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Reply to "Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!"

Air tight? You read that post and thought I used the n-word in everyday conversation and that I condoned its use as a racist term discribing blacks (or in any situation). All I did in my post was offer the point of view that the teacher probably was not a racist. You might have a leak somewhere.

I don't object to people who disagree with using the n-word, in fact I agree with them. What I disagree with is the point of view, first of all that the teacher was being racist, when it seems like he was just trying to make a connection with a kid who wasn't listening. I object to this, frankly because it's insulting to be labelled a racist, more insulting from my point of view, than any racial profiling. I think this way because racial profiling is completely meaningless while being labelled a racist portrays you as a complete dumbass. If the teacher in question was not being racist then he is probably extremely irritated to the point of exasperation at being known as such, and this leads right into my next point. The double standard possessed by many people (excluding qty as she has pointed out), is that it's ok to use the n-word if you are AA and racist if you aren't. As I've said before, if you look at someones skin color to decide whether to take offense at something, you are a racist, plain and simple. If you condone this, you're a racist. If you label someone without proper knowledge, then you're a bigot. If you object to racism but condone blacks using the n-word while condemning whites, then you are a bigot AND a hypocrite.

And one last repartee, before someone else posts...

"The bottom line is, bigotry, and racism is still running rampant in this country.....and no matter what, its a word........that YOU dont have to use."

I'm Canadian.
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