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

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THE TEACHER WAS INSULTING THE TENDENCY OF A DEMOGRAPHIC TO HABITUALLY INSULT THEMSELVES! Its called parody, its funny, and wasn't racist at all.
Okay, let's see you do some street-corner comedy doing the same thing.

But, as I have to tell people coming from lame angles like yours pretty often... you SELF-FUCKED (i.e. CONTRADICTED yourself). Here you are betraying what you said before in order for your CIRCULAR REASONING to work. You said:
Put simply... whatever the two parties involved in conversation perceive the meaning of a word to be, that's what the word means in that conversation.

To which I countered:
Obviously, the meaning "in that conversation" has everything to do with how the "meaning" was received by the student. No matter how the student used the word, the meaning when thrown back at the student, given the way English works, need not be the same. And clearly the student didn't perceive or conceive or receive it as the same.... Obviously "both parties" were not cool with the teachers use of the term... Frankly, there is no way in a Two-Way Conversation (which you pretend to be talking) that you can discount how the student perceived, conceived and received the teachers statement.

Nothing that comes out of what we know the TWO PARTIES felt about the communication lends to this BS you're trying to sell:
Frown Its called parody, its funny, and wasn't racist at all. Frown

Now, where did the TWO PARTIES *both* say that?

And to the other unthinking part of what you said... YOU CAN READ:
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In either event, using the term WITH A KNOWN VALUE of having a different perceived meaning and acceptability depending on the race of the sender... In any event, an English teacher, an adult, a conscious, thinking individual could easily think of other ways to make a teaching moment (if that was his intent) out of the incident without traversing the lunacy of using a forbidden term. A KNOWN FORBIDDEN TERM!


Yeah, you say "Good Arguing"... but obviously you can't extend that to yourself. CIRCULAR REASONING? Nah! Doesn't cut it. Now chew on this:
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There is no reason why whites should audibilize
[the N-Word], ever.


...Fact is, history has been a double standard too, and it is this history that explains why the n-word is so much more offensive when coming from a white mouth than the mouth of an African American.

...Simply put, the historic use of the n-word in the white community is not one of mixed meaning. It is not a history in which we called our black friends or colleagues such a term, as if it meant little more than "hey there dude, let's go grab a burger and fries at the Mickey D's." In the mouths and hearts of whites, that word has only been used in the context of contempt, of presumed white superiority, of anti-black bigotry.

...That many whites won't be able to understand this simple point is testimony to nothing so much as our own sense of entitlement. In other words, we are not used to anyone telling us that we can't do something, or shouldn't, and as such take great offense when our own freedom, including the freedom to offend, is constrained.

I can think of no other reason than the desire to maintain a certain form of white privilege: the privilege of saying whatever we want, whenever we want, and feeling as though our right to lecture others on their behavior should logically take precedence over controlling our own.

...The same privilege that (as the flipside to racism itself) has historically given the n-word its power to injure in the first place. As with all racism, it is power and position that gives a racial slur its ability to injure. This is why slurs against whites like cracker or honky seem more juvenile than truly offensive. And this is why the n-word, spoken by whites, is so fundamentally less acceptable than the same term spoken by blacks, however potentially problematic the latter may be.

http://www.lipmagazine.org/~timwise/DoubleStandard.html


The thing is, it's really telling when people like you make an issue out of and try to justify Whites using the N-Word. Really, it reflects on an twisted idea that runs counter to things you want to profess: Obviously, Whites that make such an argument feel they should have a right to call a Black person "Nigger".

That's what it boils down to and that says a lot about the person making any such argument.

So, instead of all the cowardly shenanigans... Start that Street Corner Comedy Show. Film it. So we can laugh every time someone blast your silly azz! Oh but make sure you tell them, you meant it in a nice way. lol
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