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

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Originally posted by Omega4ul:
What if the teacher was Black??

What if?
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I am sure if the teacher was Black this would not be news, and you probably would not care.

That is not a safe assumption, IMO. A teacher is required, certainly in a public school, to set a better example than this. I would take issue with a Black teacher using this word with a student.

But, a white teacher using this word with a Black student is an entirely different ball of wax. When the word nigger comes from a white person it is derogatory, subjugating, and inflammetory. And he did this in public, in front of other students, which to my mind just throws gas on the fire! Ask yourself this, if both these people were grown adults with no power relationship and this had happened on the street, what would the outcome had been? The white man would run a good chance of being socked in the mouth! But in the student/teacher relationship, the boy doesn't have the power to defend his own honor. That's why there are rules in place that are supposed to defend that honor for him, even if his teacher's a complete idiot.

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If the word 'nigga' is used so freely in 'pop culture' it gets adopted by all. 'WE' need to stop this. I love the Dave Chappelle show, Boondocks, pretty much all black movies (I just love black people) and we use the word too much.

I don't disagree with you here. But, when we use it, it's our problem, not theirs. The difference between "nigger" and "nigga" is not the spelling, it's the context in which it is used. The people using the word are a part of that context. Even a Black person who uses that word with me out of context is liable to be slapped. For white people, there is not, nor will there ever be, an appropriate context.

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More and more whites are growing insenistive to it too.

I don't think this is true at all. I hear white people confusedly asking all the time why we can use it and they can't. The fact is that whatever we choose to call ourselves is not their business or perogative. White people will never get a pass on this, and they know it. Unless, of course, they are completely stupid. Even then they'll learn soon enough.

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My wife has forbid the word in our house.

Tell your wife she's got a fan in me! tfro
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