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

""don't buy that rhetoric. And beyond that, many of the very people who make that argument aren't so keen at recognizing or attacking actual material elements that function as "tools that maintain White Supremacy/Racism."

I maintain that the focus on the N-Word is DWELLING ON THE SUPERFICIAL.
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I do'nt believe that we disagree entirely here. You assume that that is my focal/focus for all things 'white supremacist'--- 'the 'N' word'; that is patently false. I abhor the word because it simply, a loathsome word; full with historical significance as a throwback to the days of African American enslavement.
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The N-Word, at best, is symptom, not a cause. It seems to be pretty easy pickings while other more substantive and material things are either ignored or aren't addressed/attacked with the same type of vigor even when those things represent something much more alarming.
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No argument here; just that because HIV/AIDS is running roughshod throughout the African American/Black community, and unemployment plagues African American youth, and ALL of the social, physical and mental diseases that continue to decimate the African American community are 'bulls in a china shop', still does not lessen the hideous connotative/denotative meaning of the 'N' word. No one is still permitted to call ME that; and not get an adequate response.
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