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You assume that that is my focal/focus for all things 'white supremacist'--- 'the 'N' word'; that is patently false.
No. I assumed nothing. I was clear in qualifying what I said (and feel) by saying:
"...many of the very people who make that argument aren't so keen at recognizing or attacking actual material elements..."


I was simply stating my position. Not attacking or assuming anything about yours for we have not had that type of discussion.

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Just because of X, Y, and Z impacting the African-American Community still does not lessen the hideous connotative/denotative meaning of the 'N' word.
That is not in contention. But those things mention as "Bulls In The China Shop" really don't speak to "tools" that function in a way to institutionalize and maintain white supremacy/racism."

X, Y, Z are symptoms or products of White Supremacy/Racism or simply the Black Condition/Predicament in the USA. So right here we have lost sight of White Supremacy, what installs it and keeps it in place.

I mean, you didn't intend to say Black Unemployment, AIDS and all types of diseases within the Black Community "serve as tools of institutionalized maintenance of white supremacy/racism"?? Did you?

Your statement would only makes sense relative to mine if you did. But I don't think that's what you were trying to say. When I said what I did, I was NOT merely saying there are more important issues, other things to focus on.

I charge plenty of people who are quick to associate the N-Word with White Supremacy with being incapable or incredibly lacking when it comes to identifying "more substantive and material" elements of White Supremacy. Talking about the X, Y and Z as you have, at least for the purposes of this discussion, shows that you aren't as keen in recognizing or identifying or attacking other things related to White Supremacy.

That's why I call it rhetoric. It's a pretty popular thing to say... But certain things that aren't that "popular" and aren't that personal or that personally offensive or repulsive go unexamined.

When I've pressed, few have been able to say what the existence of the N-Word has actual done to the Black Community... or what would happen if the N-Word magically disappeared.

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No one is permitted to call ME that...
That has never been the issue. People who are so personally repulsed by the N-Word want to control what other people say even when it's not directed towards them. That's the issue. Or, more precisely, those people want to be the grand interpreters of what the N-Word means to everyone else. And all that based on how they feel about it.

But, perhaps, you can tell me when and where those who say the "N-Word" (within the Black Community) have insisted on calling people who feel like you by that name. And, no, the music industry doesn't count. I think we can find a broad consensus against it when it comes to that.
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