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#013: The N Word

I think this is a topic which everyone has an opinion about so I’m not going to say much about it. Born and raised in South London, multi-culturalism is what I know. A lot of people say that we should be focusing on larger issues but for anyone who is for a society that works, there are definite problems with words that can be used as racial abuse. Please check out my man Dex Digital’s in-depth look at recent events, like the Imus incident in the USA, to discuss this and other related issues with musicians including Lil Sci and Davey D. It’s deep. Peace. - YoYoPo

mixtapeshow.net - #71: Imus, Stop Snitching, and Rap

If you want some further ‘reading’ (a.k.a. watching and listening) then definitely try to check out the 2006 documentary ‘Hip Hop: Beyond Beats And Rhymes‘ by Byron Hurt.

3 Responses to “#013: The N Word”

  1. Aush Says:

    Was lead to this site from a link on mixtapeshow.net…since I’m a preaching mood after listening to ep 71 there on mixtapeshow, I’ll speak on this topic too.

    This is directly to my black brethren, forgive me…

    Stop using the word people, for real. I’ve seen racist (notice I didn’t just say “white”) people laughing at ignorant young black men who call each other by that word…

    I’m going to get religious on you for one minute, our words have power, whether you believe the Bible or not peep some of the verses in Proverbs 18…”A fool finds no pleasure in understanding, but delights in airing his own opinions” -Proverbs 18:2

    “The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.” -Proverbs 18:4

    “A fool’s lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating.” -Proverbs 18:6

    “A fool’s mouth is his undoing, and his lips are a snare to his soul.” -Proverbs 18:7

    and most importantly…

    “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” -Proverbs 18:21

    Sorry had to put that in there, but people need to wake up and understand that words carry power, which is why media, music (with lyrics), speeches, teachers, and preachers all are some of the most powerful things on earth, think of all the great leaders who have shaped nations, and countries and more than likely their power was wielded through their words…

    Black people, I beg you to stop using the “n” word…it’s destructive, whether you believe it is or not…my other race brothers and sisters, I beg the same of you, racial slurs do nothing for the one using them or the one hearing them…Wake up!

  2. Aush Says:

    Oh and heed Proverbs 18:6, you may catch a beating using that word…and that goes for all people, yeah even you black man.

    And I’m still ending this by saying….

    PEACE

  3. Dani Atkins Says:

    My name is Dani Atkins and I am one of 4 surviving children of Ronald Edward Atkins and Clancyna Marie Atkins. On January 26, 2008 my father was killed in a tragic car accident that took place only 2 minutes away from my home. My parents had been married for 30 years at the time of the accident without separation. As I have been assisting my mother with putting together various lawsuits and claims against several different persons, insurance companies, and even the Los Angeles Police Department regarding several acts of negligence and dishonor surrounding my fathers death, I have come across a disturbing piece of information that I, being a 24 year old African American person am appauled. My father having been born on April 9, 1955, has a birth certificate that identifies his color and race as being “NEGRO.” My grandmother, Eloise Marie Harrison having been born on April 4, 1933 has a birth certificate that identifies her color and race as being “NEGRO”. My mother, who is still alive, Clancyna Marie Atkins born on September 4, 1956 has a birth certificate that identifies her color and race as being “NEGRO” as well. And I am quite sure there are thousands if not milliions of other African American people dead or alive who have been identified on paper at birth as being “NEGRO” I am absolutely disgusted that the United States of America even in 2009 have not made an attempt to make right this defamation of character in administering all new birth certificates to those who have died as well as those still living to identify these HUMAN PEOPLE with dignity and respect. I am passionately committed to make my fathers name wholly reflect the honorable father, husband, and man that he was and the fact that his life was not even given an opportunity to start before he was branded on United States of America paper as being a “NEGRO” is a disgrace and a shame on America.

    PLEASE SUPPORT THIS MESSAGE TO THE WHITE HOUSE BY SIGNING MY ONLINE PETITION at: http://www.gopetition.com/online/29117.html

    If you have any questions e- mail me at: kingdom.servant.dani@gmail.com

    Thank You,
    Dani

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