Originally Posted by Miyas_mom
As for the word, "n****r", it could be that I am African American, but I think that in America, it is one of the worst slurs EVER. It is worse than calling a white person a "honky". I arrive at that because, for hundreds of years, black people had been brutally beaten, raped and lynched under the name "n****r".
That word had negative connotations LONG before Jim Crow, it's just that America generally didn't care what it meant to us because America generally did think black people were sub-humans--animals who were literally treated worse than their dogs.
Words used in hate towards any other person is just as bad as topic word. Period.
As far as this 200 year old crutch that is being carried by people with black skin. All i can say is that there is not 1 person alive that contributed to it and there is not 1 person alive that suffered through it.
If pride in “African” ancestry is so proud, please save the peoples in Africa that are STILL slaves to their own people, their warlords and their poverty.
Not 1 “African-American” in the USA can attest to anything worse that what is CURRENTLY taking place in Africa.
If we as people would stop and cry racist for every atrocity that man has invoked against each other then there is no tomorrow because millions more people in the history of the world have suffered far worse than any slave that was in the US prior to 1839.
It was accepted and understood for 1000s of years as man developed and became more civilized that vanquished people became slaves with no worth or value.
Romans, greeks, Hittites, Mongolians plus hundreds more civilizations enslaved and violently treated any people that took as slaves.
Jews suffered far worse than American slaves, So have christians, and muslems just for beliefs in addition to the ancestry or skin color. far longer than the short history of slavery in the US.
Lest us forget the treatment toward the native peoples of the US and Canada.
There is no color of people whos ancestry not affected by slavery in some sort.
Hopefully we as people learned that Slavery is not acceptible nor tolerated. But we still seem fixated on it when is not prevalant in the current US society.