Just when you think you have heard it all, you find out that you haven’t…that is, until now. There is a White school teacher who feels that it is his God-given right to call his students anything he desires. Well, he tried this out to see if it would work for him and guess what? It didn’t. He was reprimanded for the use of the n-word, but rather than walking away and learning the importance of sensitivity, he took to video and explained in detail why the word “isn’t so bad” depending on how you use it. Wow.
This teacher actually attempts to give lessons on the different types of n-words that exist and how the one he used was the lesser of the two offending words. Once again, wow. You have to ask yourself if this type of reasoning is offensive because of the obvious reasons, or if you become sad from his reasoning because you see first hand that there are people in the world who think like this.
It is never going to be acceptable when someone of a different culture or history attempts to explain why they have a right to use a word that is associated with the pain or degradation of another racial group. He can explain until he turns blue in the face, he will still fail to justify using a word that is meant to degrade and hurt others. He attempts in this video to explain how other Blacks use the n-word, and then argues that if they can do it then he should be able to do it as well.
Once again, this only reveals his inability to understand the history of the word. Also, he fails to see that just because Blacks use a different version of the n-word doesn’t mean that they are right in doing so, either. Listen to his explanation here.
Do you agree with him?