N Word For Agreement
Now that there is an etcetera in an agreement, there is always an opening to quarrels. On February 28, 2007, the New York City Council symbolically banned the use of the term Negro; however, there is no penalty for use. This formal resolution also calls for any song whose lyrics contain speech to be excluded from the Grammy awards; But Ron Roecker, vice president of communications for the Recording Academy, said he doubted it would have an impact on actual appointments.   The mention of Meges led them all to an agreement, for they unanimously hated him. My students – black, white, Latin, Vietnamese and Cambodian – were all sighing and rolling their eyes by mutual agreement when I asked them to write on the word n. This was not the first time that a middle-aged white and white English teacher in reasonable shoes tried to get dirty on a sensitive subject. In its use of English origin, the negro (then written niger) was a word for a dark-skinned individual. The first known publication of the term dates from 1574, in a work that alludes to the “Niger of Aethiop, with jokes”.  After the Oxford English Dictionary, the first derogatory use of the term Negro was recorded two centuries later, in 1775.  Black people saved the word from the frozen rubble of a virulent racist country, recaptured it and rearranged defamation into a celebration of black camaraderie – advocates of contemporary use of repeat it. But when this story comes into conflict with reality, it breaks like a mistake in history – the current use of the word is less due to white people who call blacks than black people who thought they were and said so. Blacks have launched the infamous word almost as long as whites have done.
It now exists in the black language because it existed at the time in the black language. The uncomfortable truth must arise: without the internalized oppression of those who called white men and women their masters, the would probably not be part of the lexicon of the black people. We blacks do not ask for bigoted whites, but for our ancestors who, unfortunately, saw their black as insignia of inferiority.