I guess i just feel like venting. I know when I was a kid in the 90's, the generation before us was probably befuddled and bewildered with our fashions and music, and probably our attitudes too. But for the life of me, I can't understand the the downward spiral that this generation depicts. These damn kids don't seem to gravitate towards anything positive or sensible. Damn, I mean we had NWA and a lot of so-called "negative" role models, but in actuality the entertainment icons of that time still presented the idea of being better black person and empowered. I go to a small college in Charlotte, NC and I am sad to say that if this is our future we can put our heads between our legs and kiss our black asses good-bye. These are smart kids with bright futures that think Nigga is word to be respected when they use it in mixed company and get mad when another race says only what they just heard. I am trying give them the benefit of the doubt but I can't it's bull-s--t. How can you get mad at a white kid that hears you call each other niggers all day then get mad because you heard through hearsay that the kid said the word nigga to his friends. You can't make a word that is part of the English language off limits to others unless you make it off limits to yourself. And understand I have no problem with the word depending on the context. But the people using the word don't even have the history of the word in tow. Now the definition, am told means "ignorant person" or a expression of love between blacks. Bull, the word nigga is short for negro and I need all my brothers and sisters to deny our kids from misusing the term. I know we say things with no malice intended, "Whats up nigga? Nigga please! etc", but is this what our people were tortured, maimed, and killed for? For the right to be a NIGGA? And this is the last caveat of my whole blog, these same kids that use the term loosely have the worst grades and none are even trying to making any academic advances. Damn they are niggas!!!
And when they don't have their work done you know who they ask for help??? The white kids. Somebody tell me.... WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON?