2009-10-11

Linguistic Privilege Eradicated-He Says He Isn't Racist



Thanks Macon D for keeping me informed on this.

Is this is what as meant as true equality? This man proudly proclaims he uses the n-word and put it on a sign to show his disdain of the Healthcare Plan. He is protected under free speech, and per the county he lives in, nothing can be done about this sign because of the 1st Amendment. He says he is doing this in dissent of the President's plan, not the President. He does not agree with healthcare reform. I guess this was the best way to vocalize this. He claims he isn't racist, he just uses the N-word. He is also a card carrying member of the NAACP. He also has a mannequin dressed in a Klan Robe inside of his restaurant. If you chose, you can go to their website, where the restaurant is labeled as a "The Original Klan, Klam, & Oyster Bar." Also interesting is the front of their menu indicates "We Cater To Hangins." I've recently had discussions on the n-word here and here. Primarily in response to someone who feels that equality cannot be reached because whites don't have the linguistic privilege that blacks have to use the n-word. Oh and Affirmative Action is a double standard for whites even though white women and other minorities aside from blacks benefit from it. I should also note the owner of this establishment often hosts Klan rallies. Even though this sign might be considered appalling, this isn't his first sign to stir up controversy. Here are some examples of others, some complete with matching Negroes participating in such buffoonery:








Now that whites openly feel comfortable using the n-word without feeling using the n-word is racist, has equality been reached?

21 comments:

lormarie said...

I'm viewing this on my blackberry so I can't see the pics that closely. But does one contain two black guys posing with white guys next to the nigger/MJ sign?

Beautifully.Conjured.Up said...

Maybe this is the type of equality that some people wish to see...

...I'm not one of them.

SuperJV said...

let's be clear. the N word can not be divorced from race. surely no rational human being would argue this. it is at it's very nature something that was used (is) as a term of ultimate degradation. this is the vilest and most hateful racial slur of them all. by the very nature of the word i as white person can never let it leave my lips. i am not bigger than the word or it's history, it is bigger than me. i have to say these signs make me sick. as did the blackface skit on that australian show. good for harry conic jr. to stand up for what it was. i could not watch that video. white people in blackface makes my skin crawl. i see things like this and think i'm in some alternative universe. because this is so clearly crazy and wrong, there are no debates here, no grey areas. n****r is racist, as the sky is blue, as the sun is hot. and any rational reasonable human being with the tiny bit of awareness knows it.

Anonymous said...

"Now that whites openly feel comfortable using the n-word without feeling using the n-word is racist, has equality been reached?"

The whites that drop the n-bomb were using it before Obama became president. The whites that didn't use before, still don't.

Anonymous said...

True racist non-blacks don't want the N-word to become acceptable. That would take the power away from it. The reason some non-blacks like to use it the first place is because of the emotions in renders in some folks. The more the public tries to "bury" the word, the sexier the word becomes to racists.

There are plenty of racist terms for latinos, whites, asians, etc. However, they simply don't create the same emotional effect because people don't care.

underOvr (aka The U) said...

Hi Siditty,

"...has equality been reached?" In the mind of the racist this question has two answers:
1. There can never be racial equality.
2. Using a word to define a race of people is rooted in hatred not equality.

U

graphixie said...

If there is one law of the land that dumb people know and live by, it's the first amendment.

I'm embarrassed for southern people who don't feel this way, and I don't even live in the south.

Anonymous said...

It seems Obama isn't a big fan of free speech either. Together with Egypt he has created a UN-resolution where opposition to religion (read islam) is condemned as a human rights crime. I support a broad definition of free speech, because the alternative will lead to totalitarian rule.

United said...
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Casper said...

I am only gonna say that by limiting free speech you limit your own. I don't agree with the signs because it takes away whatever credibility you might have otherwise.

There are plenty of other ways to debate health care reform than lowering yourself to racial slurs, to me it seems like a grab for attention. I am sure it brings in quite a bit of like minded folks into his bar.

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Siditty said...

Howard from the EEOC:

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects individuals against employment discrimination on the basis of sex as well as race, color, national origin, and religion. Title VII applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including state and local governments. It also applies to employment agencies and to labor organizations, as well as to the federal government.

The Equal Pay Act of 1963 requires that men and women be given equal pay for equal work in the same establishment. The jobs need not be identical, but they must be substantially equal. Title VII also prohibits compensation discrimination on the basis of sex. Unlike the Equal Pay Act, however, Title VII does not require that the claimant's job be substantially equal to that of a higher paid person of the opposite sex or require the claimant to work in the same establishment.

So again tell me how women are not protected under Title VII and what is the Equal Pay Act of 1963 for?

I have debunked this lie many times, but no one like the racists who copy/paste idiotic nonsense with no stats to back it up understand this. Why? Are they not capable of reading laws?

Siditty said...

Question what do SAT scores have to do with a man using the N-word on a sign in front if his restaurant. Oh nothing. These comments will not be posted, they are irrelevant and useless. Used to cause a stir.

Siditty said...

United your argument was actually nice and thought out. It just wasn't relevant. I will say that I noticed it was copied and pasted from Blackvoices. But still not relevant.

Ronia said...

I wish the bar owner had been asked his definition of "racist". Because I'd really like to know how he defines it. Does one have to be physically in the act of burning a cross and lynching a Black family before one is "truly" a racist?

Aside from that, I would like to see Blacks stop responding to this type of purposely inflammatory behaviour. I believe it was that venerable racialist Jared Taylor who said something along the lines of: "Using the word 'nigger' is like tossing a banana into a monkey cage."

(It might not have been Jared Taylor who said that, but I can't remember where I read it. Possibly it was one of Taylor's cohorts.)

Siditty said...

Yes lomarie, that is two black man grinning like damn idiots in the pic.

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let's be clear. the N word can not be divorced from race. surely no rational human being would argue this.

You are correct, but unfortunately, people do argue this.

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True racist non-blacks don't want the N-word to become acceptable. That would take the power away from it. The reason some non-blacks like to use it the first place is because of the emotions in renders in some folks. The more the public tries to "bury" the word, the sexier the word becomes to racists.

There are plenty of racist terms for latinos, whites, asians, etc. However, they simply don't create the same emotional effect because people don't care.


So you think if we take the "stigma" away from it, it will have no meaning. What is this guy doing with it?

In terms of asians, latinos, and other groups not being offended. I call bullshit, because they have been offended at racist nonsense and because none of those groups have the same history or stigma blacks do in America. Asians and hispanics were never slaves and they never experienced, legalized, systematic racism that segregation gave blacks.

Here some asians and latinos getting upset.

Not to mention both groups have their own issues with black people as well.

OneBrownSnowPea said...

How is that equality? That equality argument is a bunch of BS. It is racist. You cannot disassociate that word from race; it has a four hundred year history in America. No one white or black should be using it PERIOD.

Anonymous said...

Well, my rule of thumb has been that anytime you want to call someone outside of their name, it's pretty disrespectful.

Anonymous said...

What is wrong with white people? I do'nt understand. Why do they continue to want to do this? Why? And really, not just white people but non-blacks. I car pooled with a hispanic guy, who's company I thoroughly enjoyed. As we drove to work, we had these wonderful conversations. However, I noticed that many times, he would attempt to 'mis-read' my comments on issues of race and class differences. I deftly walked around his efforts to get a 'racial' dialogue going, because I could sense he 'wanted to say something'. He did. I can't recall the specifics of the conversation, but it was vaguely racial in manner, when he pulls this out of his you know what, "oh yeah, just like the song in 'Hair' talking about ni--ers". The reference and comment had no relevance to the discussion; he simply wanted to use the 'n' word. Of course our car pool relationship was ove, but, as I needed the ride to work, I did not call him on it. He never used it again, but, it was as if the word was bubbling up inside of him, like a bowel movement..... I just do'nt get it.

Nayo

Anonymous said...

I think alot of white people are still some of the most ignorant on the planet. So fucking whiney complaining about what's fair and their rights. They have never had their rights or person affected because they were white. EVER, yet are the most complaining, never satisfied group of people. I don't understand some of them. Especially white fucking women. Talk about whiney and bitchy.

Anonymous said...

Freedom of speech is important, and we must protect it. However, I wonder how long a restaurant owned by black people that had a theme against white people, made racial slurs against them, and made jokes about doing bodily harm to them would last in that town? I am betting not long.