Friday, August 20, 2010

This train we are boarding

Listening to commentary on the use of the "N" word this morning, it dawned on me that it is now being used a lot in hiplife music.

I wish they wouldn't.

Conscious people (especially in the US) know how harmful it is to freely use that word and some have been doing their best to teach more people to exclude it from their vocabs.

I wish we wouldn't blindly get on this train.
Some see where its headed and are getting off.
Lets not get on it.


  1. I agree. It's amazing how everything seems to lead back to 'education'!

  2. The funny part about the use of the N word is when black people point out that there is a difference between "Nigger" and "Nigga". It is often explained to us that 'Nigger' is the bad racist word used to refer to black person...a word so beloved by racist rednecks,the Ku-Klux-Klan and neo-nazis. However, somehow 'Nigga' can refer to black men but has positive connotations. as long as a black person says it. If a white person says Nigga then there is an automatic butt-kicking in the offing.

    To me there is no difference between Nigga and Nigger. Anyone who wants to refer to themselves as a Nigga can continue to foolishly and ignorantly belittle as well as denigrate themselves. Ha! "Denigrate"...that's an interesting word.

  3. @ Abena ROFLMAO @ denigrate.

    I agree that the N word should not be used. I also think that red neck should be struck from the records also. All derogatory words do is hurt and incense people into acting stupid. I'm just saying.

  4. @ Abena Serwaa; An interesting word indeed - denigrate.
    I'll recommend it to the next person I hear using the N word.

  5. I can't stand the word! Bad enough to hear it all the time in rap but in hiplife as well? I'm sad to see how much of the negative aspects of inner city Black American youth are infiltrating Ghanaian youth.

  6. You see where this is headed too, Morena523. It's one of those things we can nip now though.