I'm not sure why you keep mentioning ducks I can only pressume it's a new word you have learnthttp://dictionary.reference.com/browse/canard?s=t
- scroll down a bit. You're very welcome, I've just broadened your mind.
If a word is offensive then the colour of your skin should not dictate wether if it is acceptable or not..to decide one colour can and another colour can't is racist and is unequal is that the fact you meant?
The word is offensive when used as a pejorative and racist term against black people - and - this is of key importance - actually got to be so, because white folk used it when being racially prejudice against them. When black people use the word, they are not using it as a pejorative, racist term.
How on earth you attempt to turn the tide of centuries of black people being oppressed by racism, to now white people being oppressed because they can't use the N word without fear of legal action, shows me there's no perspective, no actual consideration of the issues, just trying to eek something out of the situation.
I'll try another one for you..freedom...now if you say whites are allowed to say it but coloured people are not then that would be deemed racist..the premise is the same...restriction/allowance based in colour is racist
I hope this shows you I am in agreement..words do mean something... more than your prepared to accept
That's just this singular focus on use of a word, with no concept of the history or background.
Honestly, you just sound like you've spectacularly missed the entire point of why discrimination law is as it is. It's because of the history of how people were treated, the oppression and abuse they withstood, and to a certain degree the terms used.
Why you think it's wrong that a term that for the longest time was used as epitome of racial discrimination against black people when used by non-black people, is the same as when black people use it within their own groups, shows me you're missing the wood for the trees.
In your own words, why is the N word such a contentious issue, and trigger point, now, when used by non-black people?
edit: and before I forget, where's this oppression you keep mithering about?
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