We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
By Keith Boykin, in politics
Monday, February 13 2006, 5:12AM
Should white people be able to use the N word? Should black people use the N word? And if black people use the word in the presence of white people, does that give white people permission to use it? A white English teacher in Louisville, Kentucky seems to think it does. At least that's what he said at first. Now he claims that he called one of his black students a "nigger" to teach him a lesson about not using the N word.
Read the comments too. I will locate what bayard Ruskin had to say about it and maybe thrown in some thoughts by the group NWA or Niggers With Attitudes which is what is stands for...of course you might be exposed to the word 'ho and a whole bunch of trash treatment of women but that's OK , right?
I believe you used the N-word in a thread within the last two to three months..Could you please check and if so qualify it's usage.
Habu to Maggies Farm staff
OK I did the search myself...
Saturday, June 30. 2007
School Desegregation, the post-Brown Court, and "good niggers
just one of four usaged in the search
Habu to Maggies Farm staff
I can well remember going to the old Seybold Seminars and other industry print and publication confabs during the 1990's and the trend from the 1980's was clear *then*: readership of viewers was harshly declining, year on year, across the board.
The main problem was television and the inability of the printed media to adapt to more mobile and modern times outside of USA Today (one of the great exceptions to the newspaper industry at that time). From the various editors, publishers and those in control at such places as NYT, WaPo, LAT, WSJ, and so on came one great and resounding concept: we will figure it out any day now, don't you worry!
The printed media has been in denial about this for over a decade. Not just naysaying and such, but, at this point, putting fingers in their ears and saying: 'I'm not hearing this'.
Of course the killer is that newspapers live off of advertising, unless you have a billionaire willing to waste money on ideology... lose the content, circulation goes down, advertising revenue drops, the old 'belt tightens' to keep more ideologically pure folks and form an echo chamber, that then loses circulation, and so on it goes. First time I heard of this was 1994 in the Seybold Seminars, San Francisco. Guess it wasn't so easy to figure out...