Words: Taking the Power Back
I recently came up with a new word “Niggnerant” and have been using it a lot lately! I would get such a reaction to the actual word (from all races) that I found myself having to explain what I meant by it, who could use it, and who all it applied to! I decided to come up with a definition of the word and submit to the Urban Dictionary online AKA The Black Webster, and to my surprise VOILA they actually accepted it! If you like it, take the time to give it a “Thumbs Up” while you’re on the site!
I have always been amazed by the power of words, their usages, and how they get changed over time! I was taught as a child the old phrase of “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words they can not hurt me”. The Left is famous for changing the meaning of words to suit their agenda and History as well, so I thought to myself “Hmmm, why can’t we do the same thing”? Let’s take words back by going into their world and change the definition! Why not, they’ve been doing it for centuries!
I chose the word Niggnerant because it is derived from the word Nigger. The word Nigger seems to have the most power behind it when it comes to People, Race, and the Black Community. Everyone is so Politically Correct these days, and the words you use and the power behind them has grown to a crazy level of madness. People have been trained that it is a “dirty” word and that to use it means you must be a racist. It has also been said that the term can only be used by Black people, no Whites allowed. Often Blacks get offended by the term, and it scare the bejesus out of most White folks!
Some Blacks (and other races that have grown up around Blacks) have used it in a different form (Nigga) as a term of endearment. This is beyond me! I will never understand calling each other Ignorant or Inferior. Comedians such as Richard Pryor, Katt Williams, Dave Chappelle have often used the word as a source for their comedy routines which seem to be widely accepted by all races.
The word “Nigger” is defined by Dictionary.com as:
Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
a.a black person.
b.a member of any dark-skinned people.
3.a victim of prejudice similar to that suffered by blacks; a person who is economically, politically, or socially disenfranchised.
1640–50; < French nègre < Spanish negro black
No one seems to be able to pin point the actual origins of the word, but they do try to go as far back as they can. Wikipedia, Word Origins, The Washington Post, The African-American Registry, and Race and History all give some information, and the information will vary depending on what viewpoint you are looking from. FOX News Contributor Jehmu Greene asks the question “Where do we go from here? Do we forgive whites for using it or punish everyone who does, including African-Americans?” in her July 11, 2013 article titled ‘It’s time to retire the N-word– for everyone‘.
Do I think we need to retire or ban the word? No, that would be silly! There is no way to stop people from using a word. We can however give the word a makeover, give it new meaning, and change the definition and how it is used. In today’s society, anyone can be a Nigger and act Niggnerant. We see evidence of such shidiggidy everyday in the news, in pictures, on the radio, Social Media and Television, and in everyday life.
The “N-word” is not going to go away folks! The way we think of and utilize the word can be changed though!
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Posted on November 25, 2013, in Race and tagged Black, Black Female Conservative, Black people, Dave Chappelle, Katt Williams, Neologism, Nigga, Nigger, racism, Racist words, Richard Pryor, United States, Urban Dictionary. Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.