Jabari Asim is a Washington Post columnist and author on politics, popular culture and social issues.
- The N Word: who can say it, who shouldn't, and why
- book: "What Obama Means: ...for Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Future"
March 28, 2007 NailingEdit
- prefers to be called "mister" not "doctor"
- saying The N Word has become akin to saying the n word
- cannot be banned
- The Pilgrims started it in 1619. Those bastards with the buckles.
- 20 Africans arrived in the Jamestown Colony in 1619.
- 1755 damn British redcoats were using the word as invective against African American soldiers in the Continental Army.
- African-American perjorative
- not welcome in polite society
- everyone else can say it, but not during tea parties, purity balls, etc
- Michael Richards theater of cruelty?
- will always be with us as long as there is racism, Stephen doesn't hear racism, and is not familiar with the word