Monday, June 18, 2012

Language and social contexts (specifically about the use of the N-word.)

Jay Smooth (aka IllDoctrine) did a video commentary on Gwyneth Paltrow's recent use of the N-word in a tweet. This is a follow-up and final word on the subject:

Brilliant insights, especially the ending:

The rule that says black people using that word amongst themselves is one thing and anyone else using it is a different thing is not a double standard. What that is is a standard. It's doing what a standard's supposed to do. So can we please put that argument to bed and bury it next to asking why there's no White History Month, because no. Just no.

Check out Jay's blog here.

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