AZ - 6 Arizona Students Used School Spirit T-Shirts to Spell Out the "N" Word

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  1. los2188

    los2188 North Carolina Tar Heels..your NCCA Champs!!

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    https://twitter.com/abc15/status/690620751506972672/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc^tfw

    http://news.yahoo.com/6-arizona-students-used-school-184400346.html
     
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  3. EllieBee

    EllieBee Former Member

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    Sad thing is that this type of thinking doesn't happen in a vacuum. What do you want to bet their parents blame the school and (parents who reported this)for being too "PC"?
     
  4. JeannaT

    JeannaT Former Member

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    "Several police units arrived"? Have we lost our minds?

    Those girls have no idea what that word really means, and the implications. I'm 56 years old, I know very well what that word invokes for people my age. It's a horrible word, and from the time I was 8 until now no one I know uses that word, who is my age. Young people do, as an affectionate term which is bizarre to me.

    Is it a positive thing to let this next generation know the horrors of that slur? I'm not sure. They seem to be using it with each other as a joke. What I am sure of, is that several police cars don't need to arrive at a school when kids are trying to be edgy and clever.
     
  5. Montjoy

    Montjoy Inactive

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    I don't buy that for a second. Do you have a source? (Not that I'd believe the girls anyhow. I think it's more likely that they didn't care one bit about the implications, or who it offended. They are HIGH SCHOOL students.
     
  6. Zuri

    Zuri New Member

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    Perhaps these students need more history lessons this coming month. OMG. Yes they hear it in hip hop and rap, but that doesn't make it any less acceptable. Respect.
     
  7. pappa rob

    pappa rob New Member

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    bwt42 New Member

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    A source for an opinion?
     
  9. JeannaT

    JeannaT Former Member

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    This is a problem when we see this through our knowing eyes. Apparently the story is, one of the girls has a Black boyfriend, who set this up as a funny edgy post on social media. It's a bit like recoiling in horror when a 5 year old shoots the finger at you. The kid has no real idea, except it gets a rise out of people.

    That a young black man thought that was funny, is very telling. He has no idea, and for that we should all be eternally grateful. The young of this generation aren't experiencing what we have experienced. And that's a good thing.
     
  10. kaen

    kaen Trying to be a good human.

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    We have bigger issues than just getting them more education. IMHO.
     
  11. LolaMoon08

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    These young girls should have known better. The young man who took the picture should have known better. In fact, they did know better. Not one person can convince me that these young people don't know the meaning of that word and the implications of using that word.

    And before we bring "rap" music into this. There are a lot of black people who are against it being used as a term of endearment. The youth trying to desensitize the word is not working and it never will. It just gives racists an excuse to use it more openly and blame it on rap music.

    I do believe the 5 day suspension is enough since this took place on school grounds. How their futures are effected by this is their own fault. They are old enough to know better. Shame on the boyfriend for even thinking this was okay. His parents need to sit him down and have a very long talk with him about that word. He's going to be in for a rude awakening once he gets out in the real world and someone calls him that word and actually means it.
     
  12. cluciano63

    cluciano63 Active Member

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    Oh please, any teenager knows how loaded the word is. Maybe they think it is "cool" to use it anyway but they know. This "prank" or whatever the hell it was is just ugly. These girls are jerks. I hope it affecs their futures. Jmo
     
  13. Montjoy

    Montjoy Inactive

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    It was not stated as an opinion -- there was no 'it seems to me,' 'I believe,' 'I think,' etc. It was stated as a fact, so it's fair to ask for a source.

    But even if it was an opinion...in my opinion, it was a totally (and likely willfully) naive opinion that was offered to excuse the girls of being racist, and exposing that racism still thrives in the USA, something that many people wish to deny.
     
  14. ontheclock

    ontheclock New Member

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    Yeah, and they even used asterisks. Weird.
     
  15. cluciano63

    cluciano63 Active Member

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    Right, showing they knew exactly the impact of the word. Jmo
     
  16. JeannaT

    JeannaT Former Member

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    They only had asterisks. They didn't have g's.
     
  17. kimlynn

    kimlynn Well-Known Member

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    I'm not so sure he has "no idea" unless he lives in a rarified environment or a bubble. My guess is that he knows and has had experience with racism even if it was delivered in a joking way by friends.
    I'm curious why most media sites have blurred the faces of the girls but left the word visible.
    IMO
     
  18. rob

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    It's in bad taste, but to high school students, black and white, that are friends with each other, it was probably funny to them.
    They may have used the shirts to spell out other words that were also distasteful.
    Teenagers make bad choices. Remember the frat house that had the banner up to drop off your daughters (and mothers) here. Many thought that was horrible.
    I don't particularly agree with either, yet at the same time, is it really that big a deal?
    As I have been a teen and the parent of a teen, I can say as fact, they make bad choices.
    All MOO, and I realize that to some, this is a hugely big deal.
     
  19. Blondie in Spokane

    Blondie in Spokane Active Member

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    (This guy is a real piece of work.)

    'I'm really f***ing sorry': NAACP leader, 77, issues foul-mouthed apology after telling a reporter she had 'nice t*ts

    Don Harris had been asked to resign after he told 12 News reporter Monique Griego she had 'nice t*ts

    He told the Phoenix News Times he was 'really f***ing sorry'

    He added: 'I'm going to slash my wrists. Better yet, I'm going to throw myself out of a f***ing window, except I'm on the first floor'

    Harris made the comment about Griego after she interviewed him about a racist incident at a Phoenix high school

    Students at Desert Vista High School had worn T-shirts spelling out the word 'N****r'

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...apology-rant-telling-reporter-nice-t-ts.html#
     
  20. rob

    rob New Member

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    OK, after previous post, looks like old men do stupid things too.
     
  21. pappa rob

    pappa rob New Member

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    Some times we all do stupid things, but some thing are a little more than others..
     

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