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Basketball Player On The Golden State Warriors Team Said,I,Do,What The Master Says. Coach Steve Kerr ,Had Some,Of The Players Rest And Not Play In The San Antonio,Spurs Game..Andre What ever Is Last Name Is,Said,He Does What The Master Says. A Discussion On ESPN  Black People Have Slave Mentality ,Believing White Superior ,Black,Inferior Opinion .The Athletes Have Millions Of Dollars...The Average Black People, With Unity We Would Be,Superior ,The Racist White Knows This. That's Why They ,Have Schemes,Plots And Plans To Have Chaos ,Among Black,People And Communities....

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It took me 10 minutes to research this and get to the bottom of it because of all the confusion about what Iguodalla said and what his intention was.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/andre-iguodala-10000-fine-do-what-master-say-comment_us_58c8020ce4b081a56def7af6



I believe he's of Nigerian descent and probably isn't quite as sensitive to inferences of Black atheletes being slaves to White management as most other Black Americans.
I'm almost sure.....almost...that he meant it as some sort of off-the-cuff joke without thinking it all the way through.

But I also think it's a generational issue.
African or non-African......30 or 40 years ago NO Black person would have dared say some shit like THAT in public.
They would have instinctively known better.

It may sound like the cliche'ish thing for the older generation to say about the youth but it seems like most of the younger people today (under 30) lack basic common sense and the instictive social skills of past generations.

Right after Iguodala made that comment about doing what the master says, he THEN started talking about "dumn niggas" to a reporter on television.

Just no social instinct or filter....saying whatever pops up in his head.

I remember as a kid growing up we called eachother "nigga" all day and all night but NEVER said it around White people.
No one told us not to.
We didn't even organize and make a decision among ourselves to not say it around them.

We just INSTINCTIVELY knew not to say it around them and just followed the code.

It seems that sometime after 1995 or perhaps 2000 many Black youth started losing common sense and the social instincts and "skills" that so many of us were known for that defined our coolness.

I know white people who are retarded and others who are on drugs who STILL know better than to say certain things that so many Black youth are PROUD to get infront of a camera and say not caring who hears them or what consequences may come.

 

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If the basketball player said this (i missed the whole controversy), he is not lying, but being straight up. What is the problem, being truthful?  

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@Pioneer1And you talk about me worrying about white people thinking blacks are oversexed.  Why do you worry about  blacks saying nigga in front of white folks?    More and more people are gettin tired of political correctness.  Young folks  call this "keepin it real".  

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Cynique

you talk about me worrying about white people thinking blacks are oversexed. Why do you worry about blacks saying nigga in front of white folks? More and more people are gettin tired of political correctness. Young folks call this "keepin it real".

Because we instinctively knew that if we called eachother "nigga" around white people it won't be long before they start asking for permission to use the word too and demanding a reason why they shouldn't.

We didn't articulate it in those words, but again.....instinctively we knew that frequently calling eachother nigga around White people will almost invite them to want to use the word to see if they could get away with it.

A lot of our young people keep it real not out of honesty, but because they don't have enough sense and especially wisdom to know the importance of keeping certain things to themselves.

I've heard young Black men at jobs talk about selling dope or being locked up while White people would stare at eachother and smirk.

Meanwhile another young White male on one of those same jobs may have a METH LAB at his house along with all types of pornography and guns and you don't hear him uttering a word about it.
You don't realize what he's into until the police bust him and he ends up on the news.

It seem that a lot of White people....even in thier YOUTH.....have more common sense than a lot of our youth.

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The scenario about whites wanting to use the term "nigga" because blacks use it, was played out way back in the '90s when rappers freely used the word in their rhymes.  At that time it was made clear that it was not OK for whites to call black folks what they call themselves, and the rule is still in effect. White people still do what they've always done, which is to restrict the word nigga to private conversations.

And while you're going around boasting about the super sexual prowess of black studs, you are troubled by the smirks of white people listening to young black males talkin about this past offenses.

Silly-assed white Millennials don't have any more common sense than black kids. They are immersed in their white privilege, thinking they can get away with anything.

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@Pioneer1, @Cynique , is right man.  The fact that rap music is riddled with Nigga this and nigga that, should be proof enough.  You do know that the vast majority of rap is purchased by white boys, right?

Also, I hear the word "nigger" uttered every time I hit the street. If I get on public transportation is not unusual at all for young men say it in front of white people.  I even hear young white people say it.

When I taught young folks they used the word so liberally I started to think something was wrong with me asking them not to use it.  One kid used "my Ninja" instead.  Which seemed kinda silly...

The days of the unspoken rule of not using the word in front of white people is over, surely you see that?  If not go to a rap concert, and listen to all the white people sing the word lead by a Black man. Times have changed buddy.

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I don't let White people use the word "nigga" around me....unless they're occasionally making a reference to it being used in another setting like a book or song.

....never did, even when I was younger.

I was blessed to have a father who told me and showed me how to handle myself in society.

You don't let White folks say or do certain things around you....that's just a straight up code or rule.
They're constantly testing Black people to see who is stupid and who isn't.

He told me this when I was a kid and the older I got the MORE and MORE I'd see by observation alone how right he was!

Oh they'll try to sneak it in at the beginning and they look at you to see if you have any sense.
If you don't have any sense or think it's "cool" the way they use it, they'll keep on doing it and go futher and further with it until they start bringing other White folks around and calling YOU a "nigger"....pronouncing the "r" on the end.... in front of them just  to show out.


As soon as they say it in front of me I don't act deaf.....I look at them and say: WHAT?
Then I tell them straight up,
"Hey my man.
That shit ain't cool...no disrespect but you can't use that term around me.
Find some other Black man to say it around....ok"


99% of the time that end it and they respect me greatly for it.

The other 1% is when they just don't say anything else to me and try to avoid me, which is just as cool as far as I'm concerned....but even those who don't like that I checked them will not say it again in my presence.


Now as strange as it may seem I WILL let a brown skinned Latino or even an Asian use the word if they're using it as a colloquial street term.
Because I know they aren't "testing" but are actually trying to be down.
But I rarely hear them using it, even the ones who are into Hiphop.

If you think it's alright for young White people to casually use the word "nigga" then let a straight man casually use the word "bitch" or call a female that with a smile and see how quickly....and possibly violently...he's checked.

A lot of Black youth are STUPID....that's why White youth can get away with saying the word around them.
It has nothing to do with rap, culture, or anything else.....they're just taking advantage of those who are too stupid to know any better.

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I was in the Mcdonalds is white neighborhood near the college I teach.  A young Black woman, told a Hispanic male, "If I was a nigger I would fuck you up," There were a wide variety of people standing around.  No one batted an eye.  Just another day in New York City.

Pioneer, perhaps you live in a more civilized environment, but if I went around checking everyone one who said the word nigger in public, I would not have time to do anytime else. It is 7:10 a.m. and I've already heard the word used by someone walking down the street.  Besides I would probably risk a physical altercations--and for what?

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Last I heard there were 39 million black people in America.  The idea that there is a common black experience or an official approach to dealing with the word "nigger" and all its variations, is ludicrous.                

There are only 2 instances that I would consider invariably offensive to all of us and that is for a white person to call a black man "boy" or refer to a black group as "you people". 

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The entire country has a slavery mentality. Field Slaves, House Slaves , Black Oveeseer, White Overseer, Massa and Miss Ann. Runaway Slaves. Traitorous Slaves.

People may shift between categories. And perhaps some people fit in none of the categories. 

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Troy

I'm in no way suggesting that you go around town "checking" everyone who says the word.
Especially Black people saying it.
There's a time and place for everything.

Plus, as I said I personally say it myself....quite often.

I'm talking about one on one situations or more private conversations where people are interacting with me on a personal level and especially White people.

Although I must admit that I've gotten so angry and fed up with the ignorant speech and behavior of some of our OWN people to the point where I HAVE risked physical confrontation and even THREATENED it if their foolishness continued.

I really had to weigh my options logically.

One such instance was years back when had just crossed the border in Canada and was waiting in Windsor to catch the train to Toronto and this one young brother just kept cussing and saying nigga-this and nigga-that and bragging about all the dirt he did.

Ordinarily I would have tried my best to ignore it......but it's really hard to ignore IGNORE-ance because you want to confront it.....but 2 things forced me to say something:

1. We were in Canada and not only am I careful about what I say and do when I'm on foreign soil, but I'm also sensitive to how OTHER Black people behave in public because Black folks already have a reputation

2. I saw quite a few females waiting to board the same train to Toronto as us (me and other Black American men) and knowing how a lot of women are, we were concerned that if they saw this negro acting a fool he may ruin it for ALL the Black men on that train trying to get next to these women.

I had to make a snap decision so I pulled the brother to the side and checked him about his behavior.
Initially he tried to buck up about me minding my own business but halfway through the trip we were friends and I found out he wasn't NEARLY as gangsta as he portrayed himself to be but claimed that the "honeys" liked it.

It's funny how HE thought being an ignorant "nigga" was a way to attract females and I thought it would do the very opposite.




Cynique


Last I heard there were 39 million black people in America.

Yeah?

Where did you hear THAT from....and WHEN did you last hear it?

 

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@Pioneer1 I don't remember where I got that figure from but it somehow stuck in my mind.  The black population always seems to be quoted in  terms of percentage with regard to the total population.  How many blacks are there in America approximately? I will stand corrected, when you give me an accurate number.  

 

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