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Thread #64299   Message #1055081
Posted By: Bobert
16-Nov-03 - 08:12 PM
Thread Name: BS: Modest Proposal to end the civil war
Subject: RE: BS: Modest Proposal to end the civil war
Well, language is funny and interprtations sometimes beyond explanation...

Back in the early 70's I was a jailhouse G.E.D. teacher in the Richmond City jail. I had a couple of white students but like evryone else was black... Well, one of my proudest days was one day when one of me black students called me "nigga" and from then on... things was cool... I was accepted...

I mean, like if one of my students was goofin' I could say "Hey, nigga, yo wanta be here the rest of yer life? Now get yer ass to workin'" and they'd throw it back at me...

Now, ain't that spoofy? I mean, here is a skinny white boy teachin' 20 or so black guys deep within a jail houes in the south and using the word "nigga" without a guard within shoutin' range...

Go figure, but it does say soemthin' about words, and tone, and intention...

Bobert