Power Line has a blog decrying the PC movement to ban certain books in schools because they use the N-word (nigger). You can read the entry at the link. I applaud the sentiment expressed but reject the means they used to make their point.
I accept the fact that nigger is an offensive term. It is not a word usually found in my vocabulary. I have used it sparingly, in the past. I will use again. Sometimes it may occur as an original thought. More often it will be used when quoting somebody else.
I find N-word every bit as offensive as nigger. “I didn’t say nigger, I said the N-word, that makes it okay.” No, that just shows that the utterer is simple minded and believes the audience is even dumber. No matter how you say it, 2+2=4, 1+3=4, 1+1+1+1=4, the result is the same. N-word means nigger and nigger equates to the N-word. Call a spade a spade, no bailouts.
I guess it is just me, I thought an offensive term was offensive for all people all the time. Listen to any number of Rap songs. If the rapper couldn’t say nigger or nigga, the song would be an instrumental. If it is good enough for Snoop Dog, it is good enough for me.
I am not going to play the silly self righteous PC game. If you get right down to it, using the N-word as a substitute for nigger is more racist and insulting than the term. You can’t put lipstick on a pig. What purpose is served by trying to pretty up what is inherently ugly? It is like spelling C-A-R out in front of the dog so he doesn’t get all excited.
If my stance offends the reader, I have only one response. “Go Fuck yourself.” Now you truly have a reason to be offended.