Should colleges punish students who sing songs?
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Well, to solve this perplexing dilemma I feel we must engage the universally accepted mathematical formula of ''the counting-out rhyme'' to make a decision.
Eeny meeny miny moe,
Catch a nigger by the toe,
If he squeals let him go,
Eeny meeny miny moe.
So, by using this scientific method of calculation to solve this potentially inflammatory issue the conclusion is no.
The world has gone nigger mad, and that is as mad as it gets.
Schools and School Divisions and Leagues all have charters and rules for conduct. Some are more strictly enforced than others. And those rules are better know by the program heads than by the students participating... So... That means if the students just spontaneously broke into that song and didn't realize it violated a code of conduct then I would agree the college should not be punishing them any more than just pointing out their concern it was insensitive. And that also means if the program director knew all about it, and helped them prepare it, despite knowing what the conduct rules were, then it's fair game to punish the program as a whole and the particiapting students as participants in it.
Basiclally I'm not trying to be hard nosed on this at all, but if there is a clear intent by all involved to violate a code of conduct then it's valid to punish.
So black people in the U S call each other Nigga but it means something else totally , like what exactly ?
Also why do a lot of blacks in the U S feel totally embarrassed and offended at rappers who’s use this term no doubt you could explain it to them seeing as you’re white and therefore know ?
When a white person uses it, it means ONE thing.. When a black person uses it, it means something else.
The problem is that this is not necessarily the case. It is not even necessarily the case that all racist white people always mean the same thing when saying the word. There is more to the context than the speaker's race or ethnicity.
Most words have multiple definitions, both connotative and denotative. Words that are sometimes used as racial slurs are no different. The IDEA being expressed in the statement is part of the context that indicates which definition is appropriate to the word.
It is lamentable that we are at a point where if anyone wants to discuss what different people mean by the word (e.g., Chris Rock, a social scientist, or a linguist) if the speaker says the actual word instead of saying "N-word," some people jump to the unfounded (and unfair and slanderous, and destructive) conclusion that the speaker must be racist.
There is also the problem of pointed misinterpretation of the speaker's intent when some of these words are used in irony, satire, and imitation/ characterization in order to make a point.
It amazes me that merely saying certain words has come to be considered racist, offensive, etc., regardless of the context and message being expressed with the word.
That is analogous to people being incapable of distinguishing between eggs and an omelette, and therefore assuming that eggs can only make omelettes, not cakes, soufflés, quiches, fritadas, etc..
I remember a time when the IDEA expressed had to be unkind, discriminatory, or slanderous in order for anybody to care.
Now, just saying certain words is grounds for accusations of racism, even when discussing the word and its usage, denotations, and connotations.
What is most distressing is that this absurdity seems to be most common in Universities. This indicates that supposedly educated administrators and faculty are unable to distinguish between a word and an idea that may or may not be expressed by that word when it is combined with other words. If they hear a racial slur, they assume the speaker is only using that word to slur someone.
When did the inability to think clearly about simple things stop being a job requirement for working at a university?
It appears the perceived status quo is something along the lines of "bigoted is the worst thing you can be" and "standing up for oppressed groups is the best thing you can do". As such, it makes sense that people/organizations would want to act like this, as they believe it will make people view them favorably. Social ostracism is, evolutionarily speaking, the same as death and thus people seek social acceptance with the same zeal as any of their other life-preserving drives.