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Debate Score:56
Arguments:49
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Should Black people be allowed to say 'Nigger'?

Do you think black people should say the word 'nigger' if a white person says it to a black person it's offensive, wheareas if a black person said it to another fellow black person it is ok and cool, representing respect?

 

Is this gross double standards? I know this is a hot topic, don't flame, don't say 'this is racist' as it is not.

Yes

Side Score: 32
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No

Side Score: 24
2 points

this is racist .

Side: Yes
1 point

Nigger was invented for other races to poke fun at black slaves. Only blacks can say it without it being mean.

Ask any black person if they get offended by another nigger calling them a nigger. they will say "NO WAY NIGGA!"

Side: Yes
1 point

I know black people who will attest to this.

Side: Yes
TheAshman(2299) Disputed
1 point

Actually it was originally used as a descriptive word in the uk from the French word Niger meaning black, you used to get Nigger Black shoe Polish and my Grandad used to use it in a totally non offensive way, I remember being on the bus and we saw a bunch of black guys working away and he said "look isn't that nice someone's given those niggers a job", for years if someone had a black dog it was called Nigger, to him and his generation it was just another word. I know in the america it was just used differently and it has been used insultingly now it is offensive. Its like the word Cunt it was originally just a word to describe women's bits but has been used insultingly for so long its now become so insulting its become the word you should never utter.

I personally don't have a problem with Blacks calling each other Nigger after all its only a word but their are still lots of people who get insulted by words so we all have to be careful what we say to each other.

Side: No
Del1176(4965) Disputed
1 point

You debated against me and ended up debating on my side facepalm

Side: Yes

From a legal stand point everyone should be allowed to say nigger, freedom of speech!

Side: Yes
Del1176(4965) Disputed
1 point

USA has laws preventing racial and religious discrimination freedom of speech just to let you know. So does UK and most civilised nations.

Side: No
1 point

And I am against them. Limited speech is not free speech, something be offensive or "discriminatory" varies from perspective and should not be a legal issue.

Side: Yes

For blacks it's mostly used as "bro" or "dude". I would say they are entitled to use it how they please. For other races I'd say it's just a word and you will never need to say it.

Side: Yes
Sitara(11082) Disputed
1 point

That is racist .

Side: No
1 point

Can you explain to me how this is rasict in any way, shape, or fashion?

Side: Yes
1 point

You are right. What the fuck was I thinking ?

Side: Yes

Both of us are right. You stated the best moral side of the argument which says that in the end we are all one human race and we cant reject or deny or permit anything based off of someones race. I just took the normal moral side that said that you have the right to say whatever you want as long as you dont intend on offending. So we basically were right. So I will say You were right also

Side: Yes

I think the word itself is fine. If some friends use that as a term of endearment (lol) then they should be able to without being called racist. Black people call white people "Crackers." What's the difference? As long as people know when to not say that word. And who to not say it around. I'm cool with it

Side: Yes

The offensive word was branded on them by Caucasians, so, they have every right to say the word as a retaliation of sorts.

Side: Yes

yes, we all should...its just a word. and as long as black people act like niggers....they will always be referred to as such.

Side: Yes
Sitara(11082) Disputed
2 points

You disgust me. We are all one human race. Both science and the Bible teach this.

Side: No
0 points

i have switched sides. I was wrong, and I admit it. i still wish that the damn word did not exist though.

Side: Yes
2 points

I don't think they should be able to say Niger because if white people(or anyone eles) can't say it, how come they can. If a white person says it than it is a HUGE deal. But if a black person says it it is nothing. It just seems unfair

Side: No
1 point

Nobody said a white person couldn't say it. It's not against the law to say the word. It's just degrading to say it to them. If they wanna say it and society doesn't care then whats the problem? I don't see why people besides black people would want to even use the word. Unless your like a teacher or something then you probrably won't ever need to say it. I just don't see why people act like it's unfair even though the word may never be used in a natural conversation.

Side: Yes
1 point

One's skin color should not dictate what rights one does or does not have.

Side: No
3 points

I agree with you a bit.

If you are black and call a black person nigga... it is still a bit rude. If no one says it it wont cant on and eventually it can go away and no one will say it. If they can say it then it is kind of unfair for whites because they cannot say it but then again its a rude word.

Side: No
1 point

being called "nigger or nigga" now a days is totally different than back in the cotton pickin days. it will never go away...just like how we refer to women as bitches. some people will always deserve such titles. but like the other fellow was saying, when blacks call each other that...its the same as "dude or bro"

Side: Yes
1 point

I find it amazing the power people give words if no one was offended by the word it would lose its power but until that time White people need to be careful if they use it insultingly they risk a kicking and if they use it when reffering to their mates they look ridiculous, if black people want to refer to each other as Nigger fine but they have to remember they may be offending their grandparents or parents for whom the word has a totally different connotation.

Side: No
1 point

if white people cant say nigger than why should black people. its obviously unfair. if black people don't want to be called nigger than they should at least set a good example. if you see the episode of the boondocks. return of the king. i think black people my find some equal circumstances to how they act or feel.

Side: No
1 point

I'm a no because if black people call uses as in white cracker then we call them niggers and that's offensive. But them calling us a cracker as an offensive word for a white person is alright. I think if they are allowed to call us crackers were allowed to call them niggers. I'm 12

Side: No
Factocracy(346) Disputed
1 point

Cracker refers to the noise a whip makes when you beat a nigger's ass with it. Nigger is a word which implies the racial inferiority of blacks. What sounds more offensive to you, calling someone a whip cracker or calling someone subhuman?

I am not calling for the word "nigger" to be censored, I am just pointing out that Nigger is rightfully more offensive as it is a word of oppression and bigotry where as cracker is a comparatively mild response.

Side: Yes