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Subj: Re: White guys singing rap songs
Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 at 08:07:24 pm EST (Viewed 914 times)
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Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 at 10:10:01 pm EST (Viewed 1108 times)
Quote:So if a white guy is singing a rap song, word for word [you know what i'm getting at] would you have a problem with it. Would it somehow be worse than a black guy singing it.
No. The word "nigger/nigga" is no longer really used as a racial slur against blacks in pop culture today. In the same way, the words "gay" or "fag" are no longer really used as slurs against homosexuals. These words have taken on new meanings in today's culture.
As always, the culture is decided on by the youth, and the youth have embraced these new meanings. Coincidentally, South Park just did an episode on this subject last week (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_F_Word_%28South_Park%29).
I'm trying to think of the last mainstream song that used the word "nigga" in it. Gold Digger by Kayne West? Then again, rap is pretty much dead.