Originally posted by sdaddy101269:
Its amazing to me that so many of you are making excuses for this behavior. Maybe is because MANY of you have used the same word and to condemn him and his action would be condemning yourselves.
LOL. Maybe some of us just arent so sensitive and dont get riled up over a word some drunken idiot said, especially when it has become a quite common term used by all races, and not purely used as a reference to black people. Maybe some of us think logically and realize that simply because this guy used the term at a concert while intoxicated, more than likely in referance to a group of people that were likely not even black, does not necissarily make him a raging racist. He certainly may be, but he also may just be a young idiot that made a mistake he genuinely regrets. Its amusing to me that if this same guy was driving his car down the street bumping music where the term is used every other word, it would be no big deal, but the second he says the term himself he is a racist.
As i mentioned before, culture is often awkward, especially with youth, and its easy to overreact to something that may have a historical reference as a racial slur, but no longer carries that historical reference with modern culture of young people. When you are looking at the term strictly with historical context, but ignore the modern cultural context of the term, it can be offensive, but that does not mean that the term was in fact used in an offensive way when it comes to the cultural context.
Another thing that is amusing to me is when celebrities within the hip hop and rap community act offended when someone outside of the black community use the term, all the while they got rich off of all races listening to and buying their music and blasting said music in their parents basement.
Its simply an awkward term. I personally think it is one of the most ridiculous cultural phenomenons of the young generation in this country, but its their generation and their rules.