Richard Sherman to NFL: "No N-word? That's Racist!"

Discussion in 'Sports' started by kidbourbon, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. kidbourbon

    kidbourbon Well-Known Member

  2. kidbourbon

    kidbourbon Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it's just one word, [penis]. Nobody ever made a big deal out of that one word before. No different than shit or goddamn.

    But, hey, Richard Sherman went to Stanford. He's really smart. Just ask him.
  3. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Put Custom Title Here

    Either the word is universally bad or it isn't. I tire of the duplicity of it.
  4. hohenfelsvol

    hohenfelsvol Beer run

    Shut up you bunch of thug crackers
  5. warhammer

    warhammer Chieftain

    Eh, I can see the ban as racist. My views don't necessarily align with Sherman's, but I see his point.
  6. woodshed

    woodshed Active Member

  7. kidbourbon

    kidbourbon Well-Known Member

    Exactly. I've put this word up on a pedestal since like age 19. I never say it. But I'm actually starting to get annoyed -- not because I want to say it or some point it's just not in your vocabulary, so that's not an issue -- because the double-standard is borderline smug. Mike Wilbon, for example, (who I neither like nor dislike) goes off on these rants every time the subject comes up about how he can the say the word as much as he damn well pleases and he gets to frame the issue. White people don't get to frame the issue. Well, here's the deal, Mike. There wouldn't be an issue if you'd stop saying it. White people stopped saying that word in public 30 years ago. Nobody would be saying that word if black people weren't saying the word. So if you don't want people to say the word, then for the love of all things sacred -- and also please pretty please with sugar on top -- just stop saying the goddamn word.
  8. kidbourbon

    kidbourbon Well-Known Member

    I can see that his point is stupid.

    Now, to be clear, had he merely said it was a stupid rule, I don't start this thread. But saying' it's just another cuss word? Kinda like focking? Can I say nogger then? How about nagger?
  9. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Great Man

    I ride with kidb on this one
  10. kidbourbon

    kidbourbon Well-Known Member

  11. lumberjack4

    lumberjack4 Chieftain

    I thought thug was the new n word, just use that Sherman.
  12. warhammer

    warhammer Chieftain

    I'm not sure what you took away from his comments. I took it to mean that he was concerned about black players being overly penalized for use of the word.

    I see his point, but in response all I would have to say is it sucks to be you.
  13. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    Seems like it would be pretty damn racist only penalize white people who said it
  14. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Put Custom Title Here

    Damn skippy.
  15. snoball5278

    snoball5278 Contributor

    you guy's just don't understand.
  16. hohenfelsvol

    hohenfelsvol Beer run

    This is why you will never hear Enimem use the word in his songs unlike 99% of the other rappers
  17. kidbourbon

    kidbourbon Well-Known Member

    As I said before, if he had stated that as his concern, I wouldn't have thought twice about it.

    But I don't know what can be taken away from the below other than that it's a really dumb thing to say:

  18. kidbourbon

    kidbourbon Well-Known Member

    I'm on board with Jason Whitlock. The N word is keeping the black man down no matter who's saying it.
  19. bigpapavol

    bigpapavol Chieftain

    Whitlock ain't afraid to pull out the "slighted" card. He's a well spoken, well written guy, but his freaking crusades are painful to me.
  20. Indy

    Indy Does not get lucky

    Come on Kid, there' said difference between n***a and n***er! The first is a term of endearment amongst people in the black community. The second is hateful and ignorant.

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