Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Race Does Matter: Barbara Walters can never say the N word, But Rick Perry cant run for President
Now what I don’t want to happen with this story is that the real issue gets pushed aside and everyone takes it out on Barbara Walters. Granted she should not have used the word period, I think sometimes people want to get away with using when they think no one will have an issue. I don’t care if it’s a line in your favorite Jay-Z song, the title of a book, or the name of a lodge just in case you didn’t know Barbara Walter’s: YOU SHOULD NEVER USE THE WORD NIGGER, at least on TV, you can say what u want when you’re at home. This is just my opinion and you can say whatever you want about black people being overly sensitive, but if the shoe was on the other foot white people would have a problem if President Barak Obama's favorite restaurant was called 'crackerhead' or What if his favorite place to eat when he traveled was Cracker-barrel? The two words do not have the same historical connotation and do not evoke the same emotion.
Please let me know your thoughts about Rick Perry, The niggerhead lodge, and Barbara Walter's use of the word even in context of the story that was being reported??