It never ceases to shock me how comfortable many norwegians is to use the n-word. Yes, I take for granted that you as a reader realize what word I mean.
It connects in the stomach while I prepare myself to write the word I really despise. The word is negro. I will unfortunately have to use the word several times in this text. It does not mean that I am one of those who are using it to normal.
There is always someone who argues with that "negate calls itself the negro myself" or "I have a friend who says it is okay to be called negro."
Just to make it absolutely crystal clear: I am not one of "them" and will never be there. Yes, there are maybe many blacks who have a completely different relationship to this word than what I and many others have. But several of us are sitting with a great fear to hear a word that is associated with so much hurt.
A word as the memories of horrific events, bullying and the desire to be invisible.- Was black, dirty, brown and ugly
Blacks who find it is totally okay to use this word, and such as do it yourself in the songs, is often used as an example, when a light in the skin argues that the word is not negatively charged.
Personally, I think that blacks who use the n-word is destroying the fight against a terrible word - a word that is used to suppress the blacks. But I'm not going to sit here and decide what people should identify themselves as. Regardless, it should not be a normal or accepted words.
Why do you want as the white doe so strongly to say the word? If you don't find other words to describe a man?
That you yourself are not racist, or not have experienced the be said in negative terms, still means not that you have the right to decide whether or not it is okay or not. There is a lot of bad history related to the n-word, and you should not want to use it.
I have heard several say that "in Norway we have a negative history around the word negro". This is not correct. I could have written milelangt to prove the opposite. "Negro" is, and always will be a racist word.
For barely 100 years ago, the africans exhibited as a sensation at the exhibitions in Oslo. It is described in more detail in the book "Africans in the us through 400 years" of Yacoub Cissé. At this time, blacks seen as exotic and uncivilized, and the n-word was used deliberately to oppress and dehumanise. That in itself should be reason enough to not use the word today.
Yet, there are still people who say that it is completely natural for them to say the n-word. If you are one of those who think it is completely natural have you ever thought about why? Why is it completely natural for you to say that word? Think about it.It hurts to share Debate
also, Think about who you associate with. Do you have black or brown friends? Have you talked with the "negate" about what they think about it the word? In what situations do you say the word, and is it always positive? Why is it not completely natural for you to just say words like black, brown and dark?
Yes, we have come further from the 1900-century, and you'd like to use this word might think that you never believe anything bad to call someone for negro. You may see not on it as a negative charged word. That you think it is okay to use it, does not mean that others think the same.
This is simply not up to you to decide. There are actually very many people who think it's strange and uncomfortable to be described as "a negro". When I meet new people I sit always with a fear that someone is going to say the word in a completely normal conversation, "yes, hu negro'n do you know?".
No, it is not because I , the so-called krenkekoret. It is because I have experienced a lot of hurt related to this word.
Every time I hear it, it awakens the memories from a painful barndomstid. A time where I was bullied daily at school because I was an ugly and nasty negro as ligna, yes, you can well imagine what. A time where my family and I walked past random people who just felt like to shout "Pell you home, negate!".
It happened not only in childhood, but also now in the adult age. I have also experienced that friends have asked if they can call me negresse in the place of the negro, "because you are girl, and it sounds a bit prettier".
In such a situation, it has probably not been hurt meant, but to hear the word is always hurt, no matter the situation.
brown and Black in Norway is not new countrymen. Blacks have over 400 years of history in Norway. Therefore, one should think about what you say to the people who deserve just as much respect as white norwegians. For in the word negro there is no respect. The next time you want to use this word, think about why you want it. Especially since there is so much hurt attached to it.I wept a whole day Debate You can submit your article and opinion piece in Dagbladet here
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