Originally posted by Great King Rat This made me laugh: [youtube]KfhMDt92F8Q[/youtube]
The N in "N-word" stands for [b]NIGGER, by the way.[/b]
She actually couldn't physically continue with the segment. She did her best to invoke a fake emotional response ( see 1:03 s - 1:05 s ). What a load of crap! Address your guests use of the word, and move on. The Black guy did!
First, racial epithets shouldn't be normalized. By saying one should just come right out and use a racial slur rather than simply refer to it, makes the word seem less disgusting than it is. People should be against using racial epithets, because their intended use is to denigrate human beings based on how they were born.
Second, I think the white man's use of the word had a point. I don't think he was using "nigger" with lack of empathy at it's effect; he seemed to be using the word to illustrate how serious choosing someone who throws "nigger" around for public office is. Simply saying "N-word" would've watered down his point. There are occasions when actually saying the word best conveys the seriousness of a situation involving racism.
Originally posted by joe shmo She actually couldn't physically continue with the segment. She did her best to invoke a fake emotional response ( see 1:03 s - 1:05 s ). What a load of crap! Address your guests use of the word, and move on. The Black guy did!
I particulary enjoyed timepoint 0.22. What I'm guessing happened is that her CNN overlord told her in her earpiece that she needed to make a big deal out of this. Notice how the camera begins to zoom in even before the CNN-talking-doll interrupts her poor guest. And then some time later her overlord instructs her to end the conversation (because commercials) but "remember to act out your white guilt before going to commercials, because ratings!"