To denounce and stop referring to one another as the n-word, n**gahs.
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Black African Americans

To denounce and stop referring to one another as the n-word, n**gahs.

    1. H. Lewis Smith
    2. Petition by

      H. Lewis Smith

      Beverly HIlls, CA

The embracing of the n-word serves as a sanctioning of all the evil deeds committed upon Black African Americans’ beloved ancestry. This is not a consensus or opinion but a fact. Deliberate or not, it is sanctioning nonetheless. Such actions are neither magnanimous nor altruistic but indeed the opposite—malevolent, mean-spirited, self-centered and narrow-minded.  Our beloved  ancestors deserve better—in the perspective of reverence and honor of their sacred and hallow memories; the n-word should be taboo and forbidden to be a part of the Black African-American culture.

There is nothing empowering about embracing the pejorative term; it has no benefit or value. Continually holding on to the name given blacks by a racist society through using, defending and supporting the use of the word, as well as trying to rationalize that it has been changed into something positive, is sheer insanity. 

 N**ga/n**ger is an empty sign of self-hatred masquerading itself as a term of endearment. The idiom serves as perpetual imprisonment and is the detonator to the absolute extermination of an entire race of people’s pride, dignity, honor and state of mind. Some may feel that the term carries no weight and plays no role in the current status and eventual outcome of the black community.

However, the name “N**ga/n**ger” was always meant to demean, devalue and destruct. And as blacks continue to use the term, the community’s ill-development will continue to occur. Words are a mighty source of power (Proverbs 23:7), and there is power—a negative, evil, conniving power—in the name “N**ga/n**ger”.

 

 

 

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    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. Denouncing Use of the N-word

      H. Lewis Smith
      Petition Organizer

      I would like to thank everyone who has thus far signed the petition; presently we have 205 signatures, we are making progress, we are on track to make change but we are still off from our goal. If you could all please share the link with your friends and family, it would greatly improve our chances of sending a clear message that use of the n-word…no matter whose mouth it flows from is unconditionally unacceptable. Thank you again for all of your support, TOGETHER we can make change! BLITZ time is on…lets make it happen.

    3. Reached 50 signatures

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    • Deborah Broadus BALTIMORE, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      Historically, the name has always been a sign of disrespect and dehumanization. No matter who is using the word, the stain that was left, remains.

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    • Kanika Hodges HASTINGS ON HUDSON, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      Because a word meant to dehumanize us can never be turned into a "term of endearment".

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    • Donna Pope HERTFORDSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 3 years ago

      I believe that the N Word is offensive I do not consider it as a term of endearment by fellow black people and it is a word that should not be brandished in to days modern society.

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    • Christopher Bell CLINTON, MD
      • almost 3 years ago

      Theblack man's use of the N-word is ibe example of his self-denigration and complicity in his own psychological oppression.

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    • Rona Simpson BROOKLYN, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      I don't like how something so wrong has begone to become so right for so many.

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