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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 1 decade ago

Why is the N word (******) blocked from being used but not CRACKER???

Kind of funny how you can't say ****** on here but cracker is for some reason ok.

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  • roncho
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    I see your point, while being an extremely good one, there is a stigma with issues like these and you are only wasting your breath or points in this case. I wish it could be an actual equality but it will never happen.

    However, George Carlin makes a good comparison point with handicapped people and in his punch lines he has a lot of truisms that i totally agree with.

  • Anita
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    Obviously

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I dont understand why the word is still considered to be so horrible, its become much less offensive since the days of slavery. Black people use it frequently, its all over tv, chappelle show for example. And I've worked with a tool that was actually called a niger head. They should chang the definition in the dictionary to "person of black or brown color"

    I bet if they did that it would'nt be used at all.

    It's definetly time to get over this word, its getting very old and tired.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because "N" was used negatively toward black people in the 1800s and apparently they still find the word offensive. The word is distasteful and messed up. The word is not defined as black person, but as a person of any race or origin regarded as contemptible, inferior, ignorant, etc. it is Extremely Disparaging and Offensive and consider yourself low and inconsiderate and messed up for using this word.

    The word cracker has no history to it. White people did not suffer to gain acceptance or equivilance from anyone. White is the alpha. There is nothing about the word cracker to be offended about. Nothing degrating about it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    cracker is something we eat

    the n word is used as a cuss word

    yahoo isnt familiar wit cracker yet, some day though

  • 1 decade ago

    Cracker is a food. The other word has no other meaning than to offend someone.

  • 1 decade ago

    Cracker is a real thing besides a racial slur. A n***er is nothing but a racial slur. The N word is also more loaded with offence, as it was used to keep people down, not merely to offend.

  • 1 decade ago

    Aren't crackers something you eat?

  • 1 decade ago

    im pretty sure the word cracker doesnt have 400 years of built up opression loaded into it lol

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    because niger isnt a snack food

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