Phil
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Phil asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

MLK used the n-word in the 1960s. So when did it become not ok to say?

of fact he pronounced the word negro as nigra.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    It didn't happen overnight.

    Once civil rights passed giving equal rights legislation to Blacks, a closer look was taken at how to address the group. It took some time to come up w/ what is now the most acceptable (Blacks/African Americans).

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  • 1 month ago

    Considering that was 60 years ago, yes, times have changed. The word shifted to African American, then later to 'black'.

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  • 1 month ago

    MLK was a black and it was and still is OK for blacks to use the n-word, it is only whites that shouldn't use it.

    • Phil
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      1 month agoReport

      what rubbish, It is not ok for blacks to still use the n-word.

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  • Emdog
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    1 month ago

    "Negro" is not the "N" word, and you should know that. Negro was the term used for what later evolved to black people, then Afro-American and lately the somewhat fuzzy term that can include those of other than sub Saharan ancestry "People of color".

    Malcolm X also used the term "negro".

    • Phil
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      1 month agoReport

      So you are saying that  it is still ok to say negro ?

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  • 1 month ago

    When political correctness became totally invasive.

    Take a look at all the other words we have lost one way or another -- gay, pride, A** as the thing that looks like a donkey or mule, and far far more.....

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