Follow the links and then comment:

http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/slaveship.htm

http://www.africanaonline.com/2010/08/the-rosewood-massacre/

http://blackcollegenines.com/?p=567  Charles Follis, first professional athlete

http://core-online.org/History/Chaney,%20Goodman%20%26%20Schwerner.htm

http://www.biography.com/people/ruby-bridges-475426

There are million stories and events some we have heard of and many more personal. I really have no care about the latest events that surround the Miami Dolphins and L.A. Clippers. However, this idea of the n*****word being thrown around as if it is o.k. Amongst African Americans is a LIE! I love Hip Hop, but every time I hear the n’word I cringe. Yes, Chris Rock had his joke about two kinds of black folk, and even Richard Pryor with his brilliance and weakness had a different perspective after a trip to Africa. These events are a confirmation of an educational failure, a people of loss and a lack of knowing the truth.  Anyone who uses the word lets me know they have no clue of where they are, who they are and why they exist. As I was thinking about this topic I wanted to find historical event and stories that could shine a light on why this word has no place. Taking this word out of your vocabulary is not going to change how other people see African Americans, it may not stop crime and it may not improve the economic conditions of the black community. But, this word is evil and it has a connection with homicide and genocide. So, those who think this is a word of endearment add another word that reflects your consciousness and humanity-Suicide. – Glenn D. Andrews- 

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