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    ...the second coming of christ is upon us.

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    NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City symbolically banned use of the word ****** on Wednesday, the latest step in a campaign that hopes to expunge the most vile of racial slurs from hip hop music and television.


    The City Council unanimously declared a moratorium that carries no penalty but aims to stop youth from casually using the word, considered by most Americans to be the most offensive in the English language.

    The New York City measure follows similar resolutions this month by the New York state assembly and state senate, and supporters of the ban are taking their campaign to The Recording Academy, asking it not to nominate musicians for Grammy awards if they use the word in their lyrics.

    Many rap artists and young New Yorkers toss the word around as a term of endearment or as a substitute for black, angering some black leaders who consider those who use it as ignorant of the word's hate-filled history in slavery and segregation.

    "This could be the beginning of a movement," councilman Albert Vann said.

    Councilman Leroy Comrie, a sponsor of the moratorium, said the campaign against the word has gained strength since comedian Michael Richards spewed it in a racially charged tirade in Los Angeles.

    The Laugh Factory club where Richards performed has since banned comedians from using the word there and the former "Seinfeld" television star has apologized.

    "The Michael Richards incident really brought it to another level. It has forced people to express their outrage. Many people had been seething quietly," Comrie said.

    Comrie also asked TV network Black Entertainment Television to stop using the word in its shows. Representatives of BET did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

    A Grammy spokesman said he doubted the academy's 11,000 voting members would support any measure that might censor artists.

    "They are not going to be supportive of something that excludes someone simply because they are using a word that is offensive," said Ron Roecker, vice president of communication for the Recording Academy.

    The city resolution calling for the moratorium traces the etymology of the word from the Latin "niger," meaning black, to its first documented written use in 1786 as a term slave masters used to label their African slaves.

    Use of the word by blacks exploded with the rise of rap music in recent years, and some black comedians like Chris Rock continue to use it in their routines.

    "What, is there a fine? Am I going to get a ticket?" Rock mocked in a Reuters interview when asked about the City Council move. "Do judges say, '10 years, ******!"'

    Rock said politicians were trying to divert attention from real problems: "Enough real bad things happen in this city to worry about how I am going to use the word."







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    That was cute of them. Symbolically banning a word is a new one.

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    And Chris Rock is exactly right. This is a typical bullshit political move. Why not deal with real problems?

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    ******

    i just violated the ny law, since posting on the internet is considered to be in "commerce"

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    There's an article in the SF Weekly about a marin student who's suing her school district for being suspended for using the phrase "That's so gay"

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    Default Re: New York bans use of the "N" word

    what ever happened to freedom of speech? I know that sounds retarded, but, still...and what's the point if it can't even be enforced? symbolically banning something isn't very affective
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    ****** ****** ******!

    Well thank fuck I'm not in New York!

    They might take my Grammy!

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    I wish the ghost of Lenny Bruce would go to New York and hold a press conference.
    I miss Bill Hicks.

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    Oh man, that's just going to make New Yorkers use the word even more. It's already been voted best word of 2008 by the Brooklyn Grammar society.

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    I thought the N word was Nipples
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    I liked when they took the front by banning public smoking and transfats in fast-food establishments more.

    I don't agree with this measure, but hey, you have to accept the bad with the good. At least they did the above as well.

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    I like the gesture myself. maybe it's an age thing.
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    Anyone know who the guy in the Cardinals jersey is? I've seen him in pictures on the board and I thought I saw him this year.

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    "n-word" means "******" just as much as "*****" does. if you were to walk around a city shouting "I hate all n-words", people would stumble with their reactions, but they'd soon remember their civic duty to punch you in the mouth.

    it's ridiculous that adults must discuss race relations as if they were children by using "n-word."
    *based upon tedious fact checking.

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    I like using the word ****** as a regular part of my sentences.

    Examples:

    Please pass the salt, ******!
    Tell sam I will call him back, ******!
    Delta is a fucking waste of matter, ******!
    RAPE STOVE

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    this would never happen if biggie were still alive.
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    "it's ridiculous that adults must discuss race relations as if they were children by using "n-word." "

    When I was in high school and we read Huck Finn, our teacher decided that when we read or discussed the book to say "N star" rather than ******. I'm not joking. Granted, this was my junior year and there were some fucktards in this class. But this was AP Literature, and we couldn't use the word in an academic setting. Stupid.

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    I use the word all the time last night one of them tried to pick my pocket in San Fran. I caught him because he was never thought the right way to pick Pockets. But lets just say I called him an N-Word. I also knocked him on his ass and walked away. I think New York is very stupid for trying this. It won't work.
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    "one of them."

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    he was never thought the right way to pick Pockets
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    Quote Originally Posted by efrain44 View Post
    Anyone know who the guy in the Cardinals jersey is? I've seen him in pictures on the board and I thought I saw him this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
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    There is a right way do it. But most people don't know that.
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    I thought my dog how to roll in over.

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    But you do, I take it? Shall we call you Oliver Twist?
    Quote Originally Posted by efrain44 View Post
    Anyone know who the guy in the Cardinals jersey is? I've seen him in pictures on the board and I thought I saw him this year.

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    I just noticed I put Thought. My bad I was trying to type and watch my friend fight with his gf is my living room. You guys know what I meant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    But you do, I take it? Shall we call you Oliver Twist?
    I can and I can't. I'm not that good. Now my cousin can get a wallet anywhere.
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    cor blimey guv'nah.
    Quote Originally Posted by efrain44 View Post
    Anyone know who the guy in the Cardinals jersey is? I've seen him in pictures on the board and I thought I saw him this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J~$$$ View Post
    I thought my dog how to roll in over.
    I didn't mean thought. My mind was focused on something else.
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    You know what I have never read Oliver Twist so I have no clue what its about. I read alot but for some reason I never read that book.
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    It's about a pickpocket. Fancy that.
    Quote Originally Posted by efrain44 View Post
    Anyone know who the guy in the Cardinals jersey is? I've seen him in pictures on the board and I thought I saw him this year.

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    My dad tells me I should check it out because its a Classic
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    Seriously, how are we going to have an effective discussion about race without using the word ******? It's like an entire peoples just blipped out of existence.

    Poof. No more niggers.

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