There is no point in featuring young black British folk in debates of this nature when they clearly don’t know their history or much else when it comes to the subject matter of race/heritage.
The black man who speaks at the start and says the word ‘nigger’ “doesn’t mean what it used to mean and doesn’t have the same impact” needs a damn wake up call. The type of wake up call that will make it CRYSTAL CLEAR to him that the word has not changed its meaning and still has the SAME IMPACT.
And why does the young lady who admits to throwing around the racist slur ‘paki’ “in jest” with her Pakistani friends think that this behaviour is acceptable? When did this become acceptable? The host Mim should know better then to co-sign that rubbish.
Reader Jimmy Swagger, a fellow 70s baby who came up in 1980s/1990s summed up this sorry situation perfectly when he said:
We were raised by parents who faced aggressive racism, we then faced verbal racism. Something happened between us and this current lot in their early twenties.
The second black man who speaks at [mark 02:40] and ‘attempts’ to give a history lesson on the word “nigger” and slavery needs to explain this RIDICULOUS statement:
“The word ‘nigger’ is rooted in black people’s language from slavery. We are not Americans. I don’t have American slavery in my culture but it’s in my music culture so I use the word”.
Does he think that African slaves were just shipped to the United States of America? He does realise that coming from a Jamaican background that slavery is a part of his history?
If the young man lacks basic historical knowledge about the transatlantic slave trade then this website may enlighten him plus a trip to his local library.
Then the discussion about Hispanics followed by black people in Brazil just gave me a migraine. Nonsense! What is wrong with these people???
This is just embarrassing.
Your thoughts please….