Symbolism Of Nigger

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Imagine growing up with 19 siblings and being the youngest of your entire crazy family. Of course it’s going to be arguing, sisters stealing clothes, or fighting about who gets to use the bathroom first. It’s also when your older sibling hit you too hard and try to bribe you to get you to shut up or stop crying before you can go tell mom. For instance, when I was five, my siblings and I always argued; whether it was from them stealing my fruit snacks or me going into their room when they weren’t there. Frequently, I would hear them use curse words; however, I had no idea what they meant because I thought of it as just another word. Naturally, I came to find out that you can’t yell “shut up nigga” to your cousin in class because …show more content…
Nigger is a contemptuous term defined as a black person or a member of any dark-skinned race. It also symbolizes a person who generally lacks intelligence or possess literal ignorance. By the 1800s, nigger was accepted as a derogative name that still remains an important term in white racism, regardless of who says it. The word itself carries heavy symbolism of hatred and abomination towards African Americans. During slavery, nigger was a racist insult that disenfranchised black people economically, politically, and socially, where black people were nothing but of monetary …show more content…
Even though some people believe that the different spellings constitute a different meaning, both ‘nigger’ and ‘nigga’ are "trigger" words. Nigger has a well-defined historical context (especially in the U.S). It’s often used where it arouse more negative responses than positive ones. Trigger words in effect trigger emotional responses if not used by a member of the specified group. For example if nigga really was a revolutionized word with a different meaning, why is it that some black people are uncomfortable and find it offensive when other races use it. This here is also similar to someone who’s not gay calling someone ‘faggot’ or saying “that’s so

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