Monday, October 3, 2011

Sherri Shepherd Schools Barbara Walters On The N-Word




Your Black World Reports:

The ladies of The View never fail to keep it real, and today's tense episode was no exception.

Barbara Walters stepped into the n-word trap when she tried to explain to co-host Sherri Shepherd that it should be acceptable for her to use the word if she is simply reporting the news.


Shepherd, with a complex honesty that is severely lacking in politically correct social discourse, explained to Walters that she doesn't care why she's saying it, because it bothers her when white people use the word in any context:

"When I heard you say it, it was fine," she told co-host, Whoopi Goldberg, who used the word while reporting on Texas Gov. Rick Perry's "Niggerhead" controversy. Shepherd then turned to Walters, who also used the n-word in the conversation, and said, "I didn't like the way you said it."
"I don't know if it's a semantics thing, but it's something that goes through my body," Shepherd said.
Walters, clearly offended by Shepherd's feelings, asked, "It's because I'm white?" Shepherd admitted that it was, responding, "It's something about hearing you say it," she said. "...I don't like it when you use the word...when you say it it's a different connotation."

Walters, clearly angry by the double standard, responded, "I never knew you felt this way and I find it just amazing."

Shepherd, refusing to back down from her feelings, explained to Walters that she knows that she's not racist, but that it doesn't take away the pain behind the word.


50 comments:

Anonymous said...

What’s In A Name?
Copyright by Victoria Rowels ©1983, 2011

What’s in a name? The young student asked.
And why is the future connected to the past?
And why does that word that starts with a “N”,
Incite violence in the most peaceful of men?

The teacher looked perplexed and didn’t know where to begin,
To explain that word that starts with a “N”.
The dictionary seemed like a good place to start,
But it didn’t even touch upon the most important part.

How can a volume designed to define,
Words and phrases formed in the mind,
Give meaning to and take apart,
A concept of hate formed in the heart:

Of men who deny the humanity,
Of darker hued people who look like me.

Of men who believe that their lack of melanin,
Makes them pure and incapable of sin.

Of men who prayed and held Bibles in their hand,
While they raped and pillaged humanity’s motherland.

Of men who built empires, fortunes and fame,
By promoting a concept we mistakenly call: “a name”.

What’s in a name? The teacher asked.
And why is the future connected to the past?
And why does that word that starts with a “ N”.
Incite violence in the most peaceful of men?

The student tried to answer but he was a little confused.
So he stopped in mid-sentence and asked to be excused.
The teacher asked the student why he suddenly had to go.
At first the student looked down and said: “I don’t know”.
Then the student decided to reveal his newly made plans,
To go and study the history of all hue-mans.

What’s in a name?

David2001 said...

What Sherri Shepherd should have did was use the word K*ke. This is the equivalent to the "N" word to Jews. Jews have historically monopolized white mainstream media and promoted the "N" word and racist stereotypes for profit. That's why so many black entertainers (rappers comedians) use it. It's like a password that opens the door of opportunity in a white racist Jewish dominated industry. Jews can dish it out (for profit) but can't take it.

How would Barbara Walter have felt if Shepherd called her a K*ke. Shepherd would have been taken off the air faster than you can say Rick Sanchez. What a hypocrite Barbara Walters and other Jews in the media are.

I don't think anyone black or white ought to use the "N" word. It's such a nasty ugly demeaning word.

D.J. Moriarty said...

The N word is repugnant when used by anyone, black, white, Hispanic etc.. To profess that it's acceptable when used by African Americans undermines the conceptual framework of racial equality. Either it is an unacceptable utterance or allow it to become part of the American lexicon that is available to all.

Mr. International Chef Mario Dean Lacy said...

According to Neely Fuller Jr.

There are three questions that should be asked when called a "Nigger."
1.What is a "Nigger?"
2. Why are you calling me a "Nigger?"
3. What do you think should be done with a "Nigger?"

Neely Fuller Jr. then goes on to explain let them answer each question, there are no invalid answers. When understanding that the American English Language is a codex endorsed by the White Supremacist we have better understanding to their logic.

I understand how the Ms. Shepherd can take such an offense to Ms. Walter's use of the word Nigger, but we must no longer give the word the power that the White Supremacist have assigned to it.

In the end we must all join forces in the cause of replacing White Supremacy with Justice.

As Neely Fuller Jr. defines justice a guarantee that no persons are mistreated, and a guarantee that those who need the most help are given the most help.

mariodlacy@gmail.com

RE Ausetkmt said...

David 2001 you are on point. nuff said.

True That said...
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True That said...

The problems with using the word Nigger is complex and cannot be completely covered here but for starters: It's use was started by slavers, plantation "masters" and white people (and others) in general to denigrate and put blacks in their "place". To assign an identity that denotes subservience, less intelligence and therefore inequality to a group of people solely by the "sight" of their skin.

The hurt and pain of this societal ill has not been lessened by time or opportunity. If you were to poll black Christians you would probably find that most have a problem with the idea of being a slave for Jesus no matter how religious they are or how often that vernacular is written in the Bible, hence slavery and Nigger.

Some black people think the answer is to take the sting out of the word Nigger but that is impossible since the use of the word by other ethnic groups has always held the same intent, in short the use of the word was meant to hurt!

Younger black people, who do not know the history, the hurt or the intent, say the word with the notion that it doesn't mean what it used to mean but this is really self-depreciation. If black people examine how they have used the word Nigger, they will find that most times the same intent is present.

One thing that is very evident is other ethnic groups have negative racial epithets assigned to them but they do not publicly call each other these names as black people do.

Yes, Nigger does sound different when we say, we know what and who they are saying we are, but just what kind of message are we sending about who we are?

Anonymous said...

People I had hoped by this time in my life that we would, "Get over" ourselves! We give power to that word to make us laugh and cry, feel proud and frustrated. It is just a WORD! I taught my children that it was just that, a word. My siblings used to make fun if me and put me down with words until I learned that they were just that words. Get old school people. "Sticks and Stones"! Nigger has the same type of power as Kike for Jews, Wetback for Hispanics, Chink for Asians, Fag for homosexuals, and Bitch for women. It's all OK and makes them a hypocrite for that particular race or gender to say it unless some one of the opposite nature says it! GET OVER YOURSELVES!

Anonymous said...

It is difficult to get over the word "nigger" because we still feel the sting of racism in so many other ways. When a 20 year old
white man, without an undergraduate degree is promoted to a leadership position over a 40 plus year old Black woman with two undergraduate degrees, that's another way of calling a person a "nigger". So I understand what Ms Sheppard was saying. When a white person uses this word,it sends shivers up my spine and I see RED.

Anonymous said...

To white folk the n-word is meant to down grade our chaacter or express a point of view if they are in the media. But, the words that black folk would call white folks really didn't hit a nerve at all . Why ? Because the n-word stood for who white folk thought who we were to them and anybody else That was not black. N-word brings back slavery , hanging , raping black women , shaming our black man , taking away a black man pride and respect right in front of their families . Not to say mention their kids. How you going to teach your sons or daughters to respect themselves when they see their parents saying yes Madam so and so , or yes Sir , Sir , even to the children they became nannies of. So you see Mrs Walter we black folk it hurt no matter want media it's coming from . We saying to each other help us get over the pain it brought to our black families. You know the saying , walk a mile in my shoes and tell me If you feel the same way after walking to be called The n-word .remember we take it personal , because Thst is the name white folks gave us to humilite us and cause us to feel less of a human person/ and remember you mile is not the mile I am talking about . .Thank you Lord for the word . We are all made in the image of him .( James 1:17 every good and every perefct gift coming from above /// James 1;18 Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. . Not my word but , thus saith the Lord . Amen / sister keeper

Anonymous said...

I may say something that may be unpopular, but I disagree with what Sherrie said to Barbara. I have always found it hypocritical when a black person says it's okay for another black person to say it, but it's offensive when a white person says it. Sherrie didn't have an issue when Whoopie said it but had an issue when Barbara said it and both were using it the same way, as part of a larger story. I am not understanding how Whoopie said it any differently than Barbara. To me the word has a bad meaning no matter who says to me...black or white. I don't use the word and I don't like it used around me. But I have often heard other black people use the word negatively. How is that better? I really think Sherrie overreacted on this issue. If she can take it from Whoopie, she should be able to take it from Barbara.

PS I am African American.

Anonymous said...

I think that Barbara had a black boyfriend at one point.

Anonymous said...

If someone calls me a "nigger," w/the intent of making me feel denigrated, I have a whole arsenal of comebacks I resort to. Then I go to my local Human Rts Office & file a complaint, or the court (so that that person can be made to stay at least 100 ft away from me for a time, to at least inconvenience him/her). Sometimes, if I'm called the word, I demand $5,000 on the spot from the person (if they, in fact, SEE a nigger standing before them). Usually they don't, so I let them go on the cash. Peeps, not to let another person make you act out of character, but--like many of the urban gay males skilled in the "ascerbic tongue"--you have to be able to "read" these ignoramuses on the spot. I can send you a manual of quick comebacks if you want.

Nat Turner Chronicles said...

Bottom line--it’s not for Whites to use period. Call it hypocrisy, call it a double standard, call it what you want, but it’s not for whites to use period. As a matter of fact, if you have to even ask the question about why it’s not right to use, you are historically inept. Just because someone on this post says "by the way, I black." does not give their assertions any more credence. There are too many blacks who are white supremacist themselves, so finding one to echo the white supremacist sentiment is not hard.

Anonymous said...

Niggas Please!!! What is a nigger? Off the top of my head, I believe that it is anyone who acts niggardly. This means anyone who not necessarily Black, but of any color who acts like a damned fool. Now, all who are guilty, go look in the mirror and use the N word.

True That said...

Wow so many folks just don't get it. It's not for whites to use or anybody else!

Look at the world every person of color has black in them, yes the India indians too, look it up!

Every person of color that also has an ethnicity connected does everything they can to separate themselves from their blackness so they won't be called nigger.

Read people it's on the net,this has been the history of the world, be whatever just don't be a nigger.

Read people, some of the white people hollaring hate have black in them too and they are too scared and too sick to look for/at the truth!

Openfist247 said...

Come on, Barbara. You know better: ESPECIALLY since you are a journalist. Please.

Anonymous said...

Barbara, what if someone had called you a name that has been used to reference Jews in a negative manner. You were once a reporter and granted your bad A** decided to say what you said on your Show to prove a point and the point did not go over to well for the viewers. Have you every been a slave? anyone in your family been a slave? have you ever been called a name in your face example w**** h****? what about that book you wrote explaining how you had a sexual relationship with a B**** MAN , while his family is still alive. Over the years you have shown a lack of respect for so many and have give out less to your community as a sponsor for woman. You line your show with strong woman whom you wish were wick and you can’t control them. YOu know why it pains her to hear you say what you said and not whoppi,..... you are truly turning out to be a JOKE.

Anonymous said...

Whoppi is telling you about the story and Barbara, you are trying to prove a point. A bad point and I am so glad that someone on the panel spoke. Whoppi, when you did the white face you did that for a laugh, but you received the opposite, how about when you and man at the time Ted D. did the black, you lost a lot of respect for that, why did you not used that....I understand why, and the young ladies may not have known but like you said they did. I just am waiting for the day when someone tells that n****** Barbara to go jump off a bridge. U see a N***** comes and relate to all race, Barbara,

Anonymous said...

EAT SHlT NlGGERS!!

W. Goldberg said...

It is the height of arrogance to believe that her race is "allowed" to say something that Barbara's race is not. Perhaps a better word is "entitled" or even "bigoted".

Nah, who am I kidding. The right word is, of course, ɹǝƃƃıu

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Anonymous said...

If niggers were in the field pick'in cotton they would'nt have to listen to massa.

Bongo said...

Is there anything more repulsive and flat out racist than a blog titled, "Your Black News"?

Racists!

Anonymous said...

I only use the word Nigger when I'm referring to filthy, sub-human apes. Example- "I don't want to go to McDonalds because its always full of disgusting, foul Niggers."

Anonymous said...

Oh- So it is okay when a black person says nigger, but NOT a white person? I find that laughable. Blacks say they hate the word, YET CALL EACH OTHER NIGGA AND NIGGER ALL DAY LONG, and , they use it in seemingly EVERY hip hop song on BET and the Radio- so give me a break that they are offended by it when a honkie says it- thats utter and complete bullsh*t. It is just another example of Negroes wanting a "victim" class for themselves, And ads a white man, I am god damned freaking Tired of it. Dont want to be called a Nigger? Then dont frigging act like one. And the problem is, Negroes act like Niggers, simple as that.

Tom Shelly said...

As a flaming gay man, once I went black, I never went back to white.

Anonymous said...

Nigger,Nigger,Nigger,Nigger,Nigger.
There I feel better! But if a subhuman feral Nigger says cracker its ok? I think not.

Tom Shelly said...

I just love smokin' big black poles.

Anonymous said...

If niggers were not so busy, raping, robbing and destroying every neighborhood they live in maybe they could do something productive, like go back to Apefrica and build more mud huts.

Anonymous said...

Sherri Sheppard uses fix-a-flat in her ass. Pick that cotton, nigger.

Tom Shelly said...

I'll bend over and take a big black sausage right up my keester anytime, anywhere.

Anonymous said...

Pinche mayates de mierda, mueran cabrones.

Anonymous said...

Niggers are sub-human parasites that destroy everything. If they cant get it free from whitey they steal it.

Disgruntled said...

Nigger, shut the fuck up. Yes you, "Sherri Shepherd."

I am beyond fed up with you niggers pissing and moaning over a simple word that is barely worth a debate on national television. If you hate it that fucking much coming out of our mouths, then don't go right into talking about how you use it to refer to other niggers. Double standard, bitch.

Anonymous said...

First of all, kike is a word for a nigger jew, not a jew. Lol just another "educated black woman" who thinks she knows what the hell she is talking about by telling her little niglets that words are just words. Yes, they are words for a reason. Call me a cracker? I don't care! Yea "I'm a cracker" I crack that whip!

Anonymous said...

Horatius sez NIGGER,NIGGER,NIGGER!!

Anonymous said...

Horatius sez NIGGER,NIGGER,NIGGER!!

Anonymous said...

Horatius sez...I only use the word nigger when I'm talking about niggers

Anonymous said...

Horatius sez...Niggers are just farm animals gone wild.It's time to put the nigger livestock back to work in the cotton fields

Anonymous said...

Horatius sez...Niggers,I'm sorry the word nigger causes you pain.NIGGER,NIGGER,NIGGER! HAW HAW HAW!!

Anonymous said...

48% of Black woman have herpes according to the CDC and blacks lead in all sexualy transmitted diseases, now that is what I call racist, they also lead in murder according to FBI stats, now that is what I call TNB, typical nigger behaviour

Anonymous said...

Honk says: There's nothing quite as useless as a nigger. The dogshit in my yard has more value.
My tax dollars go to fund schools ruined by niggers and unfit for my own children. I guess that's justice. NIGGER!

Anonymous said...

Hey Honk!
The dog shit in your yard smells better too! Did you ever have to smell a nigger? It smells like urine covered up with cocoa butter,nomesayn?
Founding Father,scientist, and nigger owner Thomas Jefferson explained that niggerstench happens because niggers excrete more urine through the pores of their shitskins than they do through their kidneys.

Horatius

Anonymous said...

Hey Honk!
The dog shit in your yard smells better too! Did you ever have to smell a nigger? It smells like urine covered up with cocoa butter,nomesayn?
Founding Father,scientist, and nigger owner Thomas Jefferson explained that niggerstench happens because niggers excrete more urine through the pores of their shitskins than they do through their kidneys.

Horatius

Anonymous said...

Since when are you ignorant niggers in charge of a human being's rights to free speech? Oh, just because you niggers say it all the time now, we cannot? Nigger please. That's the problem here, you dirty niggers actually think that you have the power to make these decisions. You don't. We will say whatever we please, and if whatever we say offends you, tough shit. Grow thicker skin. We will still be calling niggers niggers a century from now, that is, if we haven't yet killed you worthless monkeys off by then.
And to be crystal clear: nigger does not refer to ignorance, or laziness. It refers specifically and only to blacks. The word is used to describe your own worthlessness, and treachery to the human race. Nothing more. There is no such thing as a "white nigger". When anyone, of any race, says nigger, what is the first thing that pops in your mind? A dirty ass black "person". (Blacks aren't actually considered people, they are animals.)
You want to blame anyone for slavery, ble your equally worthless nigger ancestors back in Aperifca who forced you into slavery themselves, and sold you off for scraps of food and clothing.
The human race will not be fooled into white guilt; we owe you nothing more than a free one way trip back to Aperifca. We will not be fooled into thinking you worthless primates are human beings and are our "equals". Even the slightest notion of that idea is absurd.
And for the record, none of us want you here. We never did, and we never will. Your nigger ancestors, who by the way are still making their own family members slaves, don't want you back, either. No one in the world wants to put up with your ignorant, worthless behavior, let alone see or smell you. Complete eyesores that stain the otherwise perfection of humanity.
But I bet you niggers already know that, you just act like someone, anyone cares for you at all.
Even you niggers yourselves don't like each other. What does that say about you?
You are completely, totally, utterly worthless and unwanted by all. And you damn well know it. And it infuriates you, but niggers will never be able to do a single thing about it. Stuck in your own filth.
I wouldn't wish being shitted out as a nigger on my own worst enemy.

Anonymous said...

If Martin Luther Coon, Jr. Was alive today, even he would freely admit that blacks are nothing more than a bunch of worthless niggers today.
He's probably rolling in his grave seeing at exactly how you monkeys behave today. If he would have been able to see what niggers were to become today, he wouldn't have lifted a single finger trying to help you worthless animals. He would have realized that you didn't deserve it, especially due to just how ungreatful you niggers are for it.
No respect, dignity, honor, civility, morality, or abstract thinking whatsoever. Niggers have no place amongst human beings.

Anonymous said...

Marchin Looter Coon was nothing more than a troublemaking nigger.Who gives a fuck what he would've thought of modern niggers.Niggers are niggers.

Horatius

Anonymous said...

Tru dat, gnomesane?

Anonymous said...

I wish I would hear someone else say racism doesn't exist. I will point them directly to this blog and let them read the ignorant comments posted. Some people characters will never change. God Bless You All.