Betreft: Re: Self-Use of Ethnic Insults (was: Re: Ebonic Christmas )
|From:||Rob Nierse <rnierse@...>|
|Date:||Friday, January 14, 2000, 9:29|
>>> Ed Heil <edheil@...> 01/13 10:26 >>>I predict that within 30 years, due to the taboo on its use as a
racial stereotype and the mainstreaming of rap music, "nigga" will
lose its racial meaning and become a term for "friend" or "comrade."
I doubt it.
Take a look at "indio". It used to indicate a native american,
but became an insult. So the term "indi'gena" was made.
Now that has become en insult too, as I found out once.
Just because the people that are meant by it still have
low social status.
So in my opinion if a person called a "nigga" will remain low
social status, the term will remain it too, I guess.