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24th May '16 11:48:03 AM comicwriter
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* One of the things that escalates the tragic situation at the end of ''Film/FruitvaleStation'' is that a white BART cop mockingly repeats the phrase "Bitch ass nigger" after Oscar says it. When Oscar tells the cop that he doesn't get to say that, the cop repeats it again just to rub it in.



* One of the things that escalates the tragic situation at the end of ''Film/FruitvaleStation'' is that a white BART cop mockingly repeats the phrase "Bitch-ass nigga" after hearing Oscar and his friends using it. When Oscar tells the cop that he doesn't get to say that, the cop repeats it again just to rub it in.
24th May '16 11:37:22 AM comicwriter
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* One of the things that escalates the tragic situation at the end of ''Film/FruitvaleStation'' is that a white BART cop mockingly repeats the phrase "Bitch-ass nigga" after hearing Oscar and his friends using it. When Oscar tells the cop that he doesn't get to say that, the cop repeats it again just to rub it in.



** Charlie is MistakenForRacist in one episode because he repeats something said by Dee's black friend that included the N-word. He's apparently unaware white guys aren't supposed to say it.
** Dennis tells Mac in one episode that he's not supposed to say the word "Jew" unless he's actually Jewish. They continue debating whether or not this is true throughout the episode.

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** Charlie is MistakenForRacist in one episode because he repeats something said by Dee's black friend that included friend, which happened to include a use of the N-word. He's apparently unaware white guys aren't supposed to say it.
** Dennis tells Lampooned in another episode, where Dennis, Charlie and Mac in one episode that he's get into a heated discussion about whether or not supposed to say the word "Jew" unless he's is offensive. At one point, Mac argues that [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything it's only okay to say if you're actually Jewish. They continue debating whether or not this is true throughout Jewish and surrounded by other people of the episode.Jewish faith]].



* In the episode of ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' where Joy's affair with Darnell comes out in the form of a ChocolateBaby, Earl is (rightly) questioning Joy and how this could have happened. She doesn't want to admit she cheated, so she tells him that he might have "a repressed black gene," going on about how "his great great grandmother must have let a slave get in a few licks of his own." A black nurse in the room looks at her and says, "Excuse me?" to which Joy replies, "Oh, it' OK, I just had a black baby. I can say it." The nurse just rolls her eyes.

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* In the episode of ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' where Joy's affair with Darnell comes out in the form of a ChocolateBaby, Earl is (rightly) questioning Joy and how this could have happened. She doesn't want to admit she cheated, so she tells him that he might have "a repressed black gene," going on about how "his great great grandmother must have let a slave get in a few licks of his own." A black nurse in the room looks at her and says, "Excuse me?" to which Joy replies, "Oh, it' it's OK, I just had a black baby. I can say it." The nurse just rolls her eyes.
24th May '16 10:56:39 AM comicwriter
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*''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'':
** Charlie is MistakenForRacist in one episode because he repeats something said by Dee's black friend that included the N-word. He's apparently unaware white guys aren't supposed to say it.
** Dennis tells Mac in one episode that he's not supposed to say the word "Jew" unless he's actually Jewish. They continue debating whether or not this is true throughout the episode.
24th May '16 3:16:09 AM Donquill
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* In "Webcomic/GrrlPower'', Maxima is telling Sydney to get her ClusterFBomb tendencies under control, using her stubbing her toe and insulting every Irish person on camera as an example. Sydeny then asks if that means she shouldn't say stuff like "potato deficient famine jockeys", cauing Maxima to emit a big no, and Harem to laugh, with a box saying Harem is allowed to laugh because she's part Irish.
20th May '16 7:11:49 AM HighCrate
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* If you work telecommunications relay, which is for the deaf, hard of hearing, and speech-disabled community so they can contact voice users by telephone, you must be willing to say the n-word and a whole host of other slurs because you're supposed to relay exactly what the text user types without editing it. In at least one job in the past, if you apply to work in telecommunications relay, you must read off a highly offensive passage of text that is full of different slurs (including the n-word) in front of the interviewer without showing any emotion or hesitation.
19th May '16 4:36:21 PM beneficii
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* If you work telecommunications relay, which is for the deaf, hard of hearing, and speech-disabled community so they can contact voice users by telephone, you must be willing to say the n-word and a whole host of other slurs because you're supposed to relay exactly what the text user types without editing it. In at least one job in the past, if you apply to work in telecommunications relay, you must read off a highly offensive passage of text that is full of different slurs in front of the interviewer without showing any emotion or hesitation.

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* If you work telecommunications relay, which is for the deaf, hard of hearing, and speech-disabled community so they can contact voice users by telephone, you must be willing to say the n-word and a whole host of other slurs because you're supposed to relay exactly what the text user types without editing it. In at least one job in the past, if you apply to work in telecommunications relay, you must read off a highly offensive passage of text that is full of different slurs (including the n-word) in front of the interviewer without showing any emotion or hesitation.
19th May '16 4:35:43 PM beneficii
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* If you work telecommunications relay, which is for the deaf, hard of hearing, and speech-disabled community so they can contact voice users by telephone, you must be willing to say the n-word and a whole host of other slurs because you're supposed to relay exactly what the text user types without editing it. In at least one job in the past, if you apply to work in telecommunications relay, you must read off a highly offensive passage of text that is full of different slurs in front of the interviewer without showing any emotion or hesitation.
18th May '16 3:10:51 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Spoofed in ''NewsRadio'': Bill is complaining about rap lyrics that include the N-word. When Matthew asks TokenMinority Catherine what the N-word is, she whispers in his ear:

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* Spoofed in ''NewsRadio'': ''Series/NewsRadio'': Bill is complaining about rap lyrics that include the N-word. When Matthew asks TokenMinority Catherine what the N-word is, she whispers in his ear:
18th May '16 5:40:14 AM HighCrate
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Many people of all backgrounds find this trope problematic. Some of the people belonging to the group in question, Black Americans, wonder if they can really "[[AppropriatedAppellation reclaim]]" a word with such a loaded history, or the point in doing so, as some believe it makes them sound crass and uneducated, while others believe it empowers. Those belonging to the dominant social group, White Americans, cite hypocrisy and discrimination when privileges aren't extended to them (not that they'd ever use them, mind, but ItsThePrincipleOfTheThing).

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Many people of all backgrounds find this trope problematic. Some of the people belonging to the group in question, Black Americans, question wonder if they can really "[[AppropriatedAppellation reclaim]]" a word with such a loaded history, or the point in doing so, as some believe it makes them sound crass and uneducated, while others believe it empowers. Those belonging to the dominant social group, White Americans, cite group may complain of hypocrisy and discrimination when privileges aren't extended to them (not that they'd ever use them, mind, but ItsThePrincipleOfTheThing).
18th May '16 1:16:11 AM coldrolxnd
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The most notable is the word "nigger." Probably the most offensive word in the English language, it has become a term of fellowship in American hip-hop culture, especially in the slang form "nigga." Yet, that fellowship only extends to those who have been accorded N-Word Privileges. Putting it simply, some black people call each other this colloquially, generally when they are close friends; but if you address one of them with the word as a non-black (''especially'' white) individual, it can be an exceptionally effective method for getting some ''very'' dirty looks.

So who has N-Word Privileges? Generally, those who are part of the group to whom the term originally applies usually get a free pass when speaking among themselves, at the risk of looking crass if saying it in mixed company. The occasional "honorary pass" is given to others, such as Latinos saying the N-word, or straight women with [[FagHag lots of gay friends]] saying "fag," but this can be rather inconsistent, such as Music/JenniferLopez catching flack for using the N-word in a song awhile back when the Latin rap group Terror Squad would use it all the time.

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The most notable is the word "nigger." Probably the most offensive word in the English language, it has been reclaimed and become a term of fellowship in American hip-hop culture, especially in the slang form "nigga." Yet, that fellowship only extends to those who have been accorded N-Word Privileges. Putting it simply, some black people call each other this colloquially, generally when they are close friends; but if you address one of them with the word as a non-black (''especially'' white) individual, it can be an exceptionally effective method for getting some ''very'' dirty looks.

So who has N-Word Privileges? Generally, those who are part of the group to whom the term originally applies usually get a free pass when speaking among themselves, at the risk of looking crass if saying it in mixed company. The occasional "honorary pass" (a concept that doesn't exist in every Black community) is given to others, such as Latinos saying the N-word, or straight women with [[FagHag lots of gay friends]] saying "fag," but this can be rather inconsistent, such as Music/JenniferLopez catching flack for using the N-word in a song awhile back when the Latin rap group Terror Squad would use it all the time.



SomeOfMyBestFriendsAreX will generally ''not'' work here. Even if such friends grant permission to use the slur in question, it still has the possibility of horrifying or angering anyone else.

Many people of all backgrounds find this trope problematic. Those belonging to the group in question wonder if they can really "[[AppropriatedAppellation reclaim]]" a word with such a loaded history, or the point in doing so, as they believe it makes them sound crass and uneducated. Those belonging to the dominant social group cite hypocrisy and discrimination when privileges aren't extended to them (not that they'd ever use them, mind, but ItsThePrincipleOfTheThing).

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SomeOfMyBestFriendsAreX will generally ''not'' work here. Even if such friends grant permission "grant permission" to use the slur in question, it still has the possibility of horrifying or angering anyone else.

Many people of all backgrounds find this trope problematic. Those Some of the people belonging to the group in question question, Black Americans, wonder if they can really "[[AppropriatedAppellation reclaim]]" a word with such a loaded history, or the point in doing so, as they some believe it makes them sound crass and uneducated. uneducated, while others believe it empowers. Those belonging to the dominant social group group, White Americans, cite hypocrisy and discrimination when privileges aren't extended to them (not that they'd ever use them, mind, but ItsThePrincipleOfTheThing).
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