It is not coincidental that hip hop has made Ni@$a the most common noun in popular music but you have almost never heard any certified thug utter the word cracker, ofay, honky, peckerwood, wop, dago, guinea, kike or any other white-oriented epithet. The reason for that is simple: Massa ain’t havin’ it. The word fag, once a commonplace derisive in the music has all but disappeared from hip hop’s vocabulary. (Yes, these thugs fear the backlash from white gays too.) And bitch is still allowed with the common understanding that the term is referring to black women. The point is this: debasement of black communities is entirely acceptable—required even— by hip hop’s predominantly white consumer base.
We Still Wear The Mask— William Jelani Cobb (via deluxvivens)

Sad. I told my. 9 year old son about the Justin Beiber use of the N word and his response was, but mom we call each other that word all the time. I had to remind him of the derogatory history of the word, and why this was wrong.

I remember one day it was the Puerto Rican Day Parade and train was fucked up and I was half-an-hour late. Madonna screamed at me, and I said, ‘Don’t you ever scream at me. I’m really sorry, but if you want me to be here on time, send me a car.’ [Laughs] I started not loving taking orders from people, not just from my friends, but also on shoots in general. You’re a servant when you’re a makeup artist. Debi Mazar This is why I stopped working at the makeup counter. I did it for over 20 years. My passion is makeup artistry, but this truly drained the life out of me.
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