Friday, December 01, 2006

The "N" Word Creates A Ruckus In London

Atlanta comic Reginald D Hunter premiered his new show four months ago and won awards and loads of attention in the UK. Now he's bringing it to London but in the post-Michael Richards world we live in, the title "Pride and Prejudice and Niggas" has everyone freaked out.
"My question is what if I don't feel bad about the word?," says Hunter to the Evening Standard. "Should I train myself to feel bad just so you'll feel better about me saying it?"

What he clearly resents is the idea that he should make himself more acceptable to a politically correct white audience. "The greatest trick of racism is to convince us to sectionalise our own human pain. Divide and conquer - the idea that the black community has got to be like white folks to be just as good as white folks as if white folks are the template, the Manchester United of people."


H. Lewis Smith said...


Los Angeles, CA., 11/28/06 - Author H. Lewis Smith has written a thought provoking, culturally divided book that will not only spark heated conversation, but can also bring about real change. The N-word is often used in the African American community amongst each other and is generally not a problem when spoken by another African American. However, once the word is used by a Caucasian person, it brings on other effects. The question is "who can use the word and why?" Smith believes it is a word that should be BURIED!!!!

The book is written in a manner that all can understand. The points are well-taken and the wording is easy to follow. There are quotes from great people in our history including Martin Luther King, Jr., Harriet Tubman, James Baldwin and many, many others. Smith has mixed history with honesty, love with life, education with effects. This is a great book for educators, parents, managers, professionals, newsmen, and anyone else wanting an in-depth look at the N-word, the effects and the solutions. A MUST READ!!!!

To learn more about Bury that Sucka, please visit

Michael in New York said...

Mr. Smith is doing some serious websurfing if he stumbled onto my little site. So I'll leave up his ad out of respect for his efforts. One book I have read on the topic can be found at Amazon: Nigger: The Strange case of a Troublesome Word by Harvard professor Randall Kennedy.