A couple of years ago, the term “nigger” was in the news once again after a local newspaper published a story about an African-American man who used it to refer to a white man who was driving too fast through the town of Fayetteville, North Carolina.
The headline of the article said it all, “Nigger, nigga, niggo,” but it got even worse when the newspaper later ran a video clip that showed the man, who had been driving with his wife and daughter, verbally abusing the young woman for speaking English in a language he didn’t understand.
The video sparked outrage on social media, with many Americans calling the white man an “evil racist” and a “fraud.”
The video also prompted a number of white supremacist organizations to condemn the man’s actions, and the National Coalition of Anti-Defamation (NCAAD) issued a statement on Tuesday saying that the group’s “members will be watching closely for the NCAAD to condemn any further racist, hate-filled and xenophobic acts.”
The NCAID statement also condemned “any white supremacist, white supremacist groups, white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and other white supremacists, as well as any other organizations, individuals or individuals who use the word racist or other racist.”
So what does “nigga” mean?
According to NCAAP’s definition, “n-gger” means a person who is black, brown, Native American, Asian, Latino, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, Native Hawaiian, or any other race, ethnicity, or national origin.
The NCSM, an organization that has been around since the late 1970s, has also published a short guide on how to identify and avoid racist and bigoted language.
“In addition to being derogatory, it also conveys an underlying sense of entitlement, privilege, entitlement to authority and status,” the guide states.
“If you hear the word, ‘niggo,’ the implication is that you are somehow special, you are special to be born, or have the right to do something that you cannot do.
The implication is, you have this innate entitlement to be treated as special, privileged, entitled and superior to everyone else,” said the group.
But what do you call a white person who uses the word?
The NCCAAD’s NCA-1 defines the term as “someone who speaks or acts in a racist manner, esp. by using a racial slur, insulting the language or culture of a group or person of color, or by using an epithet of a racial group.”
“When used as a slur, it is used to indicate someone who is offensive and offensive to a person of a particular race,” it adds.
“It is also used in contexts that are intended to incite a racial reaction, such as when used to describe a particular ethnic group, when used as an insult to people of a certain race, or when used in the context of a general attack on the racial group in question.”
According to the NCCAs dictionary, “in the context that you mean it when you use it to insult someone, the word means ‘that person.’
It also refers to a specific person, typically a person or group of people of color.”
The American Psychological Association’s APA definition of the word is similar to NCCAS, though it says it’s used to mean someone who “disagrees with the prevailing cultural norms and norms of a race or ethnic group.”
The APA defines “nazism” as “the belief in a racially pure and superior race” and “racist racism” as a belief in the superiority of one race over another.
NCAADS’ NCAAT defines “white supremacy” as the “suppression or denial of the existence of a distinct and superior group of white people.”
NCAAADS is the organization that issued the NCSm’s NCE-1, and it defines “black racism” to mean “the denial of that which is the true heritage of a people or racial group, or the suppression of its legitimate achievements.”
The group’s website says the NCE contains a definition of “racism,” but that’s not how the NACD’s NAC-1 is worded.
“This is not a dictionary definition.
It is the word used by the NACAAD.
It’s not an official word of the NAA.
The word has been misused by some individuals in our movement to create a black supremacist movement,” NCAAC’s president and co-founder, David Horowitz, said in a statement.
“We will not be intimidated by the actions of any white supremacists.
We will stand against racism, and we will fight against racism with every fiber of our being.”
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has issued its own definition of racism