I thought “negro” was “an antiquated term for a person of African descent.”
I didn’t know it was a “racial slur.”
It just means “black” in like, most languages.
I could understand if he’d called him a “jogger,” but this doesn’t demonstrate racism, just age.
During a live radio show on Saturday, Roger Stone, the political operative who was spared a prison sentence this month by his friend President Trump, used a racial slur while speaking with the host, who is Black.
Mr. Stone was speaking on the “The Mo’Kelly Show,” a program based at a Los Angeles radio station and hosted by Morris W. O’Kelly, known as Mo’Kelly.
On the show, Mr. O’Kelly questioned the role that Mr. Stone’s relationship and proximity to the president played in the commutation of his sentence.
The host asked: “There are thousands of people treated unfairly daily, how your number just happened to come up in the lottery, I am guessing it was more than just luck, Roger, right?”
Mr. Stone, who was speaking by phone, responded by muttering: “arguing with this Negro”; the beginning of his sentence was hard to hear. It sounded as if Mr. Stone was not speaking directly into the phone, but rather to himself or someone in the room with him.
When Mr. O’Kelly asked him to repeat what he said, Mr. Stone let out a sigh, then remained silent for almost 40 seconds. Acting as if the connection had been severed, Mr. Stone vehemently denied that he used the slur.
“I did not, you’re out of your mind,” Mr. Stone told the host.
Martin Luther King used the word “negro.”
It was the standard word until the 70s. I don’t know why they changed it to the English “black” – probably just because the “negro” brand had been tainted by their behavior. A strategic rebrand. But I mean, I still call Snoop Lion Snoop Dogg, and I still call P. Diddy Puff Daddy – no one has ever accused me of racism for that.
To be fair, however, “negro” was itself a strategic rebrand from “nigger,” which was itself never actually a slur.
They’re going to have to rebrand again, because they’ve really messed up their brand completely.
I guess they can use another language’s word for black.
What about Samoan – we can call them “Lanu Uliuli.”
Or wait – what about Sudanese? Would “hideung” work?
The clip is funny though.
We’re all getting collectively on edge about the negro problem, because our lizard brains are recognizing them as a threat due to seeing them committing acts of violence against our cultural symbols on TV every day.
You’re going to see this pressure and stress boil over more and more.
People are going to start dropping hard-Rs left and right.
Should be pretty funny.