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Old 02-26-2014, 07:15 PM   #1
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Default The "N word" ......

All the talk about the NFL penalizing and now Chris Bosh says,

"If that's the case, they should ban all slurs. And I know it's a big deal, because I think that word is used too much, especially in the mainstream nowadays"

Let me say this. I'm mid 30-s, white, work in corporate America, and I NEVER. EVER. hear that word in my employment. I'm no saint and like to hear the occaisional dirty joke on the golf course like everyone else, but I can't even tell you the last time someone is my circle of friends has even said that word. The players unions should definately.....ban the use of the harrassing and derogatory term. If I could ever afford coursite seats to a game and take my boys.....the last thing I want them hearing is that word being tossed around. The NFL and NBA are no different than any other corporate job IMO.

http://espn.go.com/nba/truehoop/miam...-use-all-slurs
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I think it is a horrible idea. How can you be positive who said it in a pile up situation. How are you gonna call the penalty. Are you gonna say Player X 15 yards unsportsmanlike language. Now you have labelled Player X a racist.

Also it would be majorly hypocritical of the NFL.Don't see how you can have a racial slur in Redskins but call a penalty for the Nword. The NFL hides behind two surveys say Native Americans don't find the term a slur. Well you are penalizing a word that the majority of players don't find a slur.
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All the talk about the NFL penalizing and now Chris Bosh says,

"If that's the case, they should ban all slurs. And I know it's a big deal, because I think that word is used too much, especially in the mainstream nowadays"

Let me say this. I'm mid 30-s, white, work in corporate America, and I NEVER. EVER. hear that word in my employment. I'm no saint and like to hear the occaisional dirty joke on the golf course like everyone else, but I can't even tell you the last time someone is my circle of friends has even said that word. The players unions should definately.....ban the use of the harrassing and derogatory term. If I could ever afford coursite seats to a game and take my boys.....the last thing I want them hearing is that word being tossed around. The NFL and NBA are no different than any other corporate job IMO.

http://espn.go.com/nba/truehoop/miam...-use-all-slurs
Yeah. That isn't because it's banned.
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Default Re: The "N word" ......

Doesn't banning certain words go against the constitutional right of freedom of speech? Isn't that what our country was founded on?

Not saying the N word should be said, but penalizing someone for it? That's dumb.
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Doesn't banning certain words go against the constitutional right of freedom of speech? Isn't that what our country was founded on?

Not saying the N word should be said, but penalizing someone for it? That's dumb.
that is not what freedom of speech is.
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that is not what freedom of speech is.
But the premise is kind of the same. What if swear words bother other people? Are thy going to flag anyone who says "shit, ****, damn, etc." too?
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Doesn't banning certain words go against the constitutional right of freedom of speech? Isn't that what our country was founded on?

Not saying the N word should be said, but penalizing someone for it? That's dumb.

Your constitutional right to free speech means the government can't control what you say. Your employer can.
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The NFL can ban what it wants; it's not the government.
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Default Re: The "N word" ......

So is the penalty the same if a white player calls a black player that or is this penalty strictly for a black on black crime? Seems racist and foolish to me if that's the case.
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Doesn't banning certain words go against the constitutional right of freedom of speech? Isn't that what our country was founded on?

Not saying the N word should be said, but penalizing someone for it? That's dumb.
Technically yes but, being a professional athlete for an organization is a privaledge not a right. If the organizations want to ban the use or profane or derrogatory words, they have the right to do so. I can't use that language at my work or I will be terminated, first amendment right or not, because I have to follow the rules of my employer. Professional athletes are no different.
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Technically yes but, being a professional athlete for an organization is a privaledge not a right. If the organizations want to ban the use or profane or derrogatory words, they have the right to do so. I can't use that language at my work or I will be terminated, first amendment right or not, because I have to follow the rules of my employer. Professional athletes are no different.
You can use that language at work, just not around certain people..
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I think we can all agree that using the n word is ignorant, but so is banning words
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We should just say "thug" instead
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I bet when it's used in an NFL game, it's a black player saying it to another black player. If a white guy said it, we'd see fights on the field.
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I bet when it's used in an NFL game, it's a black player saying it to another black player. If a white guy said it, we'd see fights on the field.
My understanding of the proposed rule is that it has nothing to do with racism, but is targeted at getting black players to stop calling each other that. If a white player calls a black player the n word, I seriously doubt we'll be talking about a 15 yard penalty.
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My understanding of the proposed rule is that it has nothing to do with racism, but is targeted at getting black players to stop calling each other that. If a white player calls a black player the n word, I seriously doubt we'll be talking about a 15 yard penalty.
I think the idea came about after a white player called a black ref the n-word last season. Think that's what I heard on the radio.
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I think the idea came about after a white player called a black ref the n-word last season. Think that's what I heard on the radio.
I would think if a white player called a black ref the n word, he'd be fired within 72 hours.
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