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    Posted: Jul 30 2013 at 6:55am

Tim Allen 'N-Word' Rant Condemned By Michael Eric Dyson On 'Melissa Harris-Perry'


Tim Allen took heat on Sunday for his insistence in an interview released over the weekend that "the 'n-word' is worse to me than n*****."

The comment came during an interview the "Home Improvement" star sat down for with the Tampa Bay Times last month. The conversation took place on the same day news broke about Paula Deen's admission during a deposition to using the racial epithet. Allen argued that the taboo against white people saying the word was itself a damaging practice.

Eric Deggins, the Times reporter who interviewed Allen, explained:

For him, the criticism that keeps any nonblack comic from using the word is a step backward from the days when [Richard] Pryor and [Lenny] Bruce were breaking comedy boundaries by purposefully using street language in ways middle-of-the-road comics wouldn't dare.

"If I have no intent, if I show no intent, if I clearly am not a racist," Allen argued, "then how can 'n*****' be bad coming out of my mouth?"

Allen also insisted that the an unfair double standard was at play.

I do a movie with Martin Lawrence and pretty soon they’re referring to me, 'hey, my n*****'s up.' So I’m the n***** if I’m around you guys but 7 feet away, if I said n*****, it’s not right. It’s very confusing to the European mind how that works, especially if I’ve either grown up or evolved or whatever, it literally was growing up in Colorado, with Hispanics and Anglos, that’s all I remember.

According to Deggins, the comedian did not censor his use of the word, but rather said it freely several times in "talking about how using racial [s]lurs feels from a white guy’s perspective."

That perspective doesn't mean a whole lot, argued Georgetown Professor Michael Eric Dyson on Melissa Harris-Perry's MSNBC show on Sunday. Dyson condemned Allen for trying "to reassume the appropriate privilege of whiteness, which is to dictate the terms of the debate" around the word.

Dyson continued:

Look, y’all invented the n-word. We didn’t invent it. We just co-opted it. We hijacked it. We did a carjacking on that word a few decades ago, and now you’re mad because we’ve made more sexy use of it—some denigration as well. And now you want back in? No, you can’t have back in.

[...] He says it’s confusing to me. It ain’t confusing! Here’s a general rule of thumb to follow when using the n-word for white people. Never. When you do that, then you understand you can’t do it.”

Dyson summed up his argument by reflecting that, "[a]s Chris Rock said, white people control the whole world but they feel if they can’t use the n-word, somehow their power has been removed?

"No! Grow up, allow us to determine what is in and out."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/28/tim-allen-n-word_n_3667741.html

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This nicca got white privilege and wanna talk to us about fairness?  He's off his damn rocker. 
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smh. oh Tim.
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He should have not said anything
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I can't understand why white people are so obsessed with using the 'n'-word.  They really just can't stand not being allowed to do something because according to the white privilege code they are supposed to be able to do anything they want.  Its so unfair when they don't get to do something huh?   Fine, they can take one of our words and use it in a sentence.   I am dumb honkey Stern Smile.
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Why are whites so pressed about saying nicca? 
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When a Russian-American rape victim writes a book about her trauma and profits off of her situation it's her getting her power back.

When a black man turns "my Brotha" into a positive thing amongst themselves...they loose their minds.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (6) Thanks(6)   Quote bg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 30 2013 at 9:19am
i really don't understand why its hard for some whites to grasp why they can't say n i g g a

but i guess when you're allowed to do pretty much whatever you want, it may be hard to comprehend...
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I don't think white people should say it.

And I roll my eyes whenever I hear black people say it.

But I understand why they do. *shrug* I don't actually associate with people who throw that word around like that so whatever.
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Sounds like he's trying to become relevant again
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