“The-Word-That-Must-Not-Be-Named”: Huck Finn, Joseph Conrad and the dreaded N-word

“The-Word-That-Must-Not-Be-Named” has more power than Voldemort

It is a word that was once buried, yet rises from the grave with increasing rapidity to haunt all ears who hear the two-syllable pejorative uttered. Uttered frequently by Black people in casual conversation though scrubbed completely from white people’s vocabulary, this one word holds more power than Little Boy or Fat Man, capable of destruction beyond words.

If you have seen or read Harry Potter you are aware that Lord Voldemort is simply known as “He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named” for the following reason:

He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named: Rowling got the idea for this from two 1950s London gangsters called the Kray Twins. “The story goes that people didn’t speak the name Kray. You just didn’t mention it. You didn’t talk about them, because retribution was so brutal and bloody. I think this is an impressive demonstration of strength, that you can convince someone not to use your name. Impressive in the sense that demonstrates how deep the level of fear is that you can inspire. It’s not something to be admired.” (TLC). As soon as Voldemort took control of the Ministry in 1997, he reinforced this fear by putting a taboo on speaking his name. Anyone brave enough to say ‘Voldemort’ would have their locations immediately revealed to “snatchers” or other enforcement squads who would come and take you into custody (DH).

The word that was ceremoniously buried and is deemed an offense worthy of prosecution in New York City if uttered elicits a greater level of fear in the real world then the fictional Voldemort’s name conjured in the world inhabited by wizards and witches.
White people cringe when they hear this word spoken aloud, frantically searching around them to ensure that no Black person was in ear shot. When they see this word in print, that same fear washes over them and a sense of trepidation follows knowing that reading “The-Word-That-Must-Not-Be-Named” is the modern-day equivalent of sneaking looks at your dads Playboy.
People have been conditioned to cower in panic at the word, even phrases that sound similar yet have no racial connotations, such as the word “niggardly” and this hysteria has now seeped into other terms such as “black hole”, “black ice” or other variations of using the “black” to denote negativity.
The taboo surrounding “The-Word-That-Must-Not-Be-Named” is firmly in place and remonstrations against the vernacular noose that goes around the neck of the white person daring to utter it are exceedingly rare.
As in Harry Potter, few brave souls have the courage to stand up to Lord Voldemort and in Black Run America (BRA) few souls can be found who understand the rhetorical battle that has been won and the significance of what the fear surrounding “The-Word-That-Must-Not-Be-Named” means.
White people have capitulated to the power of BRA, and the one word that forever coerces this surrender is the power over “The-Word-That-Must-Not-Be-Named” and efforts must be made to remove every reference to this word from the annals of history:

A classic turn-of-the-century English novelist whose works have been read by countless millions of people is having his work sanitized for a new generation of readers.

Joseph Conrad, whose “Heart of Darkness” and “Lord Jim” have been scrutinized by English students on multiple continents for decades, wrote a lesser known novel in 1897 called “The Nigger of the Narcissus.”

Now, in what critics are calling a blatant act of politically correct censorship, a Netherlands-based publisher has reprinted the novel under a new name: “The N-word of the Narcissus.”

The new version is the first installment of WordBridge Publishing’s classic texts series, featuring “texts with a message for moderns, made accessible to moderns.”

But some critics say updating a Conrad novel by replacing all mentions of the offensive term “nigger” with “n-word” is just as offensive as the word itself.

“It’s outrageous,” said Niger Innis, spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality, a New York-based civil rights organization. “Are they going to go to Mark Twain as well and take out all of those references?

“It’s censorship, and to blacken over a word does not mean that you can blacken over the history.”

One should never underestimate the enabling powers of Disingenuous White Liberals (DWLs) and yes, they did in fact go after Mark Twain:
The new book will also remove usage of the word Injun. The effort is spearheaded by Twain expert Alan Gribben, who says his PC-ified version is not an attempt to neuter the classic but rather to update it.

What is a word worth? According to Publishers Weekly, NewSouth Books’ upcoming edition of Mark Twain’s seminal novel “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” will remove all instances of the N-word — I’ll give you a hint, it’s not nonesuch — present in the text and replace it with slave.

“Race matters in these books,” Gribben told PW. “It’s a matter of how you express that in the 21st century.”

Unsurprisingly, there are already those who are yelling “Censorship!” as well as others with thesauruses yelling “Bowdlerization!” and “Comstockery!”

Their position is understandable: Twain’s book has been one of the most often misunderstood novels of all time, continuously being accused of perpetuating the prejudiced attitudes it is criticizing, and it’s a little disheartening to see a cave-in to those who would ban a book simply because it requires context.

On the other hand, if this puts the book into the hands of kids who would not otherwise be allowed to read it due to forces beyond their control (overprotective parents and the school boards they frighten), then maybe we shouldn’t be so quick to judge.

It’s unfortunate, but is it really any more catastrophic than a TBS-friendly re-edit of “The Godfather,” you down-and-dirty melon farmer.

He who controls the present, controls the pastHe who controls the past, controls the future. By scrubbing“The-Word-That-Must-Not-Be-Named” from novels, the offending word is removed forever from entering the vocabulary of impressionable young people who don’t understand yet that BRA dictates every level of their life and thereby ensuring that the aura surrounding the word will never fade.
Just like in Harry Potter, where anyone standing up to Voldemort will be instantly crushed, those who dare use “The-Word-That-Must-Not-Be-Named” will find a fate just as severe as what awaits a Muggle, witch or wizard in the world of J.K Rowling:

A federal jury will be asked to decide whether it is acceptable for an African American person, but not a white person, to use the “n” word in a workplace.

U.S. District Judge R. Barclay Surrick has ruled that former Fox29 reporter-anchor Tom Burlington’s lawsuit against the station, claiming a double standard and alleging that he was the victim of racial discrimination, may go to trial. However, Surrick denied Burlington’s claim of a hostile work environment.

Burlington, who is white, was fired after using the “n” word during a June 2007 staff meeting at which reporters and producers were discussing reporter Robin Taylor’s story about the symbolic burial of the word by the Philadelphia Youth Council of the NAACP.

Burlington, who began work at the station in 2004 and is now working as a real estate agent, was suspended within days and fired after an account of the incident was published in the Philadelphia Daily News. He alleges that he “was discriminated against because of his race,” according to court documents. He claims in his lawsuit that at least two African American employees at Fox29 had used the word in the workplace and were not disciplined.

The dispute began after Taylor, who is white, used the phrase the “n” word during the 2007 staff meeting. She said participants at the burial had said the full word “at least a hundred times or more,” according to court records.

“Does this mean we can finally say the word n-?” Burlington asked colleagues, according to depositions.

Nicole Wolfe, a producer and one of the three African American employees among the nine people at the meeting, exclaimed: “I can’t believe you just said that!”

No act of defiance in BRA is greeted with such exacting repercussions as what awaits the person who dares utter“The-Word-That-Must-Not-Be-Named” and expunging historical documents, fictional works and movies of such references to it forever ensures BRA’s hegemony over white people.
We at SBPDL have long looked at “The-Word-That-Must-Not-Be-Named” with curiosity, knowing full well the power the word has, yet feeling uncomfortable letting it escape our lips.
No more. Defiance to BRA means “The-Word-That-Must-Not-Be-Named” must be shouted aloud and one day, people will be mandated to say it 100 times over or for as long as it takes to forever remove the sting that the word holds.
A toleration of the continued censorship of “The-Word-That-Must-Not-Be-Named” means the continued existence of a world where men and women possessing the grace and stature of those who frequent The Nightly News or Thug Report will be continually celebrated.
You can’t bury the past, just as you can’t bury a word. Attempts make the past more palatable to the current zeitgeist only show the fear in the hearts and minds of those who pull BRA’s levers. Those who can see grow in number, with each passing event like the Mayfair Mall incident showed.
“The-Word-That-Must-Not-Be-Named” is known to all, and it will rise from the grave again.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

#65. A Bad Manicure

A billion dollar industry

Black women spend countless hours and billions of dollars a year because their own hair is unacceptable to them. Korean entrepreneurs reap the benefits of this mane-madness, owning a virtual monopoly on the industry from distributorship to the shops that Black women frequent (entrepreneurship and the depressing ratio of Korean-to-Black new business starts will be discussed later this month):

Today, there are over 9,000 Korean-owned beauty supply stores serving a billion dollar market for Black hair. Between manufacturing, distributing and selling these hair care products, Korean entrepreneurs appear to control all major components. Ranen was inspired to make his documentary because of what he saw as the injustice of unfair business practices.

“It’s really about allowing black manufacturers to get inside the distribution channel,” he said.  “‘I mean, if you ask me, ‘what is your vision for the future?’”  Well, right away, it’s a 100 black-owned stores opening up right next to Korean stores – a boycott until the Korean stores accept at least 20% black-owned manufactured products. Then we are talking about money in the community.”

We will learn later this week why Black entrepreneurs have yet to fill this void (it deals with a variety of factors, lest of which is a solid credit rating and receiving a loan).

It should be stated that this predilection for grooming ones hair utilizing aberrant methods has enriched many of the Black women working in the salon industry, those who have yet to sell their shops to immigrant entrepreneurs.

Multiple trips a month to the beauty salon help Black women perfect a hair style that is completely unnatural, but the desire to part with large amounts of money for the straightest locks has a match in the affections market for Black style.

No Black woman is complete without fake nails – preferably acrylic – and the desire to have the longest, most pretentious, colorful and ostentatious talons in the neighborhood drives them to endure torturous and expensive visits to the manicurists.

With Korean entrepreneurs providing the bulk of the services to these Black women delirious with notion of affixing Wolverine-like claws upon the end of their phalanges, a veritable cottage industry has arisen that has helped one segment of the population build-up savings while preying upon a narcissistic segment with an average net worth of $5 dollars.

Income inequality exists for a reason and the vainglorious obsession with fastening mini-knives upon ones fingers is a clear indicator of a luxury purchase as opposed to a need for Black people. Such Hate Facts are of trivial concern to a community that spends billions each year making their hair straight and white-looking and gluing protruding weapons of mini destruction upon their fingers.

68 percent of Black women say they buy because it makes them feel good and yet the finished product of using women’s hair from India and the procuring of acrylic nails as a fashion statement should raise serious questions about their fashion sense.

Attempts to scale back the dependence that Black women have on Korean-owned manicure shops have been greeted with an increased desire to have their nails done regardless of the implications of failing to buy Black.

In fact, the self-esteem boost Black women get from a trip to the manicurist is only equaled by their animosity at receiving a bad manicure:

A Volusia County woman was arrested after several 911 calls were made complaining about a bad manicure.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office says on Sunday Cynthia Colston, 44, from Deltona, was fighting with her nail technician at Central Nails on Elkcam Boulevard in Deltona because she apparently didn’t like the length of her nails.

Woman arrested for calling 911 to complain about manicure: MyFoxORLANDO.com

During the fight the nail technician was slightly injured but it was Colston who called Volusia County Sherriffs deputies to the salon.

Not to be outdone, one portly Black woman was charged extra for her visit to a manicurist because her corpulence stressed the weight capacity of the chair she sat in:
It’s normal practice for nail salons to charge for extra designs and services, but what about extra weight? According to WSB TV, that was exactly the case for Michelle Fonville. The Georgia woman received a startling surprise after receiving a manicure, pedicure and eyebrow arch from Natural Nails in Dekalb County, Georgia, when the owner tacked on an extra $5 dollars to her bill for being overweight.

Salon manager Kim Tran explained to Fonville that the extra fee was meant to cover the cost of replacing the $2,500 salon chair, in the chance that it broke.

“I said, Ma’am, you can’t charge me $5 more. That’s discrimination because of my weight,” Fonville told WSB TV.

According to the salon owner, the chairs are only meant to withstand 200 pounds and anything above that weight has the potential to damage the chairs.

“Do you think that’s fair when we take $24 [for manicure and pedicure] and we have to pay $2,500? Is that fair? No,” said Tran in her defense. Tran has since refunded Fonville her $5 and told her to take her business elsewhere.

Fonville, who was close to tears when given the news, would like more customers to learn about the salon’s unfair practices.

“The word has to get out there that these people are discriminating against us because of our weight,” she said. “I mean come on, we’re in America. You can’t do that.”

For those paying attention, if dietary habits continue unabated then in 30 years all Black women in America will be considered morbidly obese. Those extra dollars for straining the integrity of the manicurists chair will add up quickly for Korean-owned stores and stress the already dwindling bank accounts of image-obsessed Black women.

Worse, that $5 dollars could have represented her entire net worth.

With the amount of time, energy and money invested into their nails, Black women can scarcely tolerate a bad manicure. Lining the bank accounts of Korean immigrants with yet another visit to their shop is simply out of question as it should be obvious what is the next entry into the Stuff Black People Don’t Like.

The so-called jezebel or diva look is believed to be universally applicable to Black women, and a bad manicure threatens to sabotage en entire industry.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Youth Revolt in the Heartland: More than 100 Black people riot at Milwaukee Mall

“Youth” riot… Black youth riot

Mall envy. Dress codes. Curfews. Flash mobs terrorizing Philadelphia, Kansas City and other major cities.

Can you guess what racial group suffers from the symptoms of mall envy? How about the group that dress codes and curfews target most frequent? Perhaps you could take a stab at which group participated in flash mobs in many major American cities in 2010, based on the successful application of the answers procured from above.
Hint: the same group that decided vintage Air Jordan’s were worth rioting about in both Christmas of 2009 and 2010.
Though recognizing behavioral patterns frequently attributable to a certain demographic that develop from noticing events and crime rates at disparate locations across the country is immensely frowned upon in Black Run America (BRA), it is becoming increasingly noticeable that one particular racial group (we’ll call them “youths” as they do in France) have a propensity for displaying an inability of self-control.
Take for instance the actions of more than 100 “youth” in Milwaukee at the Mayfair Mall (nestled in a city of roughly 45,000 with a population that is just around two percent Black) that was forced to close due to disturbances by these precious “youth” that seem to be germane to one racial group that few dare name:

Police closed Mayfair Mall a half hour early Sunday evening after reports of gunfire somewhere near the mall.  The gunfire reports have not been verified.
The disturbance started when several teenagers started looting inside Boston Store, witnesses said.
A picture posted on JSOnline.com shows several clothing racks strewn across the floor.
Two hours after the mall closed, there were still crowds of teens in the area.
“Just trying to have fun,” a teenage boy told TODAY’S TMJ4 reporter Lauren Leamanczyk. Witnesses said teenagers continued causing problems after leaving Mayfair.
“They were at the bus stop and then they were running across the street toward BW’3’s,” one woman recounted. “And then at that time, they were jumping on cars and then almost playing like ditch it in the middle of the street with the cars.”
Wauwatosa police said they do not have anyone custody and that Chief Barry Weber would release more information Monday.
The newspaper in Buffalo was attacked by the parents and leaders of the “youth” community after the unflattering articles were published that brought to light the penchant for criminality that these “youth” seem incapable of straying from wherever they might reside.
Any media that dare point out who these “youth” are will be denounced vigorously by the community that spawned these “youth” and their Disingenuous White Liberals (DWL) enablers.
Another story on this “youth” riot can be found here:

“A crowd of like 50 to 60 kids just came barreling through the upstairs door at Boston Store, knocking down everything they could touch. They went running down the stairs. All that we heard was glass breaking. There was security yelling to every manager to lockdown the doors, lockdown the mall, lockdown the store,” the customer said.
That customer sent a few photos to 12 News that show mannequins and items knocked down inside Boston Store.
An employee at a different retailer inside the mall told 12 News that mall security was able to get shoppers out of the building within about 10 minutes, as retailers began to shut their storefront gates.
“With all the noise and bustle it definitely seemed like something was wrong. It felt like people were starting to panic. My employee said she heard glass breaking and so it did seem like it was getting out of control,” the employee said.
Mayfair Mall management released a statement late Sunday night:
“What occurred this afternoon appears to be a group of youth intent on disrupting the shopping experience at Mayfair. The safety and security of our visitors are always our top priority. This behavior is isolated and we will not condone it. To assist police earlier in identifying and apprehending suspects, we made the decision to close the mall shortly before our regular closing time. We anticipate there will be consequences as a result of what happened today.

We are thankful for the support of our public safety team and the Wauwatosa Police Department. We are even more thankful there were no injuries as a result of the youth’s careless actions.”

There are reasons why people hold stereotypes about the certain community that produced these “youth” and it is because of these stereotypes that the phenomenon known as Breathing while Black (BwB) exists. The actions of these “youth” help shape an image of an entire community on the brink of collapse, endangering the upper-class of the “youth” community in the process.
We’ll say what so many people instinctively understand, but because of zeitgeist of the day refrain from doing: the “youth” are Black people and any denouncing by city leaders of these Black people will bring about righteous indignation from the “youth” community leaders and parents.
After all, they are all great kids stuck in a highly segregated city where racism is the real culprit behind the Black kid’s inability to conform to society’s standards.
One prediction: 2011 will be the year that all online newspapers begin censoring comments on their Web sites. The Internet is the last bastion of freedom in America and soon that will gone.
Any criticism of “youth” and their community is not tolerated.

Video can be found here.

Update: the mall had a parental guidance rule (part of the Parental Guidance Program) that Black people protested back in 2009.

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