This one has been bothering me for a while and I think it’s time to finally address it.
For a few years now I’ve been unfortunate enough to be in the presence of lots of white people, traditionally white males, that use the word “ninja” instead of the “N” word in a way that completely mimics the usage of the “N” word in African-American culture.
At first I guess I didn’t pick up on it. I found it completely odd that the word “ninja” all of a sudden became popular with white males. At the time that ninja show on G4 was super popular so I took it as being something having to do with that. However, I quickly caught on that they were actually switching it out for the most taboo word in America.
Let me say this about the subject. It is completely wrong and distasteful to say “ninja”, white people. You aren’t fooling anybody. I know that you enjoy Dave Chappelle’s comedy and like Lil Wayne, but you are not down with jack shit using pseudo racist terms in the company of your BFFs. If you think it’s cool and don’t care about your ignorance, why not go for the money shot and just start using the “N” word? Honestly, it’s what you mean to begin with. You are not being secretive…we all know what you mean, so how about you stop. Okay?
As a society, we are trying to put past ignorance behind us and NOT find new ways of reviving it. With all of the tension created by having our first Black president and Black Democratic congressmen being called the “N” word and spit upon for wanting people to have health care coverage, this shit cannot stand.
The Digital One