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I didn't know white soldiers can call black soldiers niggers to their face and no one does anything....when everyone there is serving the same purpose.....


White people let me ask you a question: Why does your race of people call black people niggers?

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You are all correct. While I was out driving this morning, I got convicted because I felt I presented the question the wrong way. It could've been worded differently and I didn't have any intention on offending anyone. I APOLOGIZE TO EVERYONE I'VE OFFENDED. It was clearly not my intention.


My son and I are very close and when he told me about his experience I was floored because I just knew things like that wasn't happening to him. He has never been in a situation like that before and he was upset. I thought the military was about brotherhood and closeness in addition to why you are there to serve.

I never thought that type of stuff would ever come up....... but thank you everyone. Your posts made me realize I was wrong.......



I'm sure Angela when you wrote this you were very upset and I would have been too. my son is 1/4 filipino and is sometimes mistaken for hispanic, So my family knows all about being offended. His instructor at GL even called him hispanic before.  I brought my children up to NEVER use that word I hate it,  I dispise it, it makes me sick to my stomach, I think all the opinions stated on her were spot on.  He will find his way,  my son has made many many friends off ALL races and nationalites.  Good luck and definately he should report it to his superior. 


Like most mama bear (me included), you came out swinging - don't worry about it - it's OK now. Apology accepted gladly. What bothers most of us is that this is happening TODAY. I believe this has to be an isolated incident because I saw no evidence of any discrimination at the military functions and events I have attended. At my son's OCS, the general who presided over the pass in review was black as were a number of the officer candidates.

Please let us know that your son was able to contact someone on this. Our Angie will be able to help. Good luck.

Thank You Everyone!!!!!
I posted the website above that explains the USN's policy on topic's like this.
BTW Angela,  Awesome picture on your profile! Im sure you are very proud.

To answer the question, "Why does your race of people call black people niggers?"


I have never been racist in my life - NEVER. My two best friends (I was like 5 and my dad was still in the USN at the time) were African American. Back then "racism" didn't exist to me because I was too young to understand. Anyhow, but since then I've never really had African American friends. Not because I chose not to hang around them but because living where I do now there really aren't that many around. Most of the ones I see are the ones that think they are tough and cause trouble and that's why a lot of people here use the "n word" a lot. In my opinion, the "n word" is ANYONE (black, white, etc) that is ignorant. Just throwing that out there... I don't really have anything more to say about this other than the Armed Forces should not tolerate such behavior... 

You may want to re read your comments..!! Seriously, choose "not to hang around THEM"..and "the ones"..Jeeze, very sad..


This is 2011..wake up..People are people..NOT groups.

What I would like to interject into this discussion, which it truly is (thank you all), would be this.  If black "brothers" and "sisters" use that word in their own conversations, doesn't that give the word a sense of acceptance?  I'm a native Chicagoan and as anyone who has been here knows that this city is a veritable melting pot of races.  I grew up and went to school with representatives of all races and I have never, ever called a person that name.  How do you get young black people to understand that they are themselves contributing to the problem?

I don't mean it like that. >./p>

Sorry! I'm just sayin'

The N word and the thoughts and feelings that prompt its use are an infection.  They infect our country's speech, our attitudes, the way we treat each other and the way we think about one another.  Sometimes people try to "vaccinate" themselves and their friends from its power by frequent exposure.  I think this is a mistake.  It just spreads the poison.  What can we do to stop this horrible infection?  We're doing it.  We never use this word or any other like it.  We don't tolerate it when other people use it.  We don't accept "I didn't mean it that way" or "White people can be Ns too".  We don't spread the infection.  We do our part.  Not saying the word is the first step to not thinking the word.  It's not success but it's a start and we have to start somewhere.  Is it taking too long?  Of course it is.  But I am bi-racial.  Twenty years ago when I filled out forms when it came to race I had to check "other".  Because it said to just check one and "other" was the ONE that fit.  It's slow, but it's progress. 


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