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Richards: "Very Cool People" Use N-Word, Too

11/27/2006 10:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael RichardsMichael Richards' tour of contrition continued on Sunday when he appeared on the Rev. Jesse Jackson's radio show to apologize for his racist rant at a comedy club.

He said that he was "shattered" by his actions, and that his N-word-laced tirade towards black patrons at the Laugh Factory, shown exclusively on TMZ, came through him "like a freight train." What's more, Richards told Jackson that his rant was fueled more by anger than by prejudice. Still, Richards also tried to impute some of his racist screed to common vernacular. He said that he fears "young whites will think it's cool" to use such hateful slurs because they see "very cool people in the show business" using the word freely. Presumably, Richards wasn't referring to himself.


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31.

lili    

WAKE UP!!!

You can use the same words to mean 2 different things, all indicated by the pitch and tone of one's voice. When a black man says nigger to another black man, he is mocking the historic use of the word, and taking a typically very fearsome word, and using it as a term of endearment, kind of an identification of common suffering. Just like a jewish person can say ' i'm a jew" but a goy should never call comeone else a jew, rather say " a jewish person."

WHEN A WHITE MAN SAYS NIGGER, HE IS USING A WORD THAT HIS CULTURE CREATED TO LYNCH, BURN, TORTURE, DRAG-IN-THE-MIDDLE-OF-THE-NIGHT-AND-KILL, BEAT, WHIP A BLACK MAN.

NOT THE SAME!!!!!! AT ALL!!!

CHRIS ROCK MAKES JOKES, AND OBSERVATIONS ABOUT WHITE SOCIETY, AND MAKES JOKES ABOUT THE PAIN AND SUFFERING THAT BLACKS HAVE ENDURED AT THE HANDS OF WHITES.

THIS KRAMER CHARACTER TARGETTED MEMBERS OF HIS VIEWING AUDIENCE PERSONALLY, AND SPECIFICALLY, B/C THEY WERE LATE, AND MAKING NOISE.

UNACCEPTABLE!!!!

WAKE UP, ALL YOU INSENSITIVE FOLKS. HALF OF YOU "WHITE" FOLKS WITH CURLY HAIR THAT YOU HAVE TO STRAIGHTEN, FRIZZIER HAIR WHEN IT RAINS, SLIGHLTLY BROADER NOSES, YOU HAVE SECRET BLACK BLOOD THAT YOUR FAMILY HAD TO HIDE B/C NIGGERS WERE TORTURED!
LOOK UP YOUR DAMN ROOTS, YOU PEOPLE WHO ARE SO HATEFUL, WHO DARE EQUATE "CRACKER' WITH " NIGGER" AND FIND OUT IF YOU ARE NIGGERS YOURSELVES, AND SEE HOW IT WOULD FEEL TO HAVE A PERSON YELLING DIRECTLY AT YOU FROM THE STAGE.

THERE IS A WHOLE WEBSITE REGARDING "WHITES" FINDING OUT THAT THEY HAVE BLACK BLOOD, AND IT CHANGED THEIR LIVES. YES, WHITES THAT LOOK WHITE. SO STOP THIS INSENSITIVE HATE, B/C A BLACK MAN HAS THE RIGHT TO WALK IN LATE, AND NOT BE YELLED AT LIKE THAT.

2785 days ago
32.

Wicked    

Alix,

SHUT THE FVCK UP.

STAY MAD.

YOU LOSER

LOL


HAHAHAHAHAHHA


LOL

2784 days ago
33.

lili    

TW:

YOU PLEASE GO BACK TO THE INDENTURED SERVANT SHIP YOU CAME FROM. THIS IS NOT, GET IT , NOT YOUR COUNTRY. THIS COUNTRY BELONGS TO ALL OF US. Ha, ha ha ha.....wake up, imbecile.

Yes, people do need to know how to behave. THis is NOT the issue here. Get out of our country, b/c noone wants you here. Whites have constantly stolen from the Indians, the Blacks, THAT is the basis for your supposed superiority. Not intellect.

Guess what? The black people are staying, the races are here to live in harmony. Just because one white as*hole screamed and yelled does not mean that he speaks for all whites. This kind of behaviour is WORSE than what the hecklers did; if you view all of the tapes, they weren't hecklers, they were there celebrating a birthday party.

If this incident was so harmless, then why did the WHITES WHO WERE THERE WALK OUT?!?! EH?

I am European, ( and a recent US citizen) and I am disgusted by you (impure white americans anyway) and YOUR sense of false superiority. We Europeans find YOU crass, YOU have no class. So DO NOT speak for me. This temper tantrum was ATROCIOUS.

2784 days ago
34.

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dragnet- why did you become a US citizen if you hate us all so much? I guess that makes you an impure American too? Go back to Europe and take your monthly bath. And use soap this time. Your hate stinks and that's atrocious.

2784 days ago
35.

Stewey    

I'm so sick of all you closet biggots who come on the internet to voice your ignorant and pathetic opinions. Venues like this prove it - the only time you are "color blind" and sympathetic to the plight of others is when people know who you are. When you're hidden behind your computer screens you voice how you really feel and that is nothing but contempt and prejudice toward anyone who isn't white. Maybe if you got off your apathetic white asses once and a while and mingled with some actual non whites and got to know them on a personal level you wouldn't be so quick to pigeon hole entire races based on stereotypes and no experiences of your own. And I just love the ones of you who have one bad experience with someone non-white and then that gives you an excuse to hate an entire race. You all make me want to vomit. You are the reason this type of hatred still exists in the world - you are the reason people can't see past color and judge each individual based on their own merit. White people can walk into a room with a clean slate - other races have to come in and "prove" that they're not like "the others." And when you do meet someone of another culture that you deem acceptable, it doesn't change your opinion of the culture as a whole, just that person. That is pathetic and weak. Stop passsing this bullsh** on from one generation to the next. Why do people like you think you're better than ANYONE? If anything you are the lowest common denominator.

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