Monday, June 06, 2011

This Is How You Understand Reclamation and Intersectionality

Jay Smooth talks to white rapper Brother Ali about the "n" word.

Remember kids- the rule for language reclamation is you either have one (cunt, pussy, etc) or are one (bitch, slut, etc) or you DON'T get to use the word. Even ironically. There is no amount of social justice work, or other oppressions that you might have, that erase your privilege in another area.

(disclaimer- I don't know who Brother Ali is, but I hope in his thoughts on oppression he includes us ladies too.)

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