I'm sure that by now, most know something about the various sites that have exploded the social networking craze("myspace.com" being
the most well-known). In the same vein of these competitive heavyweights, smaller offerings have cropped up. Of all the tiny upstarts and copycats, the most disturbing and saddening of them all(in regard to the principles of the Black Salvage) is this site, "niggaspace.com". Since I'm left with the task of describing this website for the uninformed, it is, in the creator’s own words, “a place fo’ niggas”.
Anyone who knows anything can imagine that the majority of the user profiles on this site belong to young black males and females. Regardless of that fact, and also the fact that many whites post profiles on the site to incite humor, “niggaspace.com” is a prime example of what counteracts with positive forces trying to engage and inspire young blacks.
I don’t find it necessary to recite volumes on the past and present condition of the African American, but I will mention that blacks are at the bottom of the totem pole in the
I could not, in my most valiant efforts, locate “wetbackspace.com”, “chinkspace.com”, or “hymiespace.com” (though “honkyspace.com” is supposedly in development). I don’t know that I should be so surprised. I ask why African-Americans are the only ones who must insist upon calling upon one another with racial slurs?
“Niggaspace.com” has a message from it’s creator on the homepage. It is as follows:
“This site is in no way meant to be racist.
A common endearing term used by many black people is, "nigga" not to be confused with a different and offensive term, "nigger". The word, "nigga" is in rap songs, daily conversations, on TV, etc. yet the word still has so much mixed emotions attached. One of my intentions is for this word to no longer have such mixed emotions. Part of my intention for this site is for the word nigga to embody images of brotherhood, and fraternity rather than images of ignorance and hate.
How great would it be, if the mixed emotions that this word carries along with it, were stripped down to something more positive? Only positive.
Of course there are going to be two sides to this, but just know that intentions are noble. So create an account, and start the revolution!”
I don’t like wasting my time on stupid people but for the sake of the Black Salvage, I feel as though I must. The reason other races don’t call each other the racial slurs they’ve been labeled with by other races, is that the words themselves have a history, even if it is ignored or forgotten. Why people must put their time into such wastes is perplexing. I guess for the website’s creator and supporters, the genocides in
One final thing; if the creator wants to destroy "images of ignorance and hate", why, in the logo(shown above), does he depict black men with gold chains around their neck, which further stimulates the prominent stereotype that blacks are materialistic fools.
If it matters, the anonymous creator of “niggaspace.com” goes simply by the name of Tyrone. That he chose this pseudonym over all others gives me no further reason to go on.
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