To be sure, there are some conservatives denouncing the term that is the subject of the Chip Saltsman controversy, and many who have not been heard from yet. It remains to be seen where the conservative establishment comes down on this.
In both cases, the key to the defense of these terms was the fact that a black person had used the terms self-referentially.
As a lover of satire myself, though, I thought I'd contribute my own helpful ditty into the mix. To the tune of "Sexyback," here's "I'm Bringin' Negro Back."
I'm bringin' "negro" back,
Them other white folks don't know how to act.
It's OK if it's said first by a black
Then it's satire and not a race attack.
Y'know what else would be really funny and satirical? You could put up "Colored Only" signs at water fountains to mock segregation! Yeah! Wow, the possibilities are endless.
This is a free country, we have freedom of speech, and if you want to say "negro," you are free to do so. But then, other people are free to respond with their freedom of speech. You are then free to whine about it and call it satire. Others are then free to point out that you're no Jonathan Swift, or in any way swift. And so on.
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