Monday, May 26, 2008

Norwegians debate the word Neger

Apparently Norway sees nothing wrong with the N word since in their language a black person is refered to as Neger. It has been in use since around the 17th Century and they don't see why they should take it out of their vocabulary. The origin of the word is still sketchy. And they claim that its not meant as an offense and see no reason to take it out.

I have however heard that it is derived from Nigeria and Niger. Both countries in Africa. The Norwegian situation poses a real dilema. Do we the offended, have a right to to go to Norway and tell them what they should take out of their language?