WILL THIS EFFORT MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN HOUSTON?
The Insite received this press release Monday. It’s from the former Fort bend County NAACP President Tammie Campbell. She’s actually picked a day the ‘N’ word will be buried in Houston. Here is the press release I received. I’d also like to hear from you if you think this idea will work locally:
(Nigger 1574-2007), They say nothing can live forever and the N-Word, the most lethal, terrorizing, destructive, derogatory ethnic slur created and used by mankind, will finally meet its fate on Saturday, July 7, 2007, at 9:00 am. This interment celebration will be held at Houston Memorial Gardens, 2426 Cullen Blvd, Pearland, Texas 77233. It is open to the public. Although not required, we are requesting all attendees to wear white and all supporters to display their headlights when driving.
Tammie Lang Campbell, Founder/Executive Director of the Honey Brown Hope Foundation, a non-profit childrens writing and cultural literacy organization, is heading this initiative. She was the first to petition Merriam Websters Dictionary in 1991 to remove or change its definition of the N-word, which resulted in NAACP Region Six adopting it as a resolution and presenting it at the National NAACP Conference. Additionally, Merriam Webster revised the definition in its 1993 edition.
Mrs. Campbell said, Im calling upon all blacks and urging them not to participate in self-condemnation by looking the other way when the N-word is used among blacks. Blacks rationalizing that the N-word is not equally created and used will not take away their pain, suffering, and dehumanization when other races inflict this ethnic slur upon them. She also stated, Dont be fooled into believing that the N-word is an issue for Blacks Only. Eradicating this evil ethnic slur is the responsibility of humanity because blacks didnt create the N-word.
Although Brazoria community failed to support Mayor Corley in banning the N-word, New York City Council voted unanimously 49-0 to ban the use of this racial slur earlier this year. Councilman Leroy Comrie sponsored this resolution. As part of his nationwide effort to stop the use of the N-word, he is joining Houstonians as the keynote speaker at the interment celebration on Saturday, July 7th.
Councilman Comrie said that as a community, we are no longer going to silently stand by and watch our children wallow in cultural ignorance. His words convey a powerful message to the public at large.