In the ‘about’ section of the site, Niggaspace, it reads “You definitely don’t have to be black to join! We just want to embrace the black culture that continues to innovate and strive!”
Ahh yes. What better way is there to embrace black culture than to give a nod to the race’s most noted slur.
Site creator, “Tyrone,” on Niggaspace:
This is in no way meant to be racist. Moreover, it’s supposed to bring a community of people together, rather than apart.
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. I want the word to unify a people who have made so many strides in society. I do not wish for the word to conjur up images of hate or ignorance, rather images of brotherhood.
How great would it be, if the mixed emotions that this word carrie 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.
In the article posted on Mediabistro.com, “Tyrone” declines to confirm his race, because in his words he can see, “blood being shed” over the site’s use of the word “nigga.” “Tyrone” advises people not to confuse the word “nigga” with “nigger.” The article also includes this quote: “Martin Luther King had his mission lined up, and he was assassinated.”
What we have here is a racist white person mocking black people for profit. Why Niggaspace? Well if you look at the bottom of the main page Google Adsense is up. Naturally a site called Niggaspace would garner some interest, leading to increased hits. Attention + hits + Google ads = $$$.
If you have a couple of minutes, click here and send the people over at Adsense a nice little message.