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How did the N-word get to be so common in hip-hop culture, and why is it used so casually among certain black communities?

The use of Nigga/Nigger by blacks to describe other blacks is not a hip-hop thing. It’s been happening conversationally in black communities for over 100 years; it just seems more prevalent because white folks are listening to the music made by blacks, and black music has become increasingly vulgar in the past 25 years.

As for why they use the word, its common for a specific group to take on negative words used against them in an effort to empower themselves with a sense of pride.

For instance look at homosexuals who commonly call each other Fag or southern whites who call each other Rednecks. They can call each other that but when someone outside of their group says it they would still be offended. No difference.


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Why is the “humans only use 10% of their brain” concept is untrue?

As Dr Steve Novella memorably put it (paraphrased), you never hear anyone say, “the good news is that he was shot in the 90% of the brain we don’t use.”

The truth is that we use the entire thing, but not necessarily at the same time. Bits become more or less active as you do this and that, but over the course of normal life you use all of it. The brain uses up far too high a portion of your energy budget to be allowed to go unused. Natural selection won’t allow that.


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no one will ever understand the deep fucking connection I have with this film

For real though

John Hughes was the king of cinema for generations of teenagers.

Such an important film.  There hasn’t been a coming-of-age film like it since.  Truly.  It’s a lost genre.  Also an incredible soundtrack full of great music from its era.

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