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When is it Okay to Say the 'N-Word'? Political Correctness with Slavoj Žižek



Here’s a fun one. I encourage progressive members of my audience to be charitable towards my views, and reactionary members of my audience to not get any ideas.

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Devin Byler
Devin Byler
1 year ago

First and foremost Vaush, I would like to say that I'm really enjoying your content. You've changed my whole perspective on how to go about praxis as a leftist. I agree with the sentiment you're getting at here in this video, but I'd have to disagree with you in one aspect. I'm not against people using slurs or derogatory language in a specific context, but to say the usage of it isn't telling enough is a bit worrying. I'll give you an example here. I am a trans woman, and often as a trans woman I will see groups of… Read more »

8bitkron1k
8bitkron1k
1 year ago

Vaush you sound like you're entitled like you're begging for a pass you feel like you already have.

Thomas Dupont
Thomas Dupont
1 year ago

I don' t have the time to watch this whole video, fuck it but i'm curious to ear some american citizens here regarding what they think about my non anglo saxon view on this (sorry for the broken english): I always found this word prohibition futile even though i kinda understand why it becames like this at some point regarding us history. Still, in the long run it's like putting a bandaid on a wooden leg in my opinion plus It seems to me that it gives more power to the word in the end. This "n word" things exist… Read more »

Josh 'Kiss ya homies goodnight' Carter
Josh 'Kiss ya homies goodnight' Carter
1 year ago

35:40 ARE YOU TELLING ME THAT ZIZEK HAD THE N WORD PASS THE WHOLE PETERSON DEBATE AND DIDNT FLEX HIS LEVEL 8 WOKENESS?????

Aaron Rainbolt
Aaron Rainbolt
1 year ago

Sorry. Jokingly saying the N word in private is stupid. It's just ignorant and just saying "I'm not racist" doesn't make your language better. Is it harmful to others? Idk. I have no reason to ever say a word thats used to call people slaves. And i have no reason to let the people around me use it.

Aaron Rainbolt
Aaron Rainbolt
1 year ago

I was not expecting him to say "nigga" out of nowhere

Joseph Nelson
Joseph Nelson
1 year ago

Uh oh…. I think Im parasocializing.

Felipe Hindi
Felipe Hindi
1 year ago

What people are missing is that in certain contexts ~the joke~ of jokes about marginalized groups is precisely their preposterousness. Put more simply: the joke of these jokes are not marginalized groups, but these jokes themselves.

QuinnOMatic
QuinnOMatic
1 year ago

This has challenged my views considerably and I am here for it.

Megan Tron
Megan Tron
1 year ago

Not too long ago, I was training for a new job as a caregiver and encountered a lot of the politically correct language Zizek talks about. For instance, one of the courses I had to complete was called Right Response, in which we were taught how to react when clients act violently towards us. My issue is that forcing us to adopt such language subtly and unnecessarily serves to reinforce the power dynamic between authority and worker. Simply uttering the name of the course implies that any disagreements workers have are wrong by default, and that the people making the… Read more »

Samuel Oak
Samuel Oak
1 year ago

Vaush watches JoJo

Jeremy
Jeremy
1 year ago

Love you Vaush. But you seem unaware of the work on "hipster racism" (a technical term) by Rachel Dubrofsky and Megan W. Wood. In their work they argue that even making racist jokes ironically to a small group (or believing you are too woke to be racist) is still racist. Also, you seem to have confused the intent of contrapoint's video "The Darkness". In that video she argues that she should be able to make dark jokes about being trans without invoking the criticism of other trans people. Making jokes about marginalised identities that you don't belong to is still… Read more »

Cody Mintz-Thibault
Cody Mintz-Thibault
1 year ago

He sniffles because of sinuses, but the slurred quality of his accent is due to air passing along the sides of his tongue, instead of over the top of it. The term is lateral lisp, or slushy lisp. Lots of things can cause it, but it's a Zizek specific thing, not a regional accent as some people think.

spacepan
spacepan
1 year ago

the stigma surrounding "the n word" reflects poorly upon the black community and its white "allies."

MomoTheBellyDancer
MomoTheBellyDancer
1 year ago

In all honesty, I have a tough time listening to Žižek because of his awful lisp, which seems to get worse with age. This is why I prefer reading his stuff.

Branden Sandberg
Branden Sandberg
1 year ago

There's a Patton Oswalt has a joke about this type of matter

Arim Oh
Arim Oh
1 year ago

Hey white boy why don't you talk about the killing of white farmers in south africa. Also after the blacks drove the white farmers out of Zimbabwe the country suffered from famines and starvation.

Wilco
Wilco
1 year ago

Fuck Zizek. In what sense does he think it's acceptable to just approach his black fanbase with some racial humor?? White dudes are fucking weird and entitled beyond measure.

Eggonomic Miracle
Eggonomic Miracle
1 year ago

My friends ironically calling me an oily bohunk: funny
Some uppity Anglo/German disparagingly referring me as an oily bohunk(it’s happened, somehow in the 21st century): not funny

Hunter Lyon
Hunter Lyon
1 year ago

For someone frequently using the tautology of saying "This is not racist because I am not a racist," it sure is weird how jokes are the only reason and only example being mentioned here as ever warranting usage of the slurs by out-groups.

228 subscribers with out a video
228 subscribers with out a video
1 year ago

Nigga

pixel
pixel
1 year ago

you don't have the authority to speak on the subject of racism.

No Service
No Service
1 year ago

Yeet yeet nigga

No Service
No Service
1 year ago

It's okay to say the n word

Miles Evangelista
Miles Evangelista
1 year ago

Took me a bit to stop being wary cos, I tend to not trust who blames Trump on pc culture, and I'm not sure Zizek was the best example for correct context and frame, at least from the video, it's easy to think that he just got lucky that the guys laughed, yours was a better example.
(just a critic, not canceling anyone)

Joe Jack
Joe Jack
1 year ago

It's all about the difference between using language to enable and enhance intimacy or using language as a mean to establish or enhance your (alleged) superiority.

Eric Brooks
Eric Brooks
1 year ago

It is impossible to fully understand the context that you are saying something in. You can not even know what is going on in your wife's head. It is gibberish to say that "My wife is not racist." Racism is not binary. Furthermore, people change. You could divorce tomorrow. Three years down the road your wife could become a white supremecist, emboldened by your shared "non-problematic n-word usage" which she misinterpreted as guised racism on your part. If you want to make the "Do you really believe I am that clueless about what my wife thinks?" argument, then consider whether… Read more »

Jello Spade
Jello Spade
1 year ago

It’s ok for a white person to say the N word if they’re in a Quentin Tarantino movie.

Djuan Eastman
Djuan Eastman
1 year ago

Zizek is correct on this one. It's funny as hell to see the confusion it caused. Start with the controversial viewpoint that those of us that live with racism understand racism from birth understand racism. I know, that’s a stretch in 2019 but see it as a possibility. That was the assumption Zizek came into the conversation with. He had faith that they would understand the joke. I’ve had many experiences like that, near all of them pleasant. As far as the useless distraction that popped up because he admitted to using the n-word, Vaush is actually doing shit. That… Read more »

Mighty Mart
Mighty Mart
1 year ago

aah Beardy VonSoyboy and his manbun defending the monirities, of course, could you be more typical ?

Leo Gorgone
Leo Gorgone
1 year ago

Political correctness is such a bullshit concept which exists for the purpose of blending together genuine anti-racism, anti-sexism etc with hypersensitivity and we can no longer do one without being accused of the other.

T.H.M. Productions
T.H.M. Productions
1 year ago

Nigga nigga nigga nigga

T.H.M. Productions
T.H.M. Productions
1 year ago

Nigga

T.H.M. Productions
T.H.M. Productions
1 year ago

Nigga

T.H.M. Productions
T.H.M. Productions
1 year ago

Nigga

T.H.M. Productions
T.H.M. Productions
1 year ago

Nigga

T.H.M. Productions
T.H.M. Productions
1 year ago

Nigga

Bob Rob
Bob Rob
1 year ago

Another neckbeard socialist who lives with mom has all the answers for everything.

keith erickson
keith erickson
1 year ago

i'm just here to watch the male version of triggly-puff. with his beard hiding his weak chin and his man-bun looking ever so gay, all that is missing is his gay soy latte.say hi to mom Triggly-boy and ask her to bring me down a sammich and some lunch ables

BashOn
BashOn
1 year ago

Holy fuck, these Avallone fanboys in the comments are unironcially exposing their age and brain capacity with the type of insults I'm seeing. yikes

colton wilson
colton wilson
1 year ago

Just watch the Tana Mongeau Content Cop. It's a sixth of the length of this video and has iDubbbz in it. What more could you want?

The Crimson Drummer
The Crimson Drummer
1 year ago

I think the movie Get Out really touched on (and revealed to me) the issue of subtle racism and racist tension between supposed liberal white people and black people

Anon Mom
Anon Mom
1 year ago

N

Thay-oh
Thay-oh
1 year ago

I fullheartedly disagree with your sentiment, that calling Zizek a reactionary makes you a sectarian. I admit that I'm an anarchist, but I've calling Zizek a sectarian back in the day when I called myself a communist. I personally call Zizek a reactionary because he is one. Plane and simple as that. It's not because his leftist ideology isn't pure enough. If that were the case then I would say that him being a marxist inherently makes him problematic. Or I would say that he isn't good enough because he isn't marxist enough, he even said it in his debate… Read more »

Shtoops _
Shtoops _
1 year ago

You just need to get the n-word pass lol

seto749
seto749
1 year ago

This is coming across as secondarily a veiled attempt to justify bullying gays with the F word and shaming those of us who won't jump through the One Good Gay hoop and call it hilarious. Of course people who are the object of a joke using nasty words have every right to give it a pass. And there is merit to the surface-over-substance argument. (I accept that the presenter engages with racism without reinforcing it, but he certainly reinforces anti-gay attitudes, although I'll readily accept that he is pro-LBTQ+.) I don't actually want people who are so inclined to stop… Read more »

Elijah Miller
Elijah Miller
1 year ago

Similar thing with hollywood, whenever a movie comes out that uses N word in a satiracle or historical context you get alot of lefty white people openly outraged over it. Meanwhile black people don't(for the most part) give a fuck.

Albino Quiche
Albino Quiche
1 year ago

If i say nigga. Did a bone break? Are you bleeding? Are you dying? No. You arent. Idc if you call me a cracker. Quit being weak. It is a word.

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