If the N-word were to be constantly repeated through multiple broadcast media sources for an extended period of time, is it possible that it would eventually lose all shock value and therefore no longer be offensive?
Let me flesh this out a bit better. As an example take an environment like 4chan. There they've come to use the term in so many random contexts that at times, its former meaning as an serious insult seems to have been washed away in the noise. Is it possible to apply this on a larger sociological scale? Publicly shaming people like Paula Deen is a good and necessary thing, yet portraying such attitudes as taboo seems to only reinforce their appeal. Is there a better way to assimilate or consume such an influence?
Last edited by Sir Legendhead; 06-21-2013 at 08:39 PM.
Last episode had a couple of issues with Skype and Callgraph (including losing a chunk of tape and dealing with multiple disconnects). It was also when I hit a real low point in both applying for jobs and juggling freelance stuff. Once we get the ball rolling again, I'll find time to stitch it all together.