It appears that another white celebrity has stepped in some dog doo-doo” (I crack myself up sometimes…lol), over using the N-word during a tirade. Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman got caught making offensive remarks on an audio taped phone conversation he was having with his son, who is dating a Black woman. Below is a part of the transcript:

I don’t care if she’s a Mexican, a whore or whatever. It’s not because she’s black, it’s because we use the word nigger sometimes here. I’m not gonna take a chance ever in life of losing everything I’ve worked for for 30 years because some fucking nigger heard us say nigger and turned us in to the Enquirer magazine. Our career is over! I’m not taking that chance at all! Never in life! Never! Never! If Lyssa [Dog’s daughter] was dating a nigger, we would all say ‘fuck you!’ And you know that. If Lyssa brought a black guy home ya da da… it’s not that they’re black, it’s none of that. It’s that we use the word nigger. We don’t mean you fucking scum nigger without a soul. We don’t mean that shit. But America would think we mean that. And we’re not taking a chance on losing everything we got over a racial slur because our son goes with a girl like that. I can’t do that Tucker. You can’t expect Gary, Bonnie, Cecily, all them young kids to [garbled] because ‘I’m in love for 7 months’ – fuck that! So, I’ll help you get another job but you can not work here unless you break up with her and she’s out of your life. I can’t handle that shit. I got ’em in the parking lot trying to record us. I got that girl saying she’s gonna wear a recorder…”

Now for the obvious. Duane issued an apology, stated that he is not a racist, proclaimed his love and respect for Black people, met with his spiritual adviser Rev. Tim Storey (who he was quick to point out is Black), and contacted the Rev. Al Sharp[tongue] to “make things right again”. A&E network has also suspended the show for the foreseeable future season and hopes that Duane continues the “healing process” that he has begun.

I started thinking about this whole ordeal and I came to the conclusion that Duane is playing this all wrong. I think he would have been much better served if he had contacted Nas, who is about to release an album entitled “Nigger” on December 11th. Nas states: “Right now, we’re on a whole new movement. We’re taking power [away] from that word.” Duane could have then claimed that he is now committed to this “new movement” and is in collaboration with the rapper to take power away from the N-word. He and Michael Richards (Kramer from the t.v. show Seinfeld), could then go on tour with Nas after he drops his new CD. They can dub it: “Save the N-word Tour“. Paris Hilton, who also had her own “nigger” moment, could also jump on board. She claims to be seeking to do something meaningful with her life after her stint in jail. Duane, Mikey and Paris could be the opening acts and start the show off by reprising their “nigger” laced tirades. 

I then began to brainstorm (which is not necessarily a good thing) what else this “new movement” by Nas, Duane, Mikey and Paris could do to take the power away from the N-word. Then it hit me… it was an epiphany…. an enlightenment! Why not start a petition to lobby the government…. no…. lobby the United Nations to declare a “NIGGER DAY” !?  Let’s have one day, every year, right around the world…. let’s say…. March 1st…. right after Black History Month…. when we can call each other “nigger” without any repercussions. Regardless if you are black, white, yellow, red or brown, male or female, young or old….. on NIGGER DAY we can all call each other “nigger” or use it anyway we like in a sentence or conversation. Politicians, religious leaders, celebrities, media personalities, comedians, business leaders, scientists, professors, Nobel laureates…. right down to your boss, co-workers, your landlord, cab drivers, etc., would be free to unburden themselves and say what is really on their mind with no fear of reprisal for that one day.      

Think of it…. if we had a NIGGER DAY, then Duane could have waited until that day to go into his tirade and there would be no problem. I could show up at work in the morning and greet my boss (who is white) with “Good Morning nigger” and he could shake my hand and pat me on the head and respond truthfully, without any apprehension: “No you’re my nigger…. in fact you’re the only nigger here“. Then we can all have a good laugh and slap each other on the back as we go get coffee. That person at work, church, school, etc., who you just don’t like or maybe you do like, well you can “nigger” them all day long… for a whole 24 hours! Over time, after a few years, we’ll all get “niggered” out and the word won’t be a big deal anymore…. the power will truly be taken away from that word.

This “new movement” of Nas, Duane, Mikey and Paris can lead us to that glorious day, NIGGER DAY, that Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., dreamed about and died for. That day when we let the freedom to use the word “Nigger” anytime and anywhere ring. When we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the new Negro spirituals: “nigga dis, nigga dat; nigga you and nigga me; u mah nigga; die nigga die; nigga, nigga, nigga”!!!