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How I handled the most recent caller to my show who called me a nigg$$r.

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People use the N-Word because they expect it to have a hurtful effect allowing the user to feel empowered. I have been saying for the longest time that I wish people would learn to accept selective words as simply hot vibrating air. Doing so disempower the user and can server to neutralize them altogether. That's what I did with a recent caller.

Over the years all the epithets used on me of every nature have simply bounced off. What I have started doing is forcing the attacker overtly or subliminally to acknowledge that their attempt at superiority results in the reverse. A few times I have even gotten apologies neither sought or desired.

The following is how I handled the most recent caller who called me a nigg$$r on air. The reality is I really feel a sense of sorrow for these folks.

 

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Egberto WilliesEgberto Willies is a political activist, author, political blogger, radio show host, business owner, software developer, web designer, and mechanical engineer in Kingwood, TX. Egberto is an ardent Liberal that believes tolerance is essential. His favorite phrase is "political involvement should be a requirement for citizenship". He believes that we must get away from the current policies that reward those who simply move money/capital and produce nothing tangible for our society. If a change in policy does not occur, America will be no different than many oligarchic societies where a few are able to accumulate wealth while (more...)
 
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