On May 5, 2015, Lawrence O’Donnell had the best expose in his “Rewrite” part of his program I’ve heard to date on the word “THUG” – see, I’m probably close to him in age, and I never associated the word “THUG” with any ethnic group, but rather with anyone, white, black, Asian, Latino, and honestly male or female, if they were acting in a criminal way – if they were being a bully – if they were abusing their “power”.
I’m not sure I even know when “THUG” became just a word to refer to African-Americans? And, when did “THUG” replace the “N” word? I guess it’s a good thing I caught this segment of Mr. O’Donnell’s piece on his program “The Last Word” with Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC or I would probably have never known and would have offended at least one or more of my black friends. And that would never be in my heart, so as a word of caution to the rest of you, my friends & readers, I’ve included the video here for you to watch for yourself. And, to decide for yourself whether you will or will not be using the word “THUG” anymore?