It’s no secret that everybody hates Mondays. It’s the first day from the weekend and time for most of us to hit the pavement and go back to work as the picture above shows it in such a humorous way.
Since I don’t watch the news, social media is pretty much the only way I stay in touch what’s going on with the world. While surfing Facebook yesterday, I came across a post by V-103 about how radio personality Ryan Cameron had never heard of ‘Monday’ being used as a racial slur. Well, I have to say he wasn’t the first because I had never heard it either. Curious to find out more about it, I went to Google for answers.
According to Urban Dictionary, Monday is a code word for n*gger that came from a comedian’s routine, who shall remain nameless on this site. The term allegedly originated in Boston and is heavily used to describe black people as n*ggers without being considered racist or on the sly so to speak. To my surprise, it was also found on Wikipedia under list of ethnic slurs:
“ Monday(US) A black person. Popularized by [nameless] stand up at Def Jam.”
After extensive research, I learned that this whole ‘Monday’ thing has been floating around for quite some time and ran across the most recent story about a Boston Red Sox baseball player, Carl Crawford, had experienced being called a ‘Monday’ by a fan.
Crawford first said a fan called him a “racial slur” following the Manchester Fisher Cats’ 11-3 victory over Portland at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. He elaborated on the allegation Friday night.
Speaking in the Red Sox clubhouse before the series opener against the Yankees, Crawford said he was signing autographs pregame when the fan called him a “Monday.” This is a less familiar racial epithet, one many people might not know as a derogatory term. Urban Dictionary defines “Monday” as “Another way of saying [the N-word] without getting caught.”
I’m seriously so over all this racism and racial slurs. It’s bad enough where the word originated and the fact that WE still use it, but it’s like when will it end? It’s like we’re here, y’all brought us here, we’re free now so you mad though?
Have you ever been called a ‘Monday?’ Did you know what it meant? What would you do if someone called you a ‘Monday?’
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