Nigaz name sparks racism debate

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    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8130334.stm

    A marketing blunder in Nigeria has got online communities all of a twitter, after a joint oil and gas venture with Russia was named Nigaz.

    Russia's Gazprom and Nigeria's state-operated NNPC formed the company - pronounced "nye-gaz" - last week.

    Nigerians No Nigaz, a group formed on the social networking site Facebook, says the name could be pronounced in a way offensive to black people.

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    I think the N world is offensive and nobody should use it, not even rappers. Many people think its OK if black people use on themselves, but thats like insulting your own race. Just coz they're black, doesn't mean they have a right to use it.
     
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