N-word Pass

N-word Pass

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Updated Mar 17, 2019 at 07:39AM EDT by Y F.

Added Feb 15, 2019 at 03:12PM EST by Don.

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N-word Pass refers to jokes about a satirical permit which grants the owner the ability to say the "n-word."


The idea of the N-word Pass is related to the "N Word Privileges" trope, which has a long history in pop culture as cataloged on the TV Tropes[5] database. On June 13th, 2012, a listcle titled "Top 4 White People That Get The 'N-Word' Pass" was published on the hip-hop news site Hot97.[6]


On June 5th, 2018, Urban Dictionary[2] user DefiningJusticeFromAssholes submitted an entry for "N-Word Pass," defining it as "an unwritten pass that allows you to say the n-word ONCE!" (shown below).

N-Word Pass An unwritten pass that allows you to say the n-word ONCE! Does not expire. Can only administered by black people. Can be traded for sex and/or Pokemon cards. Jerome gave me an N-word pass but I used it instantly

On November 12th, YouTuber Nass is Secretly a Pikmin uploaded a video a titled "The Penguins of Madagascar: Operation N-W.O.R.D.", in which Barack Obama grants an "n-word pass" (shown below).

On January 17th, 2019, Redditor lilbushplane submitted a photoshopped image featuring photographs of Barack Obama with the caption "The N-Word Pass" to /r/PewDiePieSubmissions[4] (shown below). Within one month, the post garnered more than 5,000 points (95% upvoted) and 60 comments.

THE N-WORD PASS Signed and approved by (Barack Obama) 8i

The following day, Redditor WinstonIsHarambe submitted a post titled "How to get N-Word Pass 2019 100% Works" to the /r/copypasta[3] subreddit, where it gathered upwards of 6,200 points (94% upvoted) and 170 comments within 28 days.

Maryland High School Passes

On February 13th, 2019, the @TheScoop_US Twitter feed posted a video about students who were handing out "N-word passes" at the Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland (shown below).

That day, the webcomic Martian Magazine[1] uploaded a comic in which a boy discovers an "N-word Pass" inside a Wonka chocolate bar (shown below).

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External References

[1] Martian Magazine – Pure Imagination

[2] Urban Dictionary – N-Word Pass

[3] Reddit – /r/copypasta

[4] Reddit – /r/PewDiePieSubmissions

[5] TV Tropes – N Word Priviliges

[6] Google cache – Top 4 White People That Get The N-Word Pass

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Seriously? "Hateful and offensive"? You do know those N-word passes wouldn't be valid, right? And that it's just a little joke referencing a meme? People can be so thin-skinned these days.
Of course, if those passes are signed by a genuine African-American, then they're fully valid and a real problem.


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