posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 10:50 PM
Although I assume most people get it, there are some who do not. The use of the 'n-word' amongst Blacks, who use it as a common reference to each
other, is mostly due to ignorance. It is also out of self-hatred and loss of a sense of self-worth. Generation after generation it was ingrained in
their minds, that they were nothing more than a 'n-word', and many of them now-a-days truly see themselves as just that, a 'n-word'. This is
Now to the contrary, some Blacks will tell you they use it as admiration for each other, to make it their word and take its power out of it being used
against them by Whites for so long. And as clever as that may sound, it still is ignorant at best. So it may just be a word, but it is a word with a
strong negative impact, and that is why everybody, particularly non-Black people, should not use it.
Like some one stated before, its impact is in the context of how it is used, but even when used in its least negative context, it is still ignorant at
best. Have some compassion and use some wisdom when talking about these subjects people. Our society always seems to take things for granted, like
racial relations, until the SHTF and its too late. This is a fine line, tread lightly.
ps. And for the White people who hang around Black people and are also commonly addressed as "what up nukka" or "my nigga", understand that as fun
or light as that may sound, it still showing a high level of ignorance and loss of self-worth. Tell your friends to chill out with that bs. I hate
nothing more than when a white person, or even a asian or hispanic person, use that word, and mind you at one time I was a GD who was surrounded by
this talk on the south side of Chicago. If you have any admiration for MLK and Malcolm X, don't be ignorant and disrespect them.
[edit on 21-8-2010 by LifeIsEnergy]