Just Don't Say It, It Will Prey On You Eventually
I am not trying to be racist in any way, really with this post. So please take that racist equation out of this thought scenario. Also, it's truly hard to dish racism without any real power. I may control the power of my keyboard and the words my mind creates, but it truly ends there. Roots, a social media site asked this question to a group of young blacks. Do you remember the first time you were called nigger? I found it interesting that no one mentioned that they initially heard the term not from a white person in a derogatory tone but from a black rapper, or entertainer, on a music cut. Or possibly from a black comedian or comedienne during a comedy routine. Somehow we allowed that word either six letters"nigger" or five letters "nigga" to be acceptable to be used in public by persons of any race. How did this word with such historically negative elements become acceptable to be used in our social environments? What positive benefit has come from our community's using a word that took away our manhood, womanhood, and sense of humanity in past times to become a term of endearment? A word that is said so easily out of one's mouth that now 5 and 6 years are calling out the term to each other. Each of them without having a sense of the history of that god-awful word.