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This is an interesting topic and I don't want to offend anyone or start fights. The word "Nigga" is a commonly used in Hip Hop and mainly said by black artist and people. You don't hear many white people say it, but some do (outside of music and in reality). I hear Latin people say it and Asian people say it. I want to get people's thoughts. Do you get offended when people who are not black say the word "Nigga"? I just want to know because I'm curious and I do not want to offend anyone. If I do offend someone then I'm honestly sorry.

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yes i get offended when it is used stupidly and in spite or for insulting me or other people. i don't think people should use it to address others who are not black (thought blacks shouldn't use it as well) the following situations are unacceptable: "Are u ready jim?" "I'm NIGGA ready!"/ "Ah NIGGA! I just lost the GAME!"/ ASIAN #1 "Hey NIGGA what up G?" ASIAN #2"yo my NIG dem NIGGAZ over there be trippin homie"<----*jokingly*/ "Hey NIGGA" <---in spite just to make u pissed
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just a few of the many scenarios that i see everyday. yes i use the word nigga but only when i really get pissed at a NIGGA (unnecessarily idiotic african-american individual(s) acting in an erratic and obnoxious matter) if i were white i sure as hell would not use that word. btw i live in hawaii where there are hardly any black people so people use it a lot just cuz they think they safe -_- i could write a whole book on this but ima stop here.

have a nice day

EDIT: In regards to rap, i believe a lot of artists should stop their use of the word. however, a few artists are taking the initiative to write meangingful and more wholesome lyrics (Kanye, Lupe, Common, just to name a FEW) sure those i just named still use the word nigga, but those are exceptions for when they really mean what they say (they are describing my definition) nonetheless, a word will never be banned. that's just stupid. but we should pay more attention to what we say and the atmosphere we are in. the 'n' word is as much apart of american culture as apple pie. u like it and its tempting to have it but u must take care of it so it doesn't get ruined (LMFAO...totally serious though XD)


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I don't get offended when people of color use the N word because at least they have been through the same discrimination in this county as me. In California, black people don't care if other people of color use the word because technically they have faced racism, stereotypes, and again discrimination. They have been ostracize in the same way and reasons as us to keep us from advancing. White people however should not use use the word. I don't believe they (as a whole) have been discriminated enough to understand since everything in today's society and throughout history, all of these changes that reflect our society was and still is meant to benefit them.
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Posted 11/21/08 , edited 12/11/08

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Marcell2aG wrote:

It's a personal thing. Whether the intent is good or bad, just the THOUGHT of a white person saying "nigger" or "nigga" is enough to upset many blacks.

That's due to the fact that for 400 years it was degrading.

If other races saying the word is ever gonna be accepted by the black community, it's gonna take a lot more than just a couple years for it to happen, you know?

Many blacks feel that they say it enough behind our backs in a degrading way. (which is true; example: Internet)




I understand all that but regardless of those examples with holding...it's still a double standard.

Which brings me to my next point. Yes the simple though of it being used by a person of my skin color is probably infuriating to someone else of a black descent and yes it has been used negatively for a long time.

BUT I feel this is why your culture and community still hasn't risen above where you currently are today. Too many members of your community only want to bring up things from the past and not concentrate on the future and present for that matter.
If people want to stay in the past and keep the old ways and stereo types alive You can never really progress.

Like i said earlier. I myself never use the word in real life conversations. But i think holding onto such a negative stereotype and connotation for a word is only belittling your own race.

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Wow. Well you can not say the same for white people. I mean look at history. The Civil Right's Movement did its job, though the leaders did not do their job so if you are talking about Jesse Jackson, The Black Caucus and others that were involved in that group at the time then yes, I agree with your statement, but it was not the only change that came in the 1960s and 1970s. The Women's Movement envolved, The Queer Movement was alive-a lot of things happened that fought/benefited everybody but white heterosexual men-it actually down right degraded them and made them powerless. I understand that people wanted change but a lot of people, particularly white heterosexual males did not because it threaten their status so what happen? John Wayne, Reaganomics was formed, the movies Rocky and Rambo to reclaim white heterosexual male dominance (Reference: The DocumentaryTough Guise). I get tired of hearing comments/statements like this:


BUT I feel this is why your culture and community still hasn't risen above where you currently are today. Too many members of your community only want to bring up things from the past and not concentrate on the future and present for that matter.
If people want to stay in the past and keep the old ways and stereo types alive You can never really progress.


Because it's a way for white people, especially white heteral sexual males to ignore the issue(s)...well more so to understand the way things are to maintain their status as the dominate power not only in America, but the world itself. I do apologize if this is offensive or I sound mad because I'm not but, it is so easy to denounce any ethnic or any minority culture but no matter what white culture does, good or bad, it will always be glorified. I understand that part of this is the Black community's fault but they are not the only ones to blame for this.
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While I agree with both points of interest the fact is how can you expect not to be called what you call everybody you really know "Nigga" said by a white person is no less degrading then a black person saying it as matter of fact its worse due to the fact the African American community worked hard generations ago to put and end to that name so therefore as a mixed person of black and white decent i believe its the blacks fault
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