“We have also reached a point where the word can no longer have a negative connotation if we so choose.” Chester M. Hanks aka #chethaze.
First of all, “If we choose.”?
How in the fkn world do u think u are included in the “We” when it comes to this word????
Like it or not, the n- word is a byproduct of the foul, wicked, disgusting, evil and inhumane treatment and enslavement of an entire people by white people, whom u are directly or indirectly connected too. Yet connected too none the less.
So for you to cite “Rap culture” and your constitutional right to give you the authority to use it are both ignorant and disrespectful to the culture itself.
Did you have a sit down with Afrika Bambaataa to discuss this?
Why would you think everyone in Hip Hop uses the n-word? You are definitely miseducated in the culture and need to study Hip Hop 101. Give KRS-One a call.
We are THE people who have and continue to struggle with the use of this word among ourselves.
That is how evil this byproduct of evil white people is.
Some of us have taken this disgusting word and have tried to flip it, yet when spoken, it still stings our hearts and minds, just not our backs like back when the word was screamed at our ancestors before the crack of the whip hit their bare backs or before the ugly foul smelling white devils mounted our maternal legacy and whispered “U r gonna like this ni##er bit#!”, then proceeded to rape her.
So no! You don’t have the right to use the n-word, since your ancestors stole OUR freedom, the 1st amendment (freedom of speech) argument is abrogated.