You can't state it as an obvious answer, it is nothing but objective. There still is an abundance of people who aren't budging and there always will be. It's a word used to justify slaughter, hate crime, abuse, lynching, torture, burning down and vandalising territory. There are still multitudes of black people who strongly believe, and for good reasons, that using the word is self-abuse. In addition to history that's being glossed over and forgotten, it also strongly encourages them into stereotypical behaviour based on their roots, often false/whitewashed ones.Konijn wrote:Yes? Isn't that a good thing? I thought the entire reason black people took an offensive word and turned it into a term of endearment was to belittle those who used it to oppress. By diluting the word and taking away the offensiveness it makes the impact of those trying to cause offensive with it less.Shadi wrote:Do you want it to eventually almost mean nothing?
Just because people use the word in a different context does not whitewash its entire history. There is a reason I worded it the way I worded it.
Before you think I'm anti using the word. I'm not actually sure what to believe personally, as a result of that I don't use the word because quite frankly it's almost never needed. Moreover, not using it is welcome in any environment. Nowhere, not even in the rap industry as many people believe, is it a word of necessity.