The N-word

The N-word needs to be re-appropriated.

If everyone claimed it for everyone, and changed the meaning of it, to mean something akin to Dr MLK’s original idea, such as “Idiot”, or if used in a different context, it could mean “friend” or “mate” (English colloquialism), so even though I’m white and my mates are white, I could then address them as “My N*****”, no one could take offence as it is used in context and therefore NOT a racial slur. The intention is friendly. Make sense?

There seems to be a need by African Americans to keep the negative meaning associated with this whilst claiming sole use in all contexts. This does not help the language to evolve, as it could.

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