Using the N-word

Nigger, what a powerful word. In society, blacks use the word on a daily basis. On TV. In the movies. In music. In real life. With black role models using the word so often to sell their art forms, the word has become almost mainstream. Why is it okay for blacks to use this word freely? Let a white man utter the word just once and he is immediately labeled a racist. Who is it? What person, what governing body, made this one word off limits the majority of the population? If the word has such a negative connotation, no one should be allowed to say it. What is the comparative derogatory term for a white person? Honky? Redneck? Cracker? I want a word to be pissed off about too! Keith Hatton Groveport

About The Author

Scroll to read more Cleveland News articles
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.


Join Cleveland Scene Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.