Let’s Talk About It: N****

This word or two words is so annoying to me. It’s a word that was used to degrade and deprive the African American race during slavery and so on. It’s a term that has been over utilized in my opinion. If being called an N-Word is so bad then why use it now.

Sometimes I feel like we have selective pain towards it. If I say it to a black person I never met he won’t be offended. It’s not until another race say it is when you feel some type of way. It’s stupid to me. Like I can see if someone used it in a racist way but people literally can say “Nigga” and be called a racist.

If it’s so bad why do we call each other it? Why are we only angry when the person is not black? Why do we allow it if the person is a popular public figure? A lot of unanswered questions. In my opinion, I don’t think it should be used at all. Just like being called a monkey or wearing blackface. It’s something that shouldn’t be allowed.

But then you got people like me who have been raised around the word. Hear it in music and on television a lot. No matter the skin I feel like either never uses it or everyone should be allowed. Why embrace the word but still get offended by it? Why try and discriminate against others for using it? Why try and change the definition of it but change it back when the race is different? Why turn into our enemies and put people down because of their skin? What happened back then isn’t right now. Why still allow the word to hold power over you?

I don’t know really. That’s just my opinion on it. Love it or hate it, I’m just speaking my opinion. Like and follow for more from yours truly. Follow me on all social media platforms. Read my previous posts until tomorrow.

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K. Exum is an up and coming author & poet. He looks to make his longtime childhood dream job his reality. By creating this blog, he seems to show his skills for writing. His hunger for success and dedication to turn his ordinary life into his dreams has brought him to this point. K is currently working on his 5th spoken word project, "Poetic Gift." Reach out by this email to connect! founderofhitm@gmail.com

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