Celebrity chef and cook, Paula Deen is in hot water for the use of the “N” word in a derogatory manner and recently Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver, Riley Cooper used the “N” word as a racial slur at a country music concert. Both celebrities have been punished for using the word nigger; Deen has been since fired from the Food Network and Riley has been suspended and ordered to seek counseling.
Yet when “Pookie and Pokey” from around the way refer to their homeys as “their nigga’s” the inception of this word become their terms of endearment. My question to you: where’s the distinction?
In discussion I’m told, the use of the “N” word heavily depends on the context or perspective with which the word is used. When the majority of individuals feel, the use of the word Nigger was and still is; a word of disrespect.
My uncles use the word, my brothers use the word, some of my male friends use the word and a lot of the comments that I read in the “comments section” of this blog are riddled with the word.
Join me tonight at 8:00 PM on “Conversations Of A Sistah” via “Conversations Live” as I discuss the “N” word – nigga verses nigger. Is this a hypocritical distinction from the African American race? And is the word still disrespectful?
I will be taking your calls, questions and comments on this subject, so call me on air at 1-347-426-3645 and press “1” to speak to the host.
Access the show by clicking onto any of the “Conversations links” in this post.
Until then, sound off here and I’ll meet you tonight on the air.