Since this blog has somehow received a lot of views and angry black people typing up irrational, senseless paragraphs, I decided to type it over.
Where shall I begin? Oh I know…
It’s weird and at the same time depressing seeing blacks get upset over someone of a different race say the word nigga; offline and online. How they can say that the word “nigga” is “their” word is simply hilarious. Who would want that word? & why get offended when someone of a different race say it? You did it to yourselves. You’ve accepted the word “nigger” by pretty much remixing it to “nigga”. So um, lets see, unless you were calling yourselves “nigger” first, I don’t see how you can claim a word. Even much so again I ask why claim the word as yours? Nigga, nigger, it’s the same thing in my eyes. I’m black and I don’t use the word and it’s disgusting when I hear rape music, yes you read correctly, ‘rape music’ or should I say ‘rape culture‘. Every other word, “nigga” is there. Hmm, I see, since the dawn of time as far as music is concerned the word nigga has been in Hip-Hop/Rap, so I guess it kind of makes sense why those who get offended when someone who isn’t black says it. How pathetic. This isn’t the 1930′s anymore, you don’t have to sit in the back of the bus. If someone of a different race using the word nigga towards you is like them saying nigger, you shouldn’t give any sign that it’s okay to use; black or white.
In an e-mail, I were told by a pretty hostile Black man who told me the reason the word nigga exists is because they needed their own word to describe “friend”. Very, very laughable. Honestly, what is the difference between nigga and nigger? There is not one intelligent argument that you can try to force down my throat that will show me the difference between the two. From my knowledge, nigger means, a black person, whose inferior, ignorant, etc, it also means, a victim of prejudice. Nigga on the other hand is pretty much nigger but only blacks can call another black that. What a shame, substituting ‘er’ for ‘a’ and claim rights over the damn word.
It’s not only the word nigga blacks substitute letters with, there are others; gangsta, murda, rappa, for instance. But, while those letters is substituted, the meaning of the word stays the same but not for nigga, why is that? Listen, nigga is what nigger is and of course there is no jumping hurdles, climbing mountains, kayaking around that. Reminds me of what Tupac said: he tried but making acronyms for nigga isn’t going to change the true definition of the word. “never ignorant getting goals accomplished” is just preposterous. Really, anyone with a sane mind will not walk around calling themselves nigga, if anything, they’ll call themselves black. Those of us who aren’t ignorant, who are getting goals accomplished without the awareness of NIGGA, do we call ourselves niggas too now because the word which is still crap but has now been spray painted with gold?
Flipping nigger into nigga will not give you more power or make it less hurtful when other races use it, if it did, you wouldn’t get so upset about it when they do say it. Just ask yourself, before the next time you get bent out of shape when someone uses “your” word, who invented it in the first place? Who made it possible for you to even change the word into what it is today? If you don’t know, let me tell you, white people. Nigger – Etymology: alteration of earlier neger, from Middle-age French – negre, from Spanish or Portuguese – negro. Originally “nigger” is a term derived from the Latin word “negro” which means black in color but is also used to refer to an ignorant person. Just because you played around with this disgusting word, it doesn’t make it yours. As long as people have a voice, white, black, green or blue, they will use this word.
So I’m pretty much assuming here, why most black people use this word is because they THINK it’s THEIRS? Look at how Hip-Hop has taken the power of the words away. It should be a two-way street. If nobody can say nigga but blacks then stop calling Hispanics beaners, wet-backs, and spics; stop calling Whites honky’s, crackers, white trash.
You don’t hear other races singing in their music how much they love their “Crackers” or “Beaners” and how they’ll die for them. White people don’t walk around calling themselves crackers, and mexicans don’t go around calling themselves spic’s, but we the black people, the poorest race in the world, the race considered to be the most violent, and the race with the most depressing slavery past are the ones who call themselves the most obscene words, but in a nice way? I can’t help but laugh at you all.
A word is just a word and sorry to say, but in these 50 states you can say whatever you want to say. If any word affects you then that’s you. A word like nigga goes as far as you let it go, really nothing anyone say should affect you but for some reason you get offended by everything. If you think white people are trying to be “slick” my calling you niggas, maybe you shouldn’t be calling each other niggas. If you know where the word originates from and yet you still use the word you think is less derogatory, then you’re being irrational and hypocritical for getting upset. Both words mean the same thing. When Richard Pryor was using it to joke around he was using the stronger meaning to get across a softer concept that would make the audience laugh – shock value. AGAIN if nigga really is less harmful than nigger why do you get as mad when a white person says it?
I think they both mean the same thing, and it keeps black people subconsciously at a standard below every other race. You’re calling each other slaves and savages, and you think it’s cool? I guess so. Whatever floats your slave ships.