What are your views on the word ni99er?

United States
January 27, 2007 1:31pm CST
Many african-americans have made this word, a fad.Considering were it rooted from, and the meaning of this word.Do you think it is ok for african americans torefer to oneanother as one?
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@xXmeganxX (4422)
28 Jan 07
i think that word is disgusting and nobody should use it, if it was like that, then these people who claim it as a racist word wouldn't hear that again and it would make life alot easier! :O)
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@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
27 Jan 07
No, if they don't want other races to call them that, they shouldn't use the word themselves. If they would just all stop using the word, in a few years no one would really know what it meant or referred to anymore accept for OLD people.
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• United States
6 Jan 11
If the N-word is a fad, maybe it will pass out of the language like all slang does. No one says neat-o any more. Yet that word is such an evil one, with such an ugly history, I can see why people would try to take the sting out of it, by using it themselves. They are taking control of the word. To me, the sooner the N-word is gone the better, but if the word is gone but the racism remains, that's not a real improvement, is it?
@urbandekay (18312)
30 Jan 07
Well, if everybody called everybody, white and black, by this term it would just mean person all the best urban
@tanya6 (333)
30 Jan 07
i think that if a white person was to use the word there would be uproar but if a black person does its ok this is stupid if the word is seen as an insult then why call each other in such a rude and degrading manner double standards in my book. why get offended if a white person calls you a ni99er when your mates call you that all the time ? the logic is beyond me really.
• United States
27 Jan 07
I understand why they have chosen to try to take the word away from white people. I think it is an attempt to take its power away. And that does sometimes work. For example, calling a homosexual "gay" used to be considered derogatory, but now it's not because they adopted the word. When you aren't insulted by a word, it loses its sting. However, with the N-word, I don't think that's going to work. Too many people have been through too much. There is too much baggage. That is one word that IMO belongs on the trash-heap of our vocabulary and I wish no one would ever use it again, black or white.