A lot has been said about non blacks especially whites using any derivation of the word Nigga, This is a debate that has gone on since we got off that free boat ride and will probably continue until the end of time no Tupac. With all the words that are in the dictionary, I simply don’t understand why white folks get so up in arms about not being able to use one word. It’s almost like they will die if they can’t say Nigga or Nigger. What’s even more perplexing is the fact that they just can’t understand why they can’t say the word. I personally think that it’s never ok for a white person to say Nigga or Nigger
Having said all of that, there are certain instances which I understand why white people want to say it, preferably not aloud but to themselves. Let’s be honest, we know how we can get, we know some of us love acting a damn fool which causes Black people even to call other Black people Niggas. Instances like the Connecticut mother that tossed her baby across the bus so she could fight another passenger ,or the parents of graduating students fighting at a kindergarten graduation?
I don’t know about you but to me that’s some Niggerish shit. It’s embarrassing and while I won’t be giving white people a free pass to say it, I understand why they would think it. Now this isn’t for the Paula Deen’s, Kramer’s and Riley Coopers of the world but for those that like us just can’t figure out why some black people do the dumb shit they do.
We’ll get mad at a white person for saying Nigga but turn a blind eye to niggerish acts that evoke reactions from blacks and whites, I know it’s kind of like what came first the chicken or the egg. We’ll laugh at the people on Love And Hip Hop, (any city) Real Housewives of Atlanta and other reality shoes that make Black people look like buffoons. Which in turn influences other people’s negative opinions and stereotypes of us. Let a white person call Mimi a nigger for slapping another cast mate, we would try to tar and feather their ass. Again I’m not excusing white people for saying nigga yet sometimes I can understand if they want to.
I’m not advocating that white people freely say the word and I do understand the painful and hurtful memories that are evoked whenever the word is used. But when Black people act in ways that make other Black people hang our head in shame, can we blame white people for thinking it?
Talk to me, I’ll talk back.