Like with any other word, it's all about context.
The way I see it is why is there a need to say that word anyway? I've never once been in a conversation where the first word that came to my mind as an adequate way to complete my sentence was ******. It doesn't matter if it is perceived as right or wrong.
There's just a stupid taboo like normal, where there will always be people scared to say it and the other people who feel they have the right to say it. It's just a word.
Blacks saying it to other blacks, is basically saying brother or friend.
***** has alot of historic meaning to it whislt words such as honkey or cracker doesnt have history to it.
When you are rapping with a song or joking with really white buddys.
loool reminds me of this time when this black guy gave permission for his white friend to say it all day, so like the whole day he'd be like "OI ***** YOU COMING LUNCH YEAH", or "*****, you done the homework?"
in appropriate context, like this discussion. I'm not going to call it 'the N word' or feel like i'm treading on egg shells. A lot of Black people find it highly offensive even when a another black person casually says it; no one should casually say it.
Listen, it’s a derogatory term. What do you expect, the social stigma to disappear just like that? It was pretty much used all the way up to the 50s/60s. It’s not racist, but don’t expect smiles when saying it rather aggressive looks/actions. Consequentialism!
either everyone is allowed to say it
no one should be allowed to say it.
the argument for black people to only be allowed to say the N word is so dated, and prejudice within itself.
I call people the N word, I don't say it frequently though because it's still taboo and I go to school in Surrey, so it's VERY awkward especially since i'm usually the only black person within a 5mile radius.
OP When would you ever need to call someone that? that's what there name is for.
Plus you need to go back to history class if you really don't know why.