seriously get over it. I can't think of any situations where it is "ok" to say the "n" word. As other people have mentioned, why would you want to or feel the need to? You meet someone new, and what instantly springs to mind is to say hi "n", if so i don't get why. I also haven't heard anyone call a white person a racist word before. I take on board and agree with you that it seems hypocritical that some black people (i think you are mainly going on RAP culture etc here) call each other this and so why cant other non black people say it though, but like i said i think you are thinking of many rappers...and i don't think they are saying that word they are saying it in a different way as others have mentioned which again does sound silly.
Also it's like the fact that fat people can say other people are fat without them getting too upset, gay people can often call each other rude words referring to being gay and so on, it doesn't make much sense i know but oh well. These sort of threads are so typical of TSR.
To be honest, the only reason the word has an impact on black brits is because of the influence of the USA. That's definitely a not a reason to start saying it though.
I can't believe so many people think its ok to use this word. I'd personally break the jaw of any person who called me a n___ that's how much I'm against it. I really couldn't give a rats arseh0le if the likes of 50cent and Jay Z want to say it in their songs- they're illiterate ignorant rappers who were dragged up and not raised properly. I doubt they even know where the word comes from.
I also don't know any black people who use this word to each other either. OP you're making it sound as if we all go around calling each other it. Idiot.
I only have one word for black people who call it to each other. That is a "disgrace". Have some pride and self-respect. It's 2010 and we're not on a plantation. You make me sick.
In my opinion its never ok...
Best to shout it across the streets in Harlem, cant imagine anything bad could happen.
The ******* word needs to get eradicated. Doesn't matter if you're black or white or ******* green. Word needs to die.
If I hear anyone use it, my respect immediately decreases to a tenth of what I thought of them previously. There's no actual need to use the word out of its context, which in this case is 150 years ago.
I triple dare you to say it infront of a black person, just for kicks..
the social taboo over the word ****** disgusts me...
only black people can say it
...when asking for the re-up?
I get you OP, i personally hate it when black people use that word tbh ¬_¬
Only when your black yourself.