The “N” word hurts
Let’s be real. To some it may just be a term of endearment. But it was a word that was never created to be embraced. Some argue that by taking the word, owning it and imbibing it with compassion and brotherly love, that you take the venom out of it. I’ve even heard one comedian say that they say it every morning, 100 times, just to keep their teeth yellow.
But the truth remains. It’s offensive to many. Offensive and degrading. No amount of comraderie can erase the sting of it or the centuries of fear it incited. You can try to bury it, use it in jokes, rap about it or change the ending from “a” to “-er” and it will still be the same… wait, no it won’t. That doesn’t make any sense.
The point is, the word has its place and it can’t be changed to mean something else. And now a public service from The 15 Project.