Once and for all I want to settle the controversy of White people using the n-word. There actually is a rule and it’s very, very simple:
Say it with me….white people should never say N*gga, n*gger, or any permutation of the word.
No, Bill, I mean you too:
This woman running for local office who called police about “N– outside drinking Hennessy? Heeeeelllllllllllllllllllll no, no matter what Eddie Murphy said.
How about stars who act like they’re cool with Black people? Nope.
But, wait, what about if you’re a teacher and you’re just trying to teach the youth about the N word with your old ass ideas saying the word over and over until you get checked? That’s on you, teach.
What if you have really good intentions, and you’re woke as fuck and you care about black people like you really love them and deeply care about black empowerment and you are committed to supporting black people in the struggle for justice? Like you dedicate your life to ending racism and you work hard every day to make the world more just and every once in a while in love and solidarity you want to refer to your black friends as my n–?
Trick question–if you’re really woke af, you know white people shouldn’t say the n-word.
So no matter what you’ve heard, no matter how extensive you think your hood pass is, no matter how noble your intentions or how great your cultural knowledge, if you are white the rule stands.