Originally posted by Furlow:
This X 1,000.
Listen up white people (and I'm half white, half Asian) - you don't get to say either version. If you say "n-er," you're a racist, plain and simple. If you say "n-a," you're ignorant and insensitive. IT'S NOT YOUR WORD! Yes, it is okay for blacks to refer to other blacks, or even to their white friends, as "n-a." It has an entirely different definition and meaning.
It is essentially a black person's way of trying to make white people think that they have accepted the use of the demeaning term "n-er." It is a black person's way of dealing with centuries slavery, lynching, segregation, racism and system of laws so skewed that it's damn near impossible to get out of.
So stop trying to debate whether or not there is a "double standard," or who can or can't say which version. It's simple - IT'S NOT YOUR WORD. Say either version at your own risk. Riley Cooper is a racist punk and deserves to get his head taken off in every game he plays.
I disagree. With n****a at least. Once you put that word out in lyrical form you can't get mad if some white dude says it.
If you have a problem with that don't profit off of it. Simple as that. If you make that word part of hip hop culture and some white kid says it because he likes the culture as well and wants to fit in. That's your own fault. If you think hip hop culture should only be for blacks well you're just as big of a racist as the country hick who doesn't want to see blacks in country.
[ Edited by tjd808185 on Aug 2, 2013 at 4:45 PM ]