Yeah, but they sound the same coming from a white person.
Uhmmm, no they are not.
Somehow, Black people have been convinced that the N word is now a term of affection simply because it can be heard on the radio and TV, we now think that the word has a positive meaning. Some uniformed clown said, “Oh, we changed the meaning of the word,” and everyone said, “Ohhh, yeah, we changed the meaning.” The meaning of the word hasn’t changed one bit since we first landed on these shores. We might USE it as a term of affection but that’s a far cry from the meaning of the word being changed. If a woman says, “That nigga didn’t pay his child support,” or, “girl, that nigga don’t have a job,” I’m almost positive that she doesn’t mean it as a term of endearment. When Chris Rock does his Black people vs niggers, I can promise you that he doesn’t mean Black people vs my most beloved friends. Pay attention to how the word is used on a daily basis. It’s not used interchangeably with my dear brother, it is used as a way of saying shiftless black man, and that’s synonymous with saying ignorant degenerate. How has that changed from slavery? The meaning of the word hasn’t changed. The only thing that has changed is the FCC ruling that says that it can’t be said on TV.