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Transcript of Nigger/Nigga
Why do people use the n-word?
Who can use it?
When is it okay to use the n-word?
Q: I'm out with friends and coworkers at my favorite karaoke bar, and the next song in the rotation is a popular hip-hop song. Is it OK to shout the n-word in this context?
2. Blacks only
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Latin Root: niger --> English: negro
White Southern Mispronunciation
Uses & meanings have changed and multiplied
Now also used within black community
Heated contentions regarding usage
Established firmly by early 1800s
Linked with racial relations