Negotiating the N-word

Courtnee' Bailey

Nigga is a word which evolved from the derogative term "nigger". Tupac best defined the distinction between the two.

  1. NIGGER- a black man with a slavery chain around his neck.
  2. NIGGA- a black man with a gold chain on his neck.
  • The word its self is offensive and is an ultimate insult now a days to African Americans. Older people and some of the older generations are not in favor of this word because it can come off as disrespectful or even taken out of content. The word should be eliminated and there's no place in society for it.