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In Defense of the N-Word

There is a lot of controversy around “the N-word.” Especially, given a recent NFL proposal to ban use of “racial slurs” including the word “nigga,” I find it important to enlighten America on my perspective and the sentiment of the vast majority of young Black males I interact with on a deeply personal level.

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The black thug stereotype

These false beliefs equating blackness with danger now permeate the American psyche, influencing every aspect of our culture, from the legal system to entertainment. Minstrel shows notoriously mocked black stereotypes for profit, and modern entertainment—most notably mainstream rap music—has become a vehicle to promote the black thug stereotype ad nauseum.

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