Nigga

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One word I’m tired of seeing and being blown out of proportion is ‘Nigga.’ Several men, not only from Black communities, but from a variety of different communities identify themselves as ‘real niggas,’ but why? What is a nigga?

Nigga is a colloquial term used in Black English Vernacular that began as an eye dialect form of the word nigger.

With the definition above, it’s understandable why Black get offended  when people of other races use the term, because it’s a sign of disrespect to Blacks and their history. I’m sure the definition above was probably created by someone who isn’t black because my definition differs from theirs. A nigga, to me isn’t worthy of being a Black person, it isn’t even a synonym for ‘nigger,’ it’s a term that ‘the streets’ made  up. I can understand how some feel as if they can relate to term, but can’t there a different term for us to use instead of that to show that we love one another? I hear the word or see it used by people of all races and I use to find myself getting upset and irritated because I felt like it was a sign of disrespect to me and the rest of the Black community, just because of what our ancestors went through.

As time pass, I realized it’s not as serious as some may make it seem. If they want to identify themselves as nigga, then by all means do that, you be ignorant, have fun! Although I have done so in the past, I don’t identify my friends, family, etc. as nigga because it’s a sign of disrespect. Now, don’t get it confused and think that I’m saying it’s okay for people to use them word ‘nigger’ I’m not saying that all! I just feel like a nigger and a nigga or two different things.

So if Kylie Jenner wants to say ‘Happy Birthday Nigga’ to her friend let her. If it isn’t disrespecting you or what you stand for, what exactly is the issue?

Just remember that a nigger isn’t a nigga.

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