I love Dave but I’ll treat his great question with the unvarnished TRUFF:
We’ve degenerated into cultural Balkanism, in which actions done by one group are okay but but evil if done by other groups: There are a hundred different versions of that same thing, other than just the Enn Word:
Slowing down in crosswalks, staring inexplicably at passing cars, standing shirtless on the corner outside Gas N Sip at 3 am, chronic shoplifting, prolific & needless swearing, spreading sexual disease, impregnating women without any intention of supporting them:
All behavior expected of black dudes, stuff we’re supposed to put up with but not from anyone else.
And YOU guys claim that casually using that word to reference one another stands as an affirmation of “the authentic black male experience in today’s America”.
You use it all the time. Very many songs use the word and a portion of those songs use it very many times. Hollywood companies heavily promote men like you to do that in public in front of many thousands of impressionable young people.
It’s okay for YOU to use that word because YOU say it is, you have bent Heaven & earth to use it and honkies virtue signaled by doing NOTHING to stop you.
Meanwhile you can’t use faggot because to their credit faggots used force and guilt-shaming to impose their basic standards on you and everyone else.
THAT is why.
If I understand correctly:
Were whites genuinely sensitive to blacks, whites would step in and use force —firing, harassment, shaming, negative publicity— to STOP black men from referring to one another with The Enn Word..?
Let’s say opioid use is disproportionate among poor white Appalachians:
Are blacks guilty of a moral tort or some type of racial prejudice by not stepping in and actively STOPPING white opioid abuse..?
Of course not.
Blacks have claimed that certain language norms do not apply to them and owing to a new lack of Cultural Confidence, this claim has been INDULGED.
So a black can call another black a nigger but if a white calls the same black man the same word, its considered hate speech. This needs to be fixed, one way or the other.