My hat goes off to you, mam.
I've asked some of my black friends about that, and they explained some sort of difference between N***er and N***a, and I really didn't get it. It's like gay people calling each other fagget. It makes no sense.
I understand that language isn't stagnent, and that it has to be able to change and adapt, but if something is so offensive, then why don't people actually make a stand for it? I'm white, and I call people out for using the N-word, and everyone's like "why do you care? You're not black." Well, when someone targets me, I want someone to have my back. But it's more than that, it's just wrong. It's rude and angry and just immature.
The other thing that gets to me is the ignorance. Like, the thing with Huck Fin, where they changed the N-word to slave. They don't mean the same thing! It just angers me. *rants darkly*
Thanks. I agree with you wholeheartedly. The Huck Fin situation kind of annoys me, not to sound hypocritical of what I just said but as you said they don't mean the same thing. And it IS like gay people calling each other ******. It's offensive in ALL scenarios. But really what angers me the most is it being used as a term of endearment. That's just straight up stupid.