"Hey, what's up n-?"
What is the deal with everyone and their grandmother using the N-word?
I hear it all the time in school, in the stores, and just about everywhere else. I mostly hear it when teens are talking to their friends. I also hear teens use the N-word as peoples' names. All around school this goes on, and I just don't understand.
I would honestly like to know what the obsession with this word is. Is it cool or something to call somebody the N-word, as if it were their name?
According to Dictionary.com, the N-word is an extremely disparaging and offensive slang term meaning: "a black person"; "a member of any dark-skinned people"; "or a person of any race or origin regarded as contemptible, inferior, ignorant, etc."; "a victim of prejudice similar to that suffered by blacks"; "a person who is economically, politically, or socially disenfranchised."