WK: “Piers, What’s Good My Nigga”?

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Controversy king, Piers Morgan recently commenced what might be a revolution of some kind. He addressed the overkill of the “N-word” in American culture with impressive statistics. His contentions are corresponded in his article feature for “Daily Mail.” The title reads, “If black Americans want the N-word to die, they will have to kill it themselves.” An ostensibly profound title, but how plausible is his theory? There will be a different opinion of each person that mentally ingests the article by Piers Morgan and I applaud his efforts to relate and bring awareness to a topic so intentionally and unintentionally overlooked. I’d like to speak for some in the black community and say, thank you for your efforts and inessential, egocentric, and self-serving article.

Back to the subject at hand, the “n-word” has evolved since it was introduced to the American language. This evolution only depicts the strength and breakthrough ability to overcome ANYTHING thrown at us. The black community and pop culture have given the word a number of new meanings. Granted, some people may take this as mockery and ignorance of the history of the word. In actuality, we know and understand the word and the history of the word and the reason we are able to use the word so freely today is because of this understanding. Piers mentions the English dictionary’s definition of the word and it reads ‘a contemptuous term for a black or dark-skinned person’. Who was this definition, defined by?

N****r was conceived by white people to hurt black people and to disrespect us. After the “n-word” evolution, you’re either using the word out of respect or disrespect. It’s simple and quite frankly the word needs to be redefined because it’s 2014 and does not carry the same power and meaning as it once did. We as black people won’t let one word have so much power and control over us. We’ve stripped the power from the word. That’s what it’s about, always has been and always will be, power. We now hold the power over the “n-word” and those who understand this evolution; whether black or white, understand the boundaries it has.

If you’re ignorant to the uses of the word, don’t use it and don’t concern yourself with its uses, Piers. The way this word has evolved, it’s even spelled two different ways to help us, users, identify your intent for the word. If my white ex-boyfriend says to my cousin, “what’s good my nigga”, there is understanding, respect and relation in this use. It’s complex and something that doesn’t need to be explained. Who said we wanted the word to die anyway? What needs to die is the inaccurately measured want for change in the black community.

Grammy winning artist and activist, John Legend, reacts to Piers Morgans rant on twitter

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Sincerely,

Nicollette

(a nigga that’s winning)

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