Celebrities & The ‘N-Word’: Tim Allen Justifies Its Use & Oprah Says Stop Saying It If You Want To Be Her Friend [OPINION]

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celebs-nwordSometimes, as a writer, I get a little sick of having to report the repeated and desensitized usage of racism that plagues our society. I’ve been feeling like our world is regressing when it comes to the color lines that seem to get bolder. A young Black man gets shot and killed by a White and Hispanic neighborhood watch captain and the tragedy ignites a racial conversation that’s never quite found a resolve. Another conversation that’s followed the Trayvon Martin tragedy’s lead is the use of the word, “n*gger.”

Must Read: No, Tim Allen, You Can Never Say ‘The N-Word’

Here’s my take on it. Yes, as Black people, we sometimes use the word as a term of endearment, punctuation and even a term of hate, but it’s ours. It belongs to us. No, White people, you cannot say it–at least not around us. Use it all you want around…

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