The N-word is never, ever, ever, ever, ever OK

While watching college football at a sports bar, I ran into an old co-worker of mine.

He is a robust white guy who I always thought tried a little too hard to be “down.” In the act of introducing me to his friend, he referred to me as his n**ga.

I told him that I’m nobody’s n**ga, and he followed with, “You not my n**ga?!” I shook my head no and gave him a disapproving look. As though he could see my blood pressure rising like mercury on a hot day, he quickly apologized. We gave our goodbyes, and then he walked away.

Let’s get something straight people. Using the N-word is never OK. It doesn’t matter if you’re black, white, Puerto Rican like Fat Joe or of Middle Eastern descent like DJ Khalid, the word should never be uttered. Continue Reading