Let's just get THAT out of the way. I will not bow to language police who tell me that some people can use a word which is forbidden to others based only on race, and that if I do, then I'M the racist.
That is Twilight Zone, upside-down, pretzel logic thinking right there, and I will have no part of it.
To be clear, I always thought the word was crass, and I was taught as a child that it was a word meant to demean. But hey, whaddo I know? If Jay Z and Kanye West and the otha niggas in da hou' can call each other niggas, then I guess I was taught wrong. I have no particular affinity for the word, other than to use it as often as necessary to highlight the Leftist hypocrisy on race.
Jay-Z And Kanye To Blame For Gwyneth Paltrow’s Use Of N-Word
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has come under attack for using the N-word when referring to a photo of two of her African American friends Jay-Z and Beyonce.
When partying on stage with the couple during a Jay-Z and Kanye Watch The Throne stop in Paris Friday, Paltrow tweeted a photo with the message, "Ni**as in paris for real @mrteiusnash (the dream) tyty, beehigh."
Many who took offense to Paltrow using the derogatory term slammed her online. Amanda Seales called Paltrow's comment "wreckless." [sic] (brilliant folks, these) A post on popular African American blog site, Bossip.com, said "Gwyneth might be getting a little too comfortable around her black friends …"
...Paltrow isn't the only person confused about the etiquette for using the N-word. There's one simple rule. If you are not African American there is no instance for using the word that is not going to be taken offensively. If doesn't matter if you're friends with the most prominent African Africans on the planet, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Oprah or President Obama. Don't. Use. The. Word.
No. F*** you Nigga. We don' play by dat rule, you feel me nigga?