Musings —06.23.2015 07:04 AM—
The president said it. My gut tells me he shouldn’t have done so.
An older essay by comedian Jehmu Greene best explains why, on Fox News, of all places:
The idea that “nigger” is powerless is a somewhat nonsensical sentiment oft repeated by those who make their living slinging it. If the N-word is truly powerless then why do rappers use it to refer to their adversaries or why can’t white people use it?