DISCLAIMER (if I could make it blink, I would): The words being discussed here are often used in an inflammatory manner. Parental discretion is advised.
“You only a nigga because someone else wants you to be” ~Cee-Lo, “The Experience”
With all of the latest references to a multicultural nigga – wiggas, jiggas, and all those folks in between – why is it still a sore spot for black folks to hear it outside of the African American community? I don’t have an answer. One way to possibly approach this question is the push for Americans to be racially blind. That is, race isn’t as significant a factor in society’s functionality as in previous years. This notion is further pushed onto our laps by President Obama’s “Yes we (all) can” creed. But let’s keep it 100 folks. If everyone was all Kum Ba Yah, “Nigger” wouldn’t need a funeral and Niggas wouldn’t matter. Commentators wouldn’t say “I forgot the President was Black.” Race is still very much existent in America. To ignore this blatant fact is not only detrimental to a racially tolerant society, but also a hindrance to healing and progressing in interracial relationships. Now that’s gangsta.