The usage and the reference is not considered a term of endearment for me and a characterization of this sort conflicts with my own self-concept. A concept of self to which I am beholden to, have constructed, and will continue to build upon for my own self-preservation of mind, body and spirit. Like most adults I am inherently responsible and accountable for myself of which no one can truly claim–first and foremost– under natural, international and constitutional law. And in owning that self-concept I am within right and reason, justly, to feel this way. It is undebatable.

I would not reflexively respond to this term coming from blacks, whites, nor from people who don’t consider themselves either black or white (of whom may be considered closer to black under the racial social construct). Self-described niggas assert that it is a stylized euphemism captured within the hip hop diaspora as a unifying abstract of being in an all too common struggle for people of color and blacks in particular. This struggle is inherently mine under the sham of a racial social construct designed to privilege those majorities who seek to disenfranchise, as well as promote chasms throughout the black diaspora, most emphatically. I am therefore compelled to resist the urge to verifiably demonstrate this through the usage of this euphemism and fuel what the majority continues to do to us by co-opting any reference to this term. It awkwardly encourages a disingenuous unity and is of a defeatist mentality.

Furthermore, it is immaterial and irrational to own this term exclusively and outright, whether spoken or written in such context. To ignore the derivative use of the term and its historical pejorative and condemnation for humans forcibly turned slaves of African descent and lineage (of whom are thought of as less evolved), and somehow transform it into the jocular, subcultural contexts used concomitantly for discrediting and disparaging, seems like unbalanced and disturbing mannerisms to me. It is also quite an absurd and apparently uninformed thought process when the term is used in the same subcultural contexts by those who don’t consider themselves black nor white, just as it is being used by blacks or more precisely people of color.

The reincarnation and popularization of the term “nigga” followed by its false justifications through the sub cultural context of hip hop has been predominately financed by the majority. The receipts of which has been reinvested by those who have become economically empowered by this distortion and exploitation of debasement. This term and its currency is of no value to me knowing that it continues to be tendered for the privilege of marginalizing.

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