It's been a long time since I could claim to be anywhere near politically correct; and this late in the game, I absolutely refuse to use the term "the n-word".
I think the term itself is laughable......it's downright silly.
It seems to me that at least once a year, one of our so called heroes or some idiotic comedian or some such drunken fool or lame duck politician winds up being taped using that word that Paula Deen clearly throws around like someone working the cash register at a McDonald's might use the term "Big Mac".
I don't use the word myself, it's just not me. Out of respect for myself, my children, the way I was raised, my family at large, the world and the many fine people that came before me.
I just think that the casual use of that particular word is rather ignorant.
But..... should occasion present itself where I might be forced to use the word, I'm just not gonna call it "the n-word".
But I don't understand why we continue to act shocked by the casual or even not so casual use of this word or other hurtful slurs as part of the regular vocabularies of these people that Hollywood or the media would have us look up to.
This is America.
It is what it is.
It's the land of the free, the home of the brave and our legacy was built on the backs of enslaved people and racist notions.
The racism train in America is never late. Let's not pretend that isn't our countries legacy.
Do we really believe in our heart of hearts that these few people that end up getting busted talking like this are the only ones that do use words like this on a regular basis?!?
So why do we continue to be and act surprised?!?
Anyone who is offended by the use of this word and others like it......shouldn't EVER use this word or other hurtful words themselves.
I don't use the word....or this silly term. I don't use it and I'm not going to.