WRONG! Tupac turned “nigga” into an acronym: Never Ignorant (About) Getting Goals Accomplished. The etymological background behind nigger began in 1619 and was used to demean and make us feel inferior. We had no choice but to answer to it. We had no choice but to identify with it. As time progressed, it changed to colored, then Negro, as well as other names leading up to this contemporary era.
More recently, DJ Khaled, a Palestinian, is taking heat for constantly shouting “WHO THE BEST?! WE NIGGA!!!” He says that he identifies with the word and the ignorant people are the ones that called him “sand nigga” growing up. So, who get’s a pass? What are the criterion for identifying with and the use of NIGGA?
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