Tuesday, January 09, 2007

A Word by Any Other Name....

Bigots use it, rappers flip it, and like an infectious disease, the word "nigger" has spread all over the land.

Debate over whether it should be used or not is sure to rise to pitched levels when Johnson Publications announces in its February issues that it will no longer print the word in the pages of Ebony and Jet magazines.

Doesn't matter whether you sing it in rap lyrics or use it as a term of endearment, you don't have to click any further than here or here to understand that modern-day usuage will never erase the horrific, painful history of the word.