Are you offended by it no matter what it's connotation or is it just like saying 'fuck' 'shit' or 'cunt'?
Well obviously I'm not "offended" when I hear (or read) the word.
That's because I'm as white as the driven snow of course.
However, I think it's wrong to say (or type) the word.
Only because it can be a sore spot for folks of colour.
No need to take a chance of hurting/enraging folks amirite?
(oversensitive or otherwise)
Hey, let's face it... it's a VERY BAD WORD
Buddy, you’ve shown us your pic in the past and you’re as WHITE AS I AM!!
Wot da fock dude…
In an historical context I think it is fine. In a song video or lyrics it is fine if it used in a context adjunct to it's meaning and not prejudice or derogatory.
John Lennon wrote a song called "Woman are the Niggers of the World'.
Gotta disagree with you on this one!!
That single ranked as Lennon's all time lowest due to it's "offensive racial epithet
Just because Johnny married Yoko, doesn't mean he can't be a racist at heart you know!
Along the lines of... a gay man who marries a woman for appearances sake?
It shouldn't be seen as surprising that Lennon would subtly lash out in such fashion.
See, once communism takes root, hatred and duplicity quickly creep in.
"Give Peace a Chance"
.. was he a peacemongerer... or was he worried about his commie pals in Nam getting a beatdown?
Afterall he was a major supporter of the International Marxist Group
(minds that hate)!
There were valid reasons for the US government's attempt to deport this guy!
His viscous attack on Bob Dylan after Bob's Christian release: "Serve Somebody".
Well we all know that commies hate Christianity amirite Spides?
"Imagine (no religion)"
... how did he plan to dispose of 6 billion religious people on this planet?
There was a rumour that in his last years he did in fact
carry a picture of Chairman Mao in his wallet.
Mere allegations, perhaps.
"Revolution Number 9"
... coming full circle to 'racism', there were those who said this song promoted race war (Manson et al).
All I can say is hatred is hatred and it's GOT TO STOP, I think we can agree on that much right Spides.