Use of the Word "Nigga" in Society

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“Nigger” A Word That Should be put to Rest
From the days of slavery until present time today the use of the word nigger has changed it’s meaning from being derogatory to a friendly gesture to a friend, and personally I want it abolished from the English language. Back in the days of slavery they used the word nigger to categorize black people in an offensive way, but now-a-days more and more people, mostly African-Americans, use the word in a friendly way talking towards their family and friends. I believe if more people understood where this word came from they would stop saying it. As time went by, and as people started to change I suppose the word also changed its meaning to some people. Hopefully soon the word nigger will be nonexistent in the English language in any form or way that people say it. The word nigger has changed its meaning, became an household common word, and unreasonable stayed around for as long as I remember, and I’m trying to figure out why.

The word nigger comes form the Spanish word negro meaning black. Europeans started to call the Africans negros during the slave trade days. In those times the word was not used in a derogatory way but just to classify them as an associate of whichever of the dark-skinned native peoples of Africa and/or their offspring in a different place. It was not until some years before the Revolutionary War when the word nigger started to be used in an insulting way towards the Africans or darker colored people in America. When the word nigger was formulated the meaning it suggested was of a debased, ignorant, or very low person. It was mostly used by the slave owners and other dominant race people to degrade the Africans and to get in there head and have control over them verbally as well as mentally. The origin of this word is known world wide, but some people still continue to try and use it.

More and more African Americans in this present day use the word nigga in a friendly tone & gesture towards...
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