The word 'Nigga' is a variation of the word 'nigger'. Yes, it was a bad thing in the past, used by white people to make themselves feel superior. But today, the word 'nigga' is used amongst african-americans in a positive manner. Some may say it's giving us an opportunity to bring segregation back, but that's not what it is at all. We've taken something negative, something that originally signified the 'lowliness' of African Americans, and turned it into something positive. Something that signifies the acceptance of African Americans amongst themselves.
"Hey, Nigga, what's up?"
"Nothin'. Gettin' ready to go shoot some hoops. Wanna come?"
"Yeah, let me get my coat."
November 29, 2005