On this day in 1968, US athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists during the playing of the National Anthem after Smith received gold and Carlos bronze for the 200 meter run at the Olympic Games in Mexico City. The pair said the act was a protest of racial inequality back in the US.
I think the only way I wouldnt care about people who aren’t Black using the ‘N’ word is if it was as acceptable to use the racial slurs of other races. The same people, who aren’t Black, who think it’s cool to use the ‘N’ word would most likely have a problem if racial slurs that are directed at them was part of people’s everyday lexicon. It’s hypocritical, because if rappers finally started using other racial slurs in their songs I imagine people would see it as a problem. If it can’t go both ways, it shouldn’t go at all.