The word n*****
The “N-word should never be used by anyone — ever. That includes Black people like me. It is more than just a word. To some people, just seeing the N-word reminds them of someone getting hung from a tree. This word can never be used positively because it has such a negative history. You never know what it could bring up for someone.
I’m guilty of using the N-word for most of my life, on a regular basis, until one day my daughter was singing one of my songs and she asked me, “Daddy, what is N*****?”
I didn’t know what to say or what to do except to stop saying the word right then and there. Like my daughter, I was taught the N-word. But for the future generations, we need to teach words like God, Love, Life, Family, Honor.
While we need to bury that word, we also need to have these conversations about doing so. What are we contributing to our future. I want it to be peace.