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Why Is The N-Word So Prevalent In The Hip Hop Community?

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The N Word By definition,  Extremely Disparaging and Offensive, a black person; a member of any dark-skinned people; a person of any race or origin regarded as contemptible, inferior, ignorant, etc.
The N-word and its prevalence in our Community is so frequently used it's somewhat like a loose cannon. The true meaning of the word has been so watered down it has some what lost its offensive connotation or has it? Ask just about any elderly person from 70's, 60's era or prior you will get a different response.
While researching this topic we came across an article titled The N-word: Our language's most controversial word is evolving, though its racial divisiveness remains." the article was written by Jason Browne. Jason interviewed several experts & non-experts gathering various perspectives on the topic. Here is a few quotes of the the article "As a rapper, you've damn near got to use (the N-word). It's standard gear now," said a  hip-hop executive  "So many Caucasians make money off the word, but most people I know, you can't say that word around. "He believes the word would eventually fall out of common use if removed completely from popular art. "It's bad for business if Lil' Wayne don't say the N-Word," he said as an example. "As an African-American, it should be looked at as the worst thing. " To some young African-Americans, the N-word is the worst thing."It's not common and it's not acceptable. It's disrespectful," said Nicole Terry, 22, a black, female EMCC student. "The word means an ignorant person. I have no idea (why people use the word). Maybe they don't know."  "Read more: http://www.cdispatch.com/news/article.asp?aid=7089#ixzz1UqEqH6DFor more info please contact today 877-580-8555!