Do we take the word "nigger" and use it as our own, in a whole different spin to 1)throw it back in the face of the ones who have, and those who still are using the word against people of color?-You know, put a positive spin on things; or 2)do we use it simply because it's another word we've got to identify ourselves with, so let's use the hell out of it?-unconscious of the effects that may be taking place from using the word.
My other question is, Why are we using a word that brought shame to our people in the past? Personally, I feel uneasy to hear that word come out of a Black person's mouth to describe or acknowledge another Black person. I know we have better words in the dictionary we can use. Does that mean we've accepted the word?