Yeah, I'm about to go there.
I have been watching this stuff about Riley Cooper on ESPN for the past couple days now and they keep getting African American to chyme in with their opinions. It's crazy the way some of them act about it. In no way am I excusing Cooper's actions but A LOT of African Americans use that word all the time in everyday conversation. Not all of them. But some. How can you possibly be so offended by it, and use it all the time? It's just my opinion that if they would stop using it so much around everyone, then maybe the word would go away for good. Don't use it all the time and then get offended when you hear someone of a different race repeat what you say all the time. Just stop saying it. It's a word from a totally different time that should no longer still be around. I don't get how It's okay to whites crackers. That's very offensive and not anything to be proud of. Crackers were people that cracked the whip on slaves. That more offensive that the "N" word in my opinion. At least having the heritage of being able to survive something so terrible is something to be proud of. There is nothing good to be proud about when being called a "cracker." Not all white come from "crackers" and not all blacks come from slaves. I am in no way a racist and have never used the "N" word in my life. The fact is these words are from a totally different time and have no place in a 2013 society. I'm sick of this double standard society has and it needs to stop. I hope I got my point across without sounding crazy. BTW I hate this subject but this was really getting to me. I had to put down my thoughts somewhere.