A pc code word? You sound like one of those crazy conspiracy theorists. Was it a code word when Tupac had it tattooed across his stomach? It's used to describe a certain way of behaving because that is it's definition, never mind that 'thug life' has been glorified for decades by rappers and now you wanna get all offended by it's use? Is this another word that only black people and honorary black people can say? Lol, just ridiculous. Also, class act is used a lot to describe people of all races. Oh, but I must not be a minority because only white people ca`n't see the encrypted media racism. Disgusting.
Well to answer your question words hold power depending on who's saying them. The N word was used to demoralize and put black people below and in there place. So to use this as an example,if i were to call you a lazy bum you wouldn't give a rat butt what i said. But say your mother called you that it would hold a much greater meaning. As for tupac he's not the king of black people and doesn't speak for all of us. I know me and the people i associate with we don't call each other thugs or whatever else.