idk man. to be honest the moment i saw it i laughed a little..then on the ride home I started thinking how much this picture symbolized a portion of my childhood. People were (and still are) quick to assume that because im from the suburbs my life has been easy. Though I havent had a traumatizing, life-changing experience I think my surroundings have had a huge impact on my personality. Growing up we (my fam) were the only blacks on the block. My best friend(s) were hispanic up until I reached grade school. Shout out to Valerie lmao. Opportunities passed us by forcing us to think it was something WE did. On the contrary it was just because we invaded "their space." Thank god my parents enrolled me in school in Houston's school district, if not im sure life would suck! I remember being called nigger on various occassions. I specifically remember the look on those kids faces when they said it. Honestly, I didnt care...I knew that I would be able to hold it against them or rebel if i needed to. I was a youngin who understood the principles but didnt necessarily understand why. All i knew is that if someone said it to me, I would be forced to make them cry.
I dont think the severity of the word will ever get back to how it was, but at the same time I dont fault those who use it. As far as my opinion goes: it will always be used but im tired of whites attempting to make it derogatory again. We (our people) use this word daily, and yeah we might be pissed when YOU say it but dont for a second think you have hurt our feelings. You using the word merely reflects your ignorance, incompetence, all around stupidity.
btw Rockets vs. Lakers 52-77 right now. didnt want to boast on fb (avoding attention from the haters) but ALREADY! lol. [AARON BROOKS. you better do that] damn && yao got a broke foot. Rocket-ball.