I take note a lot of black persons use the word "negro" in a polite manner. I do not think a non black person should use the word, but it seems to be an unspoken understanding in the black community that the word is not derogitory when used amongst fellow black persons.<quoted text>
Yea, I was just returning briefly to the 19th Century for a minute using the polite term for the N word. Unfortunately, Gail has not reached this point of politeness yet. "Redbone"...that's a new one for me. I like that. Wait until I tell the other brothers.
I do not like when black people use the other N word though, as it is just to harsh for my tastes.
I really feel like that word needs to be tucked away.
Can you tell us your perspective?