Abruptly stop? Say something else?
Most Helpful Guy
I pretty much just say it unless i don't know what somebody's feelings about it would be
It's a little annoying to have been brought up in a culture where i hear that word 100 times a day but i still have to tiptoe around it.
But it's whatever, i do it anyway, out of respect for strangers and friends and stuff.1
Most Helpful Girl
Actually, I'm allowed to say it because, although I am not African American, my parents are from Ukraine and, therefore, weren't a part of American slavery. Also, if you read up on Renaissance slavery, Africa specialized, as one of its trades at some point, selling slaves from other parts of Africa, some other place, and eastern Europe - where Ukrainians are! They actually were enslaved, too.
So, being born in Phillie, loving rap, and having darker-skinned cousins (Ukrainians were raped by Mongolins and given brown hair, brown eyes, and dark skin), nigga is actually a greeting we use for each other in my family.
So, if I encounter it in a song, guess what I do.1