…aaand Richard Pryor just did a roll in his grave. Good thing they waited until the word eased its way into pop culture, films, music, stand-up comedy… Snip from BBC Americas:
The city council of New York has voted to ban the use of the word “nigger”.
The resolution to ban the so-called “N-word” is largely symbolic as it carries no weight in law and those who use the word would face no punishment.
But it reflects a growing unease that the racial slur is now part of everyday conversation and that the taboo against its usage has been swept away.
The word is in common usage among sections of the younger generation in the United States.