On The N Word

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As you recall from last week, Elizabitch Hasselbeck got very emotional during a debate with Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepard over the use of the controversial N word on The View.

Hasselbeck insisted that the word should not be used to describe anyone or be used by anyone. Whoopi took the position of many stating that only members of the black community are entitled to use the word.

Now steps in actor Taye Diggs, who has his own opinion about the situation and about Hasselbeck.

Diggs says Hasselbeck “doesn├óΓé¼Γäót understand, and, no offense ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ I don├óΓé¼Γäót think any white person has the right to tell a black person or to even weigh in on subject matter such as that. They don├óΓé¼Γäót know what it├óΓé¼Γäós like to be called that word; they don├óΓé¼Γäót know what it├óΓé¼Γäós like to be black.├óΓé¼┬¥

Diggs continued, “They can have an opinion, but… don’t take a word that you created and called me for many, many years, and then me being in my position, have the strength to change what it means in my own culture. Don’t try to take it back now. Now it’s ours. Leave it alone.”

What do U think?

Should everyone stop using that word? Or should it be allowed to be used by only some people?

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Jul 21, 2008 3:45pm PDT