... at the end of the day its still just a word.
it's definitely lost power over time and we're more desensitized to it. i'd probably shrug it off if a white person said it to my face in an effort to piss me off. you know, the difference between saying it with gger at the end vs igga. at the same time i reserve the right to dot that eye depending on the mood i'm in.
lol, whatever dude. Language is progressive, it changes and morphs all of the time. 100 years from now people will be speaking much differently and words will have all sorts of different meanings/implications. Happens all the time.
possibly. 100 years from now aliens could take over the planet or jesus could return or both. here in 2011, brown skin people are still getting discriminated against, profiled, prejudiced, locked up disproportionally, and generally dealing with extra bs just because they're not white.
other people using it cause they feel they can relate to the bs we deal with. on some level i'm sure some of them can, it's not the same though.