Dear, white friends.
You know when you go home for the holidays, and your family calls you by that pet-name whose origin has to do with some affliction, tragic incident or embarrassing event in your life, e.g. “Biscuit” or “Rabbit” and the ilk?
That’s what nigger is to Black folks…and that’s why we can say it and you can’t.
Don’t make it awkward, Biscuit. Let’s just keep it in the family.