Old habits die hard. Worse yet, bad habits die noisily.
People in the general vicinity of my skin tone have created a lot of controversy around the N-famous (see what I did there?) word known now by its primary letter. Created by ignorant slave traders, perpetuated by an entire culture of hateful, scarcity-clutching, disdainfully judgmental people, and ironically commandeered by the very people which the word seeks to besmirch and persecute, this word has gone through several permutations in the last few decades or so, each an attempt to soften or ‘flip’ the meaning and reestablish the culture surrounding it.