I'm posting my stance on the entire N word's usage.
I don't think that the word should be said at all, by anyone. Blacks say it meaning "Frined" or "That guy", but if a white person were to say it, it'd be highly offencive. I can understand how this would be annoying in the eyes of whites, but I think it should first be understood that the word was transformed into a different meaning by blacks and blacks alone, if somone else were to use it, it'd mean a whole different thing.
Now this rule that whites can't say the N word (not in front of blacks at least), but blacks can has been obeyed for as far back as I can remember. The berrier kind of broke, recently in my opinion. Whites have said this word to me via an Xbox live headset, or through the internet, never to my face. I'm guessing it's becasue of fear.
"Well, if African Americans don't want to be called the N word, they should stop calling THEMSELVES the N word, then"
A typical comeback to the N word discussion, and I agree with it. nobody should use the N word, no matter what they mean by it in my opinion. Just because of the power it had, and still has today. It's one of the ugliest words in the english language, and for that it should not be said. Just becasue it's heard in rap videoes, or in movies, doesn't mean it can be said casually.
Well, that's my stance on the argument... comment please.