Students mixed on if using the n-word is “cool”

Allie Fischer

Some people think only black people should use the n-word, others think it shouldn’t be said at all. More than a few Central students think it’s “cool” to say.

Students at Central seem to use the n-word a lot without a care in the world, said junior Allexys Ronning-Franco, “I don’t think it’s respectful to anyone who was called that.”

“People think it’s cool but I think it’s childish.” ”

— Allexys Ronning-Franco

The derogatory term was used to describe or call out black slaves by their owners. It’s been around since the late 1500s and for some reason students and even adults still have the need to say it. The word was later changed to “colored” because it was a more respectful term, even though it was used for the same reasons.

Freshman Deion Mcneal uses the n-word, but only around other black people. When asked if he thinks it’s okay for non-black people to say n-word he said “Heck no, it’s just a respect thing. There’s a lot of history that people don’t see. They just think it’s a “cool” word to say around their friends.”

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