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Reply to "Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!"

Jaco, while it would be difficult to disagree that words used in a conversation between two people carries the meaning as understood by the two people conversing, the impact of their language, the words they are using reaches beyond those two. This can be demonstrated by one not being able to speak about a bomb on an airplane. Surely if I turned to a friend on a plane and said "this song I am listening to is the "bomb" he would know what I mean but how will it be perceived by others, should they adjust to the popular use of the word by Black folk or should I have chosen a better word considering the time and place of my comments. Does it matter that the word has a completely different meaning based on the context in which it was used by me while speaking with a friend, of course not, I know better and popular culture is no excuse.
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