While the N Word is not considered the in word to use, it certainly is the in word for buzz. The mention of the word promoted a heated discussion among co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck and co-host Whoopi Goldberg. Discussion of just the word had co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck in tears Thursday after a discussion about the use of the n-word, in which fellow co-host Whoopi Goldberg told her the two “don’t live in the same world.”
Certainly, I was very disappointed in the use of the word by Rev. Jackson in the public setting it was used in. Do I support the use of the N Word? Among black Americans the use of the word is actually like a term of endearment.
To Elisabeth Hasselbeck, I say you will never understand and it is not something that can be easily explainable. However, I will attempt to try. Until you walk a mile in a person’s shoes you will never know their struggles. The N Word is an endearment of expression that black people feel only obliged to use among them and take offense if used by a person of another race. There remains no explanation to be given for this privilege.
Dear Elisabeth your social economic status and experiences will always put you and Whoopi worlds apart. That is what makes your show the View so special and popular among mainstream audiences of diverse backgrounds. However, I pray for my beautiful daughter that one day we can live in a world full of equality and that is why I support the need for change. I believe that life is what you make it and you have to create your own happiness. My Mommy taught me that the world owes you nothing, the world owes you nothing!
Live, be happy and for God sakes have so much fun doing it!
P.S. I don’t use the word in public settings and my husband does not allow the use of the word in our home ever. Do I use the word among close friends? Well, the word is expressed as a term of endearment. Take this as a possibly yes and a maybe no answer.
I remain a huge fan Hasselbeck!