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In America, you can say n*gger all you want, and it’s considered protected speech under the Constitution. Even though free speech is not absolute, it does still protect people from being prosecuted over insults, even if those insults are racially motivated. In the United Kingdom, however, you can be prosecuted for hate speech. One man who used the N-word to address a black man found this out the hard way. Christopher Jones was initially charged by local authorities and courts with racial abuse for using the word. Jones, a fan of rap music, maintained that he is not a racist, just a fan of rap music who grew up listening to the word being used. “I am not a racist,” he told The Sentinel. “It was used as slang. For me it is a term of endearment, not something racist.” He  continued, saying, “I like hip-hop and it is a word that is used all the time in music.” A Crown Prosecution Service spokesperson said Jones had “repeatedly shouted [the word] from a window to a group on the street” on Sept. 10 of this year. “Mr. Jones accepted that he used the language alleged but denied it was motivated by hostility,” the representative added. “This was accepted by the magistrates and Mr. Jones was acquitted.”

Man Accused of Racial Abuse Says He Used N-Word as ‘Term of Endearment’, Blames Hip-Hop

In America, you can say n*gger all you want, and it’s considered protected speech under the Constitution. Even though free speech is not absolute, it does still protect people from being prosecuted over insults, even if those insults are racially motivated.

In the United Kingdom, however, you can be prosecuted for hate speech. One man who used the N-word to address a black man found this out the hard way. Christopher Jones was initially charged by local authorities and courts with racial abuse for using the word.

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6 comments

  1. Give it a rest. It's just a word. Tell your ears to not be so sensitive.

  2. I have no use what so ever for the word N**** in the past or now. that word was and still is being used to degrade Black People! I cannot stand that a lot of black youth and the Hip-Hop use the word likes it's okay. It's not funny and it's not endearing by any means! White, Black Blue, Red or whatever color you are. DO NOT USE THE WORD ESPECIALLY AROUND ME!

  3. I can't put all the blame on this man because you have some of this African Americans especially these rapper and comedian think the word Nigger is just another word. In fact, they say it's a term on endearment! So when white people and others hear something like that think it's okay to use it!

    • c'mon now, really? does ANYONE think its ok to use? and when black people use the word, I'm sorry, but it's not that word ….. it's more of a slang word that they use …..and it's pronounced "nikkuh

    • No matter how you pronounce the word…it's one that we should be using, especially towards one another. The only time this word should be used, is educational.

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