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Kramer’s Big Defender: KRS-One

Gives lesson in semiotics.


Count KRS-One, self-proclaimed prophet of all things hip-hop, among the black people who are okay with Michael Richards, sort of. I loved it when that dude Kramer used nigga! he said at the 25th anniversary of Nike’s Air Force 1 sneakers. The people who made my clothes, made your tape recorder are using that word right now. People at big companies are saying it right now! If I could use cracker, kike, spic, and chink, then anyone else can use nigga. Let’s get it right: N-I-G-G-E-R is offensive, N-I-G-G-A is not. Except Richards used the former.

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