When the baby boomers were in their 20s, Weezy discovered George Jefferson had blown $350 on a watch. She put her hands on her hips and exclaimed, “Nigger, please!” The audience was in hysterics.
Thirty-seven years later, that word has become so unthinkable, we only pronounce the first letter. In today’s America, it’s racist to feature a commercial with a monkey in it if an African American was on TV earlier.
Shit, the term “kitchen cabinet” is now considered racist.