Wrongthink and Word Choice
Criminalizing speech without context and defending criminal behavior as mere speech are two sides of an insane coin.
I don’t really want to talk about the n-word. But here we are.
I’m old enough to remember when rap and hip-hop burst onto the scene. Ever since, there’s been a robust debate about why it is okay for black performers—and ultimately, black citizens—to use the term but not anybody else.