I don't use the word mostly because it's not necessary and there's a big chance you're gonna offend someone so it's easier to just rip it out of your vocab.. but I personally think telling someone they can't use a certain word due to the color of their skin is more racist than the white person saying it. Let's be real, most people these days have never owned a slave; and I can't speak for others, but I've never wanted to. This may have been originally fashioned specifically for African Americans, but it would be hypocritical to say we can judge one race by the color of their skin and not the other.. so I think it's particularly relevant to this subject. I personally think anyone who uses the word shouldn't have the right to get mad at another doing the same; regardless of skin color, as that's exactly what they're fighting for, right? Equality. What kind of equality allows one set of people to do something, and not another? SIDENOTE: I find it very awkward and uncomfortable when a white person says it, so I'm moreso suggesting the death of the word completely.. but if the black community keeps it alive, I think it's unfair to expect others not to be affected by it.