Originally Posted by serial-thrilla
saying the n word is not illegal, no police officer could arrest you for simply saying it, unless you were harassing a black person saying it repeatedly to them.
PROOF THAT IT IS TECHNICALLY ILLEGAL NEAR WHERE I LIVE (NOT THE SAME STATE):
As NYC passes a symbolic ban on the 'n-word,' teens debate if it's ever ok to use it. On March 1, 2007, the New York City Council passed a symbolic resolution calling for a moratorium on the use of the 'n-word." The n-word has a controversial history. Once used as derogatory speech directed at slaves, and as an epithet used to intimidate individuals during the Civil Rights era, it has since been transformed into contemporary slang.
The resolution was drafted by Queens Councilman Leroy Comrie, a five-year veteran of City Council and the Deputy Majority Leader. He told youth journalists from Children's PressLine in a phone interview that the ban wasn't an attempt to limit people's expression but, "We want people to present themselves in a better light, because in this world, it's your presentation that affects how you're treated."
Comrie blamed "the artistic community" for making the word popular in order to "make money." He went on to say, "If you use an objectionable word as an exclamation point, or try to reformat it as a friendship word, it only shows that you're not working to better yourself or to understand the world around you, and you're not respecting the sensibilities of other people."
BANNED = TECHNICALLY ILLEGAL, AND DID YOU KNOW THAT THERE IS A NEW JERSEY TOWN THAT FINES ANYONE WHO SWEARS IN PUBLIC?