MLK used the n-word in the 1960s. So when did it become not ok to say?
of fact he pronounced the word negro as nigra.
- Anonymous1 month agoFavorite Answer
It didn't happen overnight.
Once civil rights passed giving equal rights legislation to Blacks, a closer look was taken at how to address the group. It took some time to come up w/ what is now the most acceptable (Blacks/African Americans).
- Elaine MLv 71 month ago
Considering that was 60 years ago, yes, times have changed. The word shifted to African American, then later to 'black'.
- QuentinLv 71 month ago
MLK was a black and it was and still is OK for blacks to use the n-word, it is only whites that shouldn't use it.
- EmdogLv 61 month ago
"Negro" is not the "N" word, and you should know that. Negro was the term used for what later evolved to black people, then Afro-American and lately the somewhat fuzzy term that can include those of other than sub Saharan ancestry "People of color".
Malcolm X also used the term "negro".
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- L. E. GantLv 71 month ago
When political correctness became totally invasive.
Take a look at all the other words we have lost one way or another -- gay, pride, A** as the thing that looks like a donkey or mule, and far far more.....