I was grocery shopping recently. A white or perhaps hispanic looking girl loudly greeted a white or hispanic boy with "My n***a, whas up". My head spun around so quick Linda Blair would have been proud. I glared at her, then told her how racist and offensive that word is. She sheepishly said she didn't mean anything by it. The fact that she thought nothing about saying the word out loud ticked me off even more. Why have we turned such a vile term for us into a term of endearment? And worse, why have we let non-blacks do the same?