i hate to hear anyone utter this word but it enrages me when i hear a non-black person say this word (so casually and without hesitation and without repercussion). when did it become okay for them to use this horrible word so freely? is it b/c we use it to refer to one another? could they get it from listening to hiphop? seems like young hispanics/caucasian boys want to emulate black boys/men. here in miami they are the most offensive.this is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo bothersome to me. every chance i get i let my distaste be known. yesterday as i was riding the escalator this young latin man was behind me on his cellular and he said, "for real dog! nah, my n*gger!" i looked at him like he had 4 heads. another time i was in the movie theater and these 2 teenage latin boys were using the word in every sentence! i told them to stop using that filthy word in my prescence and they obliged.