Terrence Howard Allows White Friends Use N-Word Around Him
Empire star, Terrence Howard, recently chatted with Access Hollywood Live, to explain why the n-word needs to be said on the hit Fox show. Howard says that in season two of Empire, the show’s writers should use the n-word for it to be more authentic.
The star explained why he believes using the “n-word” tackles racism head on:
I believe, if we’re gonna really tackle racism…If we’re gonna tackle bigotry, if we’re gonna tackle homophobia — we need to tackle it dead one….Since n*gga is used in almost every conversation in most black neighborhoods why is it that we don’t hear it on TV anymore? Are white people afraid of it? Did they create the word? But if this is something that we use on a daily basis, then let’s address what it REALLY means?
Terrence later evoked the spirit of MLK and says this…
We need to address it straight up and down. As long as we keep calling each other ‘n*gga’, along the way, we’re gonna treat each other like that.
The actor shares that his white friends use the racial slur and he’s completely fine with it…
My friends use it. My white friends, ‘What’s up my n*gga?’ It has taken on this term to us. But it’s blown out of proportion outside the world. Some of my white friends, who I’ve grown up with, when I talk to them on a daily basis. when they use it, it doesn’t have any mal [sic] intent to associate it with that. It’s just a noun now; it’s an adjective….It describes a moment, it describes a feeling. It no longer describes a state of a race or a human being.
What do you think of Terrence’s sentiments about ni**ga being used on the show??