This thread is making me a bit nervous, and runs the risk changing my views of a few members. Which I do not like. I love my 11W Buckeye brethren. Is there a double standard in the media? Hells yes - EVERY single race in the country could create a list on what issues the media has a double standard on. If you don't believe that then maybe you need to have more honest conversations with your diverse circle of friends.
Do I think I could change peoples minds on a message board about the difference and relationship between context and content? No. Do I feel there is a difference between a young black man using the word in this context as opposed to a frat singing songs about using the word and lynching people? Yes.
As a young black kid growing up in the NWA era I use the word more than the Smurfs used the word "Smurf" - Do I now cringe now that I'm older and I hear it on TV and radio? Yes. Mainly because it's low hanging fruit for people that want to use it as some sort of reverse argument to justify somebody else using it in another context.
I also think a few people need to learn the difference between racism and bigotry. Getting the two confused only weakens your argument even when what you're trying to say may have some validity.
And F***K Al Sharpton. Al Sharpton's hair doesn't even listen to Al Sharpton
Now ... moar football please ...