Whatever happened to Hispanic/Latino People using the word Vato, Homes, Chico, etc? Nowadays when you find a latino talking to his buddy he mostly like refer to him as “Nigga”. This word has been popularized by Black African Americans. It’s a term of endearment. Sorta like saying “Wussup Bro”. You hear it frequently in conversations and Hip Hop Music.
But over the past few years, Hispanics and Latinos use the word Nigga far more than Blacks themselves.
First off, The word itself is generated from the derogatory word “Nigger”. Blacks watered it down and gave it a cool hip appeal. To make it more personal, they took off the Er and added an A. To call it Nigga instead of Nigger.
Throughout the 70’s is when the name became famous as blacks would stand outside juke joints and liquor stores and simply gossip. Referring to each other as “Nigga”
It’s hard to pinpoint exactly why Latino’s use the word Nigga so much. But one can speculate it comes from being a fan of HipHop. Most latino’s that use the word is the young ones. They may gangbang and show love to there Chicano roots but they’re fans of the HipHop generation. And as we all know the word Nigga is a mainframe in Hip Hop Music.
Latinos and The Nigga Word
I’ve asked one Mexican kid why he uses the word so much and his idiotic reason was “Ya know mexicans were the 1st niggas”. Lol, yea we know it sounds stupid. Oddly enough not only do Latinos use the word. But young white kids use it too. Is it to say the word has lost it’s hateful juice and now just a cool thing to say?