My 3 year old has apparently picked up on some slang
I am not sure what to think of it
Growing up I was raised mainly by my mom who was white, so the word just was never used. When I went to my dads house, yes, used in normal conversation all of the time.
Now I am an adult and for many years, all of high school and part of college I never used the word, but then I ended up getting a few roommates and as they used it, I slowly began slipping it, until suddenly it just became normal for me to use with certain people.
My sister has always used the word in conversation, again pending who was part of that conversation
My sons dad was raised in Oakland, California. I don't know many people, even non-black, who don't say it from time to time coonversationally.
So now my kid has said it. He won't say it in front of me, but when with his dad he thinks its funny because he knows he will get in trouble, so he tests his boundaries.
I am thinking of it as any cuss word
I allow my son to say hella because hella is like a normal word here
But to let him sit there and say Ni&&a, idk I don't think he should use it until he has full knowledge of the word and whatr it means, and why we don't say it to other people, and when it is offensive and when it is not. Like I didn't use it til about 20 years old so it's a hard call.