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Old 15 February 2018, 04:10 PM
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Anyone who you knew personally grew up well after the time when it was well established as a hateful and oppressive slur.

And there is no evidence that its first use was simply an alternate term for black people, in fact, Merriam Webster's etymology says:

From the earliest usage it was "the term that carries with it all the obloquy and contempt and rejection which whites have inflicted on blacks"
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