I hangout mostly with young ladies between the ages of eighteen and twenty four. Because they like to do what I like to do. And ladies my age have all settled down and are not into what I am. So these ladies are always texting me. And most of them call me "nigga" or use that word somewhere in text. And I have a myspace page. And I see people (white) in open forums posting that same word in various types of spellings. I am thirty nine when I was younger you had to be black to use that word. And then it was said to another black person. I find the word disrespectful no matter how you spell it. I am polite when asking my lady friends not to call me that. It is just so freely used now by all races from what I see. My question is this progress?