The ongoing use of the N-word by today’s black entertainers has fueled its popularity among non-blacks, and things are starting to get out of hand. I don’t think anyone should be allowed to utter that word. However, I can’t deny the fact that it is significantly more hurtful when uttered by a non-black person. I came to realize that this issue had gotten completely rambunctious when Madonna called her son who is white the N-word as a term of endearment. She is an adoptive mother to two black children, so that was a huge concern for me. What she did was wrong on so many levels.I’m not implying that rappers and entertainers are the only ones responsible for the reckless use of the N-word, but they are a colossal part of the problem. At this point, I am beginning to think that we have no other alternative than to boycott all entertainers who use or endorse that word. We belong to a very money hungry generation, so people will not take heed until their finances are threatened.It’s quite sad that these entertainers are incapable of creating a progressive movement within the industry by educating one another. They should be holding each other accountable. When Lil’ Wayne said, “beat that p up like Emmett Till a 14-year old African-American boy who was murdered for “allegedly” flirting with a white woman in 1955. He was brutally beaten, his eyes were gouged out and then shot in the dead, members of the public were outraged, meanwhile fellow rappers and entertainers remained unmoved. Although Wayne apologized to the Till family, the damage had already been done. With many young black people looking up to the likes of Lil’ Wayne, are we really shocked that the black community has been stagnant over the years? While other communities are evolving, we are at a standstill. As a matter of fact, if one were to argue that black people are actually moving backwards, they wouldn’t be too far off.