I regret everything. I’m sorry.
I am a white person and I once said the n word. At the time I was much younger and didn’t know what it meant. I just heard someone say it (a white man) and though I didn’t know what it meant, I knew it was a bad word. I don’t quite remember the conversation I had but I remember asking my friends what it meant. They just stared at me, until one of them explained it. The reason I didn’t know what it meant at age 11 is because I’m a sheltered white person who has always lived in predominantly white neighbourhoods and my school was never all that diverse. This is not me trying to excuse my actions, but rather get this off my chest. I’m not sure my friends even still remember this, but I do. I almost forgot about it, but it’s always at the back of my mind. I’m sorry.