But I just do not take it on and this is not condoning it.
If objectionable, then one does not associate with those people!.
For those of us who use the term of negative self expression, it is part of defiance against those who would dare to attempt to mark the words as insulting! You take away the intended purpose and turn it around in a nice way, as it were!
Used properly within the same crowd, it is humorous. When used to incite anger or hatred or otherwise, that is the main problem!
When I was in the military, there were about 5 Trinis in the same unit I was, and we would always greet each other with 'oye negro (pronounced kneegrow) and it was comical because others would look at us like we were crazy!
I am surprised that many Trinis are as ignorant as they say since I have not been in T&T for about 5 years and I spent just one month.
Westmoorings is a place where you live there if you can afford to live there but sadly people some Afro-Trinis think that is is luck and the hue factor that is the qualifying criteria.