Just because some ignorant black people use this word does not mean that all black people do or that anyone should. It is very important to understand that the majority of black people do not, have not and never would use the N word because they RESPECT THEMSELVES AND OTHERS.
The ones who do are very ignorant of all the harm that word has caused and continues to cause. For example many people were called that very last word as they were lynched or otherwise murdered. Others were taunted with it as they were beaten or raped or were held captive while their friends or loved ones were beaten, raped or murdered.
ANYONE of ANY color or ethnicity using this word is an ignorant and vile fool. Unfortunately, we have an abundance of ignorant and vile fools in this world who would rather destroy, infuriate and put down other people.