Are you Jamaican? I always thought you were from Philly or Harlem, as you speak of them often. If so, as a US native, you knew how the term would be viewed in the US, so I guess I am confused. If I were to use the N-word as say, rappers use it, would that be okay? I'm from Hartford CT, I just wish I was a Harlemnite. As I said earlier my father is Jamaican and I grew up in a Jamaican neighborhood, so I use their terminology frequently. You can say what you like online , I wouldn't advise you to say it to my or many Blacks faces. But, if a Chinese or Indian person told me they took offense to what I said, I'd apologize. Your opinion on it doesn't matter, it is a little phony to be offended for others, especially for such a mild term. It is also silly to compare Chinamon to the N-word, highly different terms.