My friends are in an indie band, and on weekends they use their recording equipment to record hip-hop beats and verses. It all explicitly apes black culture and copies popular music made by black artists. None of us are black. One of us is half-Taiwanese. Everyone else is effectively white. They all claim the right to say "nigga" whenever they want to.
None of them think it's racist at all. Or maybe they do and just deny that it is. Either way, it strikes me, as a white person, as a potentially offensive activity, and the music itself is honestly some of the worst I've ever heard.
What do black people think of this kind of behavior? Genuinely curious.