I feel if you have to ask yourself that question then you might be. Other wise you would have put no thought into it.
But i respect your question but i don't respect those that responded with jokes cause it aint funny. Nigger and nigga are two differnt words that mean two differnt things, if you don't know that than you shouldnt use either.
lets put it in this perspective so you can see why some black americans get mad. Have you had a grandparent, great grandparent, shot, beat raped, or humilatied for doing nothing other than being the color of thier skin? while all this goes on being called a nigger as a word ment to degrade and humiliate. I don't think any man white or black would take the word lightly if they experience that. Same with Jews, but its funny how little white boys and ignorant teens go around and throw the words freely like its a joke.
The word nigga came about when some one decided that he was going to take the word that was ment to do him harm and embrace it as a part of his culture, and use it as a term of expression. but little white boys take it as a way to be rebelious and funny. well i say watch were you say it cause it can get you really F**ked up.(guess thats why its used on the internet, and behind close doors or with those of the same race).
I don't mind the word coming from a white person that understands how to and when not to use it. But from the way that yall have used it and shrugged it off in this thread is not funny, i happen do be a grand child of one of those women that was beat and raped for the color of her skin thus the reason im not as dark as other people in my family. So no i don't think you are a racist but why did it have to be nigger baby when it could have so easily been discribed so differnt? too many that don't understand joke with the word and are ignorant to the fact of the pain that comes from that word when inturn used by a white person. SO if you cant understand that or don't want to just have some common sense and self respect to not use words you don't understand.