It’s about ownership of a word that’s been used for centuries to belittle and demean. I’m not sure why that is so difficult to understand. Think of it like a club. You’re not in the club, so you don’t get to say it. Black people in this country have been excluded from using public restrooms and water fountains… from using front entrances of restaurants and hotels. You’re excluded from using one word and y’all throw a hissyfit. White Privilege much?
Tree, if it were that simple, I'd be on board with your view...no problem.
But we both know that the game the Wokeists and Dem-Mediacrats are playing in the case of Rogan and a thousand others goes far beyond the neat little formulation that you present above.