In case you didn’t know the word that was painted on the rock at Governor Perry’s hunting camp was - Niggerhead.
Here is what Wikipedia says about the word Niggerhead:
In several English-speaking countries, Niggerhead or nigger head is a former name for several things thought to resemble a black person ("nigger")'s head.
The term was once widely used for all sorts of things, including products such as soap and chewing tobacco, but most often for geographic features such as hills and rocks and geological objects. In the U.S., more than a hundred "Niggerheads" and other place names now considered racially offensive were changed in 1962 by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, but many local names remained unchanged.
There is also an island in Australia called Nigger Head. Again, this is what Wikipedia has to say about it.
Nigger Head is a small island in the Northern part of Shelburne Bay in far north Queensland, Australia about 30km North of Cape Grenville, Cape York Peninsula in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Queensland, Australia. It is so named because it is an isolated coral outcrop; such outcrops were previously known as Niggerheads by British sailors.
There is a well known black political activist that is named Nigger though with the slightly different spelling of Niger. Niger Innis is the national spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). It is always somewhat humorous seeing his name on TV whenever he appears to give his views on various issues. They pronounce his name with a long I sound and give the - g - a ch sound to avoid embarrassment.
You can read about Niger Innis at Wikipedia
Therefore to avoid offending Africans, the Politically Correct police has forbidden its use and claim that the word could cause emotional damage to Africans. As a result no one says the N word until the black man leaves the room. No one realized that the N word was a bad word until the New York Jews started making the claim in a further attempt to create white guilt. The word nigger was in popular use for hundreds of years and no one thought bad of it. For an example, the famous author Agatha Christie published a children’s book as recent as 1936 and gave it the title, Ten Little Niggers. The name has now been changed to And Now There Was None.
Even today N word people generally call other N word people the N word.
So even if the word is not being used directly to create emotional distress to Negroes, the demand is to be total. Historical markings with the word Nigger in it are now outlawed. In other words you would not be allowed to open a restaurant called, Nigger Café or sell Nigger Poppers for the fourth of July celebration - even if it was not a reference to Negroes.
However, the ban on offensive words seems not to be universal. For example, we are all aware that the hateful racist slang of Cracker whenever Negroes refer to White People. Yet there is no attempt to remove this racial pejorative word from our language. So while you cannot name a restaurant Nigger Café - Cracker Barrel is acceptable. I could not buy Niggers from the grocery isle but I can buy a whole variety of Crackers. And on the 4th of July I would never be allowed to sell or buy Nigger Poppers yet I can easily buy various forms of Fire Crackers!
There seems to be a double standard so well established that white people are afraid to acknowledge it without fear of being called racist.