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Articles tagged nigger: the strange career of a troublesome word

Monday, July 21 2008

Sellout: The Politics of Racial Betrayal

Notable figures from Diana Ross to Barack Obama have been slapped with the "s-word" at some point or another for any number of real or imagined offenses.


Sunday, July 29 2007

The NAACP’s Mock Burial of Its Relevance

Our enemy is not the "N-word" itself; it’s whatever propels people to use it. We need healers, not language nannies.


Wednesday, August 21 2002

Nigger by Randall Kennedy

If hip-hop is as American as apple pie, then the language it uses, a language that some call coarse and others call authentic has become the currency of hipness and modernity.


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