Wednesday, 5 January 2011

"Nigger" is Not a Nice Word

"Nigger" is definitely not a nice word. But there is a reason for that and it has to do with what it represents and the history behind it. It reflects an attitude that is tied to the history of oppression of Black Americans, including, segregation, slavery and lynchings. This is a history that should not be forgotten. Removing the word from that history and from literature that reflects the attitudes of that time is not true to that history and does the remembrance of it a great disservice.

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