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African Americans--Social conditions; United States--Race relations--Psychological aspects; African Americans--Race identity; Racism in language; Racism--United States--Psychological aspects; English language--Slang--Social aspects--United States; English language--United States--Slang--Psychological aspects; Invective--United States--Psychological aspects; Invective--United States--History--Anecdotes;
The N!gga(er) Word is a teaching unit that focuses on efforts to understand the connotations of N!gga(er). The unit explores language choices - the decisions people make when demonstrating brotherhood, anger, and/or frustration. Those decisions reveal that as a society we are not fully aware of the historical denotations of N!gga(er) or the repercussions of using such terminology in our daily lives. Social media and networks shape the connotation of N!gga(er), thus shaping the way it is used.
Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies
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Cortez, Julie, "The Nigger Word teaching guide" (2013). Supplemental Educational Material. 1.