ERIC Number: EJ602773
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Who Can Say "Nigger"?...And Other Considerations.
Kennedy, Randall L.
Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, n26 p86-96 Win 1999-2000
Discusses when it is permissible to use the word "nigger," noting the word's unique status and examining how to determine its potency in comparison to other racial epithets. Examines the history of the word's use and current uses by comedians, the media, and people of different races. Presents an example of the word's controversial use by one university's athletic coach. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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