📒 Nigger by Randall Kennedy

Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Vintage
ISBN_10 : 9780307538918
Copyright Year : 2008-12-18
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It’s “the nuclear bomb of racial epithets,” a word that whites have employed to wound and degrade African Americans for three centuries. Paradoxically, among many black people it has become a term of affection and even empowerment. The word, of course, is nigger, and in this candid, lucidly argued book the distinguished legal scholar Randall Kennedy traces its origins, maps its multifarious connotations, and explores the controversies that rage around it. Should blacks be able to use nigger in ways forbidden to others? Should the law treat it as a provocation that reduces the culpability of those who respond to it violently? Should it cost a person his job, or a book like Huckleberry Finn its place on library shelves? With a range of reference that extends from the Jim Crow south to Chris Rock routines and the O. J. Simpson trial, Kennedy takes on not just a word, but our laws, attitudes, and culture with bracing courage and intelligence.

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Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Vintage
ISBN_10 : 9780375713712
Copyright Year : 2003
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Provides an analysis of the word "nigger" and its repercussions for, effect on, and place in American culture, and the use of the controversial word as a racial epithet and methods that can deprive the word of its destructive character.

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📒 Nigger by Randall Kennedy

Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Turtleback Books
ISBN_10 : 1417648481
Copyright Year : 2003-01-01
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Provides an analysis of the word "nigger" and its repercussions for, effect on, and place in American culture, and the use of the controversial word as a racial epithet and methods that can deprive the word of its destructive character.

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📒 Nigger by Dick Gregory

Genre : History
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN_10 : 9780593086155
Copyright Year : 2019-06-11
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Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory’s million-copy-plus bestselling memoir—now in trade paperback for the first time. “Powerful and ugly and beautiful...a moving story of a man who deeply wants a world without malice and hate and is doing something about it.”—The New York Times Fifty-five years ago, in 1964, an incredibly honest and revealing memoir by one of the America's best-loved comedians and activists, Dick Gregory, was published. With a shocking title and breathtaking writing, Dick Gregory defined a genre and changed the way race was discussed in America. Telling stories that range from his hardscrabble childhood in St. Louis to his pioneering early days as a comedian to his indefatigable activism alongside Medgar Evers and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Gregory's memoir riveted readers in the sixties. In the years and decades to come, the stories and lessons became more relevant than ever, and the book attained the status of a classic. The book has sold over a million copies and become core text about race relations and civil rights, continuing to inspire readers everywhere with Dick Gregory's incredible story about triumphing over racism and poverty to become an American legend.

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📒 Nigger Heaven by Carl Van Vechten

Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
ISBN_10 : 0252068602
Copyright Year : 1926
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Here upper-class elites discuss art in well-appointed drawing rooms; rowdy and lascivious drunks spend long nights in jazz clubs and speakeasies; and politically conscious young intellectuals drink coffee and debate "the race problem" in walkup apartments. At the center of the story, two young people - a quiet, serious librarian and a volatile aspiring writer - struggle to love each other as their dreams are slowly suffocated by racism.

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Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
ISBN_10 : 9781462822270
Copyright Year : 2006-03-21
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Dee Brown reintroduces the familiar yet compelling social issue with his sophomore effort. Why do I have to be your Nigger? “Theories In Niggativity”, questions diverse correlations between African-Americans and the word nigger. Dee explores cultures, gender gaps, racism, class-status, stereotypes, along with various philosophies in order to present understanding concerning his people’s overwhelming kinship with one word. Why do we love the word? Why do we hate the word? Dee Brown presents readers an introspective view of African-American pioneers whose legacy unfortunately failed to outlast one word. WHY?

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Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Frog Books
ISBN_10 : 1583942106
Copyright Year : 2008-01
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“If you're black you don't need to get at anything. You're already there. You can live right out of your insides.” So says the antihero of this legendary novel that reimagines the Bible’s prodigal son as a young black man in post-Civil Rights-era America. George Washington—one of his many aliases—is a classic trickster figure, a blend of con artist, deep thinker, and willing object of white women’s sexual fantasies. Fed up with life in racist America, he leaves his rural South for Denmark on a curious quest, determined to discover if there is “any mother fucker in this despiteful world who ever told himself the truth.” In Denmark he spends his days bantering with fellow black expatriates and his nights bedding a series of white women who project their desires on him. Inevitably, these worlds collide, with Washington, aka Anthony Miller, aka Paul Winthrop, aka Mr. Jiveass Nigger, increasingly alienated in a world of opportunists. A return to America after his self-imposed exile promises transformation, but is Washington too far gone? Cecil Brown brings blistering prose, unabashed eroticism, and biting satire to this controversial masterpiece that’s as timely today as when it was first published.

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📒 Growing Up Nigger Rich by Fortune, Gwendoline Y.

Genre : African American families
Publisher : Pelican Publishing
ISBN_10 : 1455605379
Copyright Year : 2002
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"Gayla Tyner ... seems to have everything going for her. But [she] is haunted by the south, what it means, has meant, and is becoming. She is troubled by her relationships with her husband, her father, and the town that seems to hold the key to the mystery of herself."--Jacket.

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📒 The Nigger In You by J. W. Wiley

Genre : Education
Publisher : Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN_10 : 9781579229887
Copyright Year : 2013-09-17
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Embrace Leadership to Combat All Forms of Prejudice Is there a “nigger” in you? If you have attempted to avoid and/or escape oppression, been made to feel as if you are a problem, been treated as “lesser than” or even like a criminal, all just because you are different in a given context, then what Dr. J. W. Wiley asserts through the title of this book inescapably applies to you. Through any of our multiple identities—stereotyped, marginalized, or ostracized by our socio-economic class, level of education, gender, disability, age, race, sexual orientation, or religion—we are all potential victims as well as perpetrators of denigrating language and discrimination. Dr. Wiley borrows the agency of nigger, arguably the quintessential, most universally known term of disparagement of those negatively considered the Other, to re-frame the word as no longer just a racial term but one that symbolizes many of the ways we disrespect or bully one another, are inconsiderate of one another, prejudge one another, and internalize our demonization. He defines the word in a way that demonstrates its equivalence to other dysfunctional language (retard, bitch, fag, trailer trash, etc.) that suggests that those so targeted are unworthy of consideration in our society. By creating a conversation around such language, Dr. Wiley challenges us to recognize that, when we give in to our prejudices and stereotypes, the “nigger in you” is what we are apt to see when we encounter those different from ourselves. The author, who is Director of the Center for Diversity, Pluralism, and Inclusion for the State University of New York–Plattsburg, a Lecturer in Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies, and president of his own consulting business, engages diversity in a uniquely inclusive way and as inseparable from social justice. By dissecting the offensive language we often use, consciously or unconsciously, Dr. Wiley provokes us to recognize that, since every one of us has multiple identities beyond just the color of our skin, it is virtually impossible for most of us not to have felt the sting of oppression, or the power of privilege that some of those same multiple identities may confer on us. Consequently, it is morally incumbent on us to contest and ultimately transcend oppression wherever we encounter it, to respect the humanity of those different from us, and become allies in the war to protect and advance people’s right to be different. Through personal stories, scholarship, poetry, commentary on current affairs, lyrics, and his experiences as a Black man both rooted in African American culture and the culture of the academy who daily has to navigate and negotiate multiple worlds, Dr. Wiley leads us on a journey toward social justice. In doing so, he empowers us—in whatever sphere, private or public, in which we have some agency—to embrace our leadership moments by engaging those who would perpetrate dysfunctional language or behavior, and help create a world in which differences are respected and validated.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
ISBN_10 : 9781469116679
Copyright Year : 2008-09-30
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Racism is as out of place in 2008 as this old wagon would be on an interstate highway, and as ineffective as this old smokehouse would be as a refrigerator. We can no longer afford the attitudes which contribute to negative social and economic injustice, any more than we can afford to return to the old and outdated methods of the last century to achieve economic growth through equal participation in “The Great Ecotechnocracy”. For our American culture to survive we must shed the antiquated notion that because an individual is not like every other individual, they are somehow inferior, or less worthy, of full participation economically, morally, and socially. We must recognize, nurture, and utilize all talent regardless of ethnic origin. This is truly the new frontier.

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