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Nigger (the word), a brief history | African American Registry

Nigger (the word), a brief history | African American Registry | Taboo Language | Scoop.it
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Janelle Aslin's comment, August 28, 2013 7:48 AM
brief??? Definitely a GREAT read if you want to harvest important vocabulary to use in our discourse!!! :) Highly academic.
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Won’t You Please Be My Nigga: Double Standards with a Taboo Word | StreetGangs.Com

Won’t You Please Be My Nigga: Double Standards with a Taboo Word | StreetGangs.Com | Taboo Language | Scoop.it
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Janelle Aslin's comment, August 28, 2013 9:59 PM
This article also has a lot of great language for us to harvest and then study/use/know!!
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It's time to retire the N-word -- for everyone

It's time to retire the N-word -- for everyone | Taboo Language | Scoop.it
Punishing people who use the n-word can’t be our only weapon in the war against racism.
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Who Can Use the Word “Nigga?” ~ David Foster

Who Can Use the Word “Nigga?” ~ David Foster | Taboo Language | Scoop.it
Who Can Use the Word Nigga? ~ David Foster
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Janelle Aslin's comment, August 28, 2013 7:57 AM
I am noticing something really, really interesting about this article. It is a very interesting language feature, so to say, that I find quite IRONIC because he is talking about fairness and equality and all...YET.....??? can anyone figure out what it is? If you can, I'll give you a prize!! :)
Janelle Aslin's comment, August 28, 2013 9:52 PM
a VERY interesting perspective...very different from some of the other articles!
Janelle Aslin's comment, August 28, 2013 9:53 PM
I find something very interesting about the language of this article...I find it quite IRONIC actually, considering he is talking about freedom and equality and the use of language...if you can figure out what I am talking about, then you will win a prize!! :)
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Op-Ed: Why Rappers Can Say The 'N' Word, But Paula Deen Can't

Op-Ed: Why Rappers Can Say The 'N' Word, But Paula Deen Can't | Taboo Language | Scoop.it
How come Paula Deen is virtually getting fired for using the "N" word while rappers who do still make millions? Follow the money.
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Janelle Aslin's comment, August 28, 2013 9:58 PM
An interesting editorial...this would be good to come back and look at...highly persuasive and simple. I really would like you to look at how the history of the word is presented here...compare to the history that is presented in "Nigger (the word): A Brief History"...which one is 'truer'????
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Nigga Or Nigger

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Janelle Aslin's comment, August 28, 2013 7:50 AM
A highly reflective editorial that looks closely at these two words -- doesn't delve into the phonetics or lexical semantics of the words but it does look at some interesting analogies that are highly effective persuasion.