Race Unwrapped: Who gets to use all the letters of the n-word?
“How come I don’t get to say the word n……”
That’s the sound of the forever question in American society about why white people can’t use the n-word.
Like mosquito bites in summer that you forget about in January, there is always some public controversy or private party chatter about why THAT word is straight-up off limits.
On this episode, I talk with University of Kentucky English and African and African American Studies Professor Regina Hamilton-Townsend. We unwrap how the actual n-word — whether it ends with a hard “er” or the soft “a” — is not a word that should be coming out of the mouths of white people.
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