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Nigger by Randall Kennedy
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Dec 08, 2008

it was amazing
Recommended to Katie by: My Dad
Read 2 times. Last read April 1, 2003.

I loved this book when I read it for a Sociology class in college. The history is ugly and fascinating. What Kennedy says about the power of language to transform and be transformed is applicable beyond the realm of racial stereotypes. This is a quick read, and I highly recommend it!

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Lindsay Thanks for reminding me of it! I remember hearing something about it, probably on NPR because I'm a geek like that, but I forgot before I got around to reading it.

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