Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word

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Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word

Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word is a 2002 book by Randall Kennedy of Harvard Law School about the history and sociology of the word "nigger".

The book was prominently featured in an episode of Boston Public in which a white teacher, played by Michael Rapaport, attempted to employ the book to teach his students about the history and controversy surrounding the word. (Season 2, Episode 15 "Chapter Thirty-Seven"

Further reading[edit]

  • Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word - online book preview at Google Books. ISBN 0-375-42172-6.

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