Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word

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Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word
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AuthorRandall Kennedy
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
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Publication date
2002
ISBN978-0-375-42172-3 (first edition)

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").

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