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so, in my class we look at a lot of black literature and critical race theory to interrogate hip hop,
a lot of the readings use the N- word. In fact a lot of the theories analyze the use of the N- word in hip hop, or examine the identity of a n-.We examine the words n—-a, n—-er and n——-dom. Souls of Black Folk, for example, is highly referenced.
When we have the discussions in class some people say n-. Those who do say it, awkwardly say it in a low voice. I don’t stay it. In fact I can’t even spell it out, I feel really uncomfortable doing so. (I feel uncomfortable saying, or using that word. For me that word carries a lot of power, and a lot of suffering. As a non black person I refuse to say it or write it)
There is no black identified student in this class, we are all self identified Chican@s.
My question is, In an academic setting when we are interrogating those words.. is it okay to say it? Specially when are looking at the distinctions between n—-a and n—-er.
Like, I don’t know how to approach it. I rather have no one say it, but those words are the topics we are discussing. The professor hasn’t said anything about it (although she should cuz those who say it, hesitate and look at her). The professor doesn’t use it but has not said anything about saying it or not saying it.
I don’t want to be the one to bring it up because I don’t know IF it can be used in this context
I figured I’d asked tumblr. suggestions?
No need to apologize. The blog was made for venting.
your friends are racist, and you prob. need new friends.
i can be your friend :)