The N-word: History, Race and the College Classroom

In the United States, the college classroom is in crisis, but what looks like a problem of freedom of speech, is really a problem of pedagogy.

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The n-word, a word prevalent in both racist and anti-racist documents, art, literature and politics, and is wreaking havoc across U.S. classrooms. With personal, pedagogical and historical perspective–framed in part by her experience as a biracial woman who is also the daughter of iconic comedian Richard Pryor–Dr. Pryor reflects on some of the reasons the n-word is so hard to talk about.


African American Race

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Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor

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