I remember the first time I heard the word "nigger" .... And as I handed the papers to a little boy in back of me, I remarked that once again he had received a lower mark than I did. He snatched his test from me and spit out that word.
I'm telling you that nigger pulled in $6,000 overtime last year.
I didn't know what a nigger was, but I knew that whatever it meant, it was something he shouldn't have called me. This was verified when I raised my hand, and in a loud voice repeated what he said and watched the teacher scold him for using a "bad" word.
I was later to go home and ask the inevitable question that every black parent must face.
And so among the anecdotes of the triumphs and disappointments in the various workings of their lives, the word nigger was used in my presence...
The authors purpose was to inform readers that there is a deeper meaning behind the word "nigger"
I believe the word "Nigger" should be a word that should not be said by anybody because that word has a history behind it that is not good. Black people are allowed to use the word "nigga" bc we took that word and added a different meaning nobody else can use that word.