"The Meanings of a Word" Storyboard
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"He called me a nymphomaniac or necrophiliac, I couldn't have been more puzzled."
This quote was how she was puzzled when the boy called her the "n" word. She was confused when she heard it. She didn't know what it meant.
The quote shows how the author had no idea what the "n" word means. So she does what every kid does when they don't know something and asks her mom.
"I was later to go home and ask the inevitable question that every black parent must face- 'Mommy, what does nigger mean?'"
She talks about how the mom knew she would have to live in America. The mom knew that the word would be brought up a lot against her daughter so she explained it to her.
"That was the word I went the home and asked my mother about. And since she knew that I had to grow up in America, she took me in her lap and explained."
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