" I consider the written word inferior to the spoken." Basically Naylor explains that when someone speaks they have more power than we someone writes.
As I was saying, this and that
Why wont no one read what i have to say
I didn't know what nigger was, but i knew whatever it meant, it was something he shouldn't have called me.
The people in my grandmothers living room took a word that whites degraded and transformed nigger to signify the complex human being they knew they were.
BAsically NAylor says how her family changed the connotation of a word that could be used to insult into a form of endearment between each other
" G-I-R-L, stop. You mean you said that to his face? " Naylor explains that the way you used a word either third or another view determines the connotation of it.
She also includes how saying a word is more effective than writing one throughout the text.
Naylor's purpose was to inform the reader of how a connotation of a word and how you direct to someone can change a word and give a whole other meaning and twist to it.
In my opinion the word nigger is a word that has created many hurtful things toward african americans i feel like if the word were to be used it should be used as a form of endearment and left behind as word of insult between themselves because they are the ones who have created it as a form of greeting.