Why It's Hard to Talk About the N-word
Historian Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor leads a thoughtful and history-backed examination of one of the most divisive words in the English language: the N-word. Drawing from personal experience, she explains how reflecting on our points of encounter with the word can help promote productive discussions and, ultimately, create a framework that reshapes education around the complicated history of racism in the US.
Pryor, Elizabeth Stordeur, "Why It's Hard to Talk About the N-word" (2019). History: Faculty Publications, Smith College, Northampton, MA.