School for Social Work
African American college graduates-Psychology, African American men-Psychology, Racism in language, Invective-United States-Psychological aspects, English language-United States-Slang-Psychological aspects, United States-Race relations-Psychological aspects, African American men-Social conditions
The study is an exploration of the impact the term "nigger" has on college educated men in the African Diaspora. The semi-structured, open-ended questions focus on the manner in which a racial derogatory term (the N-word) remains volatile even when attempted to be used positively by the oppressed. Twelve to 15 college educated men in the African Diaspora were interviewed to discover whether the term is endearing or endangering to the identity of men in the African Diaspora. Overall the study showed that the N-word promotes negative cultural concepts largely propagated through mass media that results in debilitated progress for growth and development of men in the African Diaspora.
Brown, Thomas W., "Chitlins and lemonade : the impact of the word "nigger" on college educated men in the African diaspora" (2014). Masters Thesis, Smith College, Northampton, MA.