Nigger

Author: Randall Kennedy
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307538918
Release Date: 2008-12-18
Genre: Social Science

It’s “the nuclear bomb of racial epithets,” a word that whites have employed to wound and degrade African Americans for three centuries. Paradoxically, among many black people it has become a term of affection and even empowerment. The word, of course, is nigger, and in this candid, lucidly argued book the distinguished legal scholar Randall Kennedy traces its origins, maps its multifarious connotations, and explores the controversies that rage around it. Should blacks be able to use nigger in ways forbidden to others? Should the law treat it as a provocation that reduces the culpability of those who respond to it violently? Should it cost a person his job, or a book like Huckleberry Finn its place on library shelves? With a range of reference that extends from the Jim Crow south to Chris Rock routines and the O. J. Simpson trial, Kennedy takes on not just a word, but our laws, attitudes, and culture with bracing courage and intelligence.

Nigger

Author: Dick Gregory
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671735609
Release Date: 1990-11-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Presents the autobiography of comedian and civil rights worker Dick Gregory.

Capitalist Nigger The Road To Success

Author: Chika Onyeani
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781624886348
Release Date: 2012-12-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Capitalist Nigger is an explosive and jarring indictment of the black race. The book asserts that the Negroid race, as naturally endowed as any other, is culpably a non-productive race, a consumer race that depends on other communities for its culture, its language, its feeding and its clothing. Despite enormous natural resources, blacks are economic slaves because they lack the ‘devil-may-care’ attitude and the ‘killer instinct’ of the Caucasian, as well as the spider web mentality of the Asian. A Capitalist Nigger must embody ruthlessness in pursuit of excellence in his drive towards achieving the goal of becoming an economic warrior. In putting forward the idea of the Capitalist Nigger, Chika Onyeani charts a road to success whereby black economic warriors employ the ‘Spider Web Doctrine’ – discipline, self-reliance, ruthlessness – to escape from their victim mentality. Born in Nigeria, Chika Onyeani is a journalist, editor and former diplomat.

Nigger

Author: Clement Wood
Publisher:
ISBN: NYPL:33433074795265
Release Date: 1922
Genre: African Americans


Nigger Heaven

Author: Carl Van Vechten
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252068602
Release Date: 1926
Genre: Literary Criticism

Here upper-class elites discuss art in well-appointed drawing rooms; rowdy and lascivious drunks spend long nights in jazz clubs and speakeasies; and politically conscious young intellectuals drink coffee and debate "the race problem" in walkup apartments. At the center of the story, two young people - a quiet, serious librarian and a volatile aspiring writer - struggle to love each other as their dreams are slowly suffocated by racism.

The Nigger of the Narcissus

Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486408809
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Fiction

A dying sailor boards the Narcissus and acts as a memento mori upon his shipmates, eliciting pity and selfless compassion as well as fear, resentment, and a profound hatred. The powerful narrative technique captures every nuance of atmospheric tension for a compelling study of men's characters under conditions of extreme danger and stress.

Why Do I Have To Be Your Nigger

Author: Dee Brown
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462822270
Release Date: 2006-03-21
Genre: Social Science

Dee Brown reintroduces the familiar yet compelling social issue with his sophomore effort. Why do I have to be your Nigger? “Theories In Niggativity”, questions diverse correlations between African-Americans and the word nigger. Dee explores cultures, gender gaps, racism, class-status, stereotypes, along with various philosophies in order to present understanding concerning his people’s overwhelming kinship with one word. Why do we love the word? Why do we hate the word? Dee Brown presents readers an introspective view of African-American pioneers whose legacy unfortunately failed to outlast one word. WHY?

The Life and Loves of Mr Jiveass Nigger

Author: Cecil Brown
Publisher: Frog Books
ISBN: 1583942106
Release Date: 2008-01
Genre: Fiction

“If you're black you don't need to get at anything. You're already there. You can live right out of your insides.” So says the antihero of this legendary novel that reimagines the Bible’s prodigal son as a young black man in post-Civil Rights-era America. George Washington—one of his many aliases—is a classic trickster figure, a blend of con artist, deep thinker, and willing object of white women’s sexual fantasies. Fed up with life in racist America, he leaves his rural South for Denmark on a curious quest, determined to discover if there is “any mother fucker in this despiteful world who ever told himself the truth.” In Denmark he spends his days bantering with fellow black expatriates and his nights bedding a series of white women who project their desires on him. Inevitably, these worlds collide, with Washington, aka Anthony Miller, aka Paul Winthrop, aka Mr. Jiveass Nigger, increasingly alienated in a world of opportunists. A return to America after his self-imposed exile promises transformation, but is Washington too far gone? Cecil Brown brings blistering prose, unabashed eroticism, and biting satire to this controversial masterpiece that’s as timely today as when it was first published.

Show Me a Nigger and I ll Show You a Racist

Author: Yahdon Israel
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781438976600
Release Date: 2009-05-01
Genre: Art

History has been taught through illusions in order to divide and establish power. These constant illusions force the Psychopathic Genius to develop a stream of consciousness that evokes a maladaptive schizophrenic disposition. In this schizophrenic state, the Psychopathic Genius manifests recurring illusions that were once used to control as a means of controlling. As the story progresses, these illusions become so cliche that it forces the Psychopathic Genius to rebuke societal doctrine. This epic doesn't evolve, instead, it shows the continual war that we all fight: Protagonist vs. Antagonist, God vs. Satan, Adam vs. Eve, Rich vs. Poor, Old vs. New, Parent vs. Child, Black vs. White, Right vs. Wrong, Morality vs. Judgment, Society vs. Individual, Master vs. Slave and most pertinent to the Psychopathic Genius: Nigger vs. Racist. Step inside the lost paradise of a Brave New World. This book is rated PG: Psychopathic Genius... Vanity is the only sanity.

Nigger to Nigger

Author: Edward Clarkson Leverett Adams
Publisher:
ISBN: UCAL:$B299537
Release Date: 1928
Genre: African Americans

"These sketches are typical of the negroes of lower Richland County and the great swamps of the Congaree."--Foreword.

The Nigger in You

Author: J. W. Wiley
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 9781579229863
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Education

Is there a "nigger" in you? If you have attempted to avoid and/or escape oppression, been made to feel as if you are a problem, been treated as "lesser than" or even like a criminal, all just because you are different in a given context, then what Dr. J. W. Wiley asserts through the title of this book inescapably applies to you. Through any of our multiple identities--our socio-economic class, level of education, gender, disability, age, race, sexual orientation, or religion--we are all potential victims as well as perpetrators of denigrating language and discrimination. Dr. Wiley borrows the agency of nigger to re-frame the word as no longer just a racial term but one that symbolizes many of the ways we disrespect or bully one another, are inconsiderate of one another, prejudge one another, and internalize our demonization. He defines the word in a way that demonstrates its equivalence to other dysfunctional language (retard, bitch, fag, trailer trash, etc.) that suggests that those so targeted are unworthy of consideration in our society. By creating a conversation around such language, Dr. Wiley challenges us to recognize that, when we give in to our prejudices and stereotypes, the "nigger in you" is what we are apt to see when we encounter those different from ourselves. By dissecting the offensive language we often use, consciously or unconsciously, Dr. Wiley provokes us to recognize that, since every one of us has multiple identities beyond just the color of our skin, it is virtually impossible for most of us not to have felt the sting of oppression or the power of privilege. Consequently, it is morally incumbent on us to contest and ultimately transcend oppression wherever we encounter it, to respect the humanity of those different from us, and become allies in the war to protect and advance people's right to be different. Through personal stories, scholarship, poetry, commentary on current affairs, lyrics, and his experiences as a Black man both rooted in African American culture and the culture of the academy, Dr. Wiley leads us on a journey toward social justice. In doing so, he empowers us to embrace our leadership moments by engaging those who would perpetrate dysfunctional language or behavior, and help create a world in which differences are respected and validated.

Capitalist Nigger The Road To Success

Author: Chika Onyeani
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781624886348
Release Date: 2012-12-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Capitalist Nigger is an explosive and jarring indictment of the black race. The book asserts that the Negroid race, as naturally endowed as any other, is culpably a non-productive race, a consumer race that depends on other communities for its culture, its language, its feeding and its clothing. Despite enormous natural resources, blacks are economic slaves because they lack the ‘devil-may-care’ attitude and the ‘killer instinct’ of the Caucasian, as well as the spider web mentality of the Asian. A Capitalist Nigger must embody ruthlessness in pursuit of excellence in his drive towards achieving the goal of becoming an economic warrior. In putting forward the idea of the Capitalist Nigger, Chika Onyeani charts a road to success whereby black economic warriors employ the ‘Spider Web Doctrine’ – discipline, self-reliance, ruthlessness – to escape from their victim mentality. Born in Nigeria, Chika Onyeani is a journalist, editor and former diplomat.