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    As a country that prides itself with the idealistic notions of liberty, justice, and equality, the roots of America’s history deem otherwise. For centuries, an atrocious system of oppression was forced upon millions of African Americans. They were dehumanized, tortured, and murdered in ways that there are no words powerful enough to genuinely describe. As slaves cried and begged for freedom, the country based on democracy reared its ugly head and turned the other way, repudiating the very…

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    Nigger Meaning

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    Nigger; a contemptuous term used to describe a black person or a person of dark skin. It is the most offensive word in English and has often been used in a derogatory manner. It is a term of exclusion and has so much hatred and disgust behind it. The word “Nigger” is traced back to the Latin word “Niger” meaning black. However, it was not considered a derogatory word until the mid-18th century. Although this word is offensive and is used as a racial slur, it has gained acceptance in the recent…

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    words and situations are important to the novel and its time period. Seeing these words that were appropriate before, being used in this novel helps the reader to understand the time period and the feelings people had back then. The use of the word “nigger” may be inappropriate by today's standards, however, the inclusion of this word develops the understanding of the story and how African American people were mistreated during the eighteen-hundreds. This allows the themes and messages the novel…

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    working class urban African American communities. People who use this sub-set of the English language are often shamed. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Jem and Scout reprimand Calpurnia when they hear her speak in this way. Scout asks Calpurnia,” Why do you nigger –talk to the-to your folks when you know its not right?” (167 H.P). Like in the novel, when Miles uses one of the staple words in AAVE, he is severely punished. His school’s administrators refuse to acknowledge the word’s completely…

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    rights such as voting, "Thinks I, what is the country a-coming to? It was 'lection day, and I was just about to go and vote myself if I warn 't too drunk to get there; but when they told me there was a State in this country where they 'd let that nigger vote, I drawed out. I says I 'll never vote agin"(Twain, pp.39). It demonstrates the freedoms and liberties they have today, even as racism thrives. Reading through the novel subjects them to the tortures of slavery, but can also bring about an…

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    In The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Huck and Jim escape civilization together to float down to freedom on the Mississippi river. The river has its good times and bad ones to, but Huck pushes through like a good friend would. He also meets his childhood friend Tom but ultimately leaves all of this to go out west. Friendship plays a very important role; Huck develops many new friendships throughout the text including those with Jim, a runaway slave, Huck’s friend Tom Sawyer, from…

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    others in class by not participating in class discussions. In fact, Allan B. Ballard, a black student who attended a primarily white school, stated: “I only recalled the sense of relief I felt when I would flip ahead a few pages and see that the word ‘nigger’ would not be read that hour” when sharing his reaction to Huck Finn being read out loud in class (qtd. in Henry 364). When a student is distracted by the use of racial epithets in a novel, he or she will pay less attention to the studies of…

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    Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, is offensive then he will vote and do his best to remove the novel from the curriculum. There are many scenes in the novel that are seen as offensive such as it being hard for Huck to “go and humble [himself up] to a nigger” (Twain 86). Many find the use of this diction as offensive even though it was colloquial language. Therefore, the politicians are being selfish by removing the novel and deterring…

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    Nigga Research Paper

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    from black culture, reduces the damage of racial slurs and makes blacks seem uneducated. students should refrain from saying nigga or nigger outside of the black population. When blacks use the term nigga, it signifies unity and common struggle. It has a variety of meanings and variations, some off which are meant as family and friendship. The original term nigger was a neutral term for someone inferior socially and economically, whites turned it into negative meaning during the slave era. When…

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    Huckleberry Finn Racism

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    All around the world there are segregated and racist countries in existence today who have not yet abolished these rules. Similar to the past, America was also a racist country with segregated areas and rude white people who thought of themselves higher than everyone else. In the south, racism was strongly expressed with black slaves and segregation. “Huckleberry Finn” was written and set into the time period of when there were a lot of controversial ways of life in terms of when the book was…

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