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Remembering The First Time I Took Note Of A Racial Epithet
Writer, environmentalist, cloudgazer. Outspoken opinionist, ha...
I was eight the first time I took conscious note of a racial epithet. The year was 1970, the speaker was a friend of my stepfather's, and he was talking about an African-American man he had encountered earlier that day.
That Day After Christmas
Nationally renowned African-American lesbian activist, scholar...
On the Friday after Christmas, when the sanitation truck drove away, my neighbor went to retrieve her receptacles expecting nothing out of the ordinary. But as she rolled them back into her yard, she couldn't believe what she found scrawled on the side of one of the receptacles: the "N" word.
When My Date Called Me the 'N' Word
Author, 'Inside the Vortex'
Did this guy really think it was OK to call me that because he and I are both Latino? I switched gears and jumped on my soapbox, telling him about my distaste for that word and how I did not want him to use it with me again. I felt like a lecturing schoolteacher.
: It's No Name-Calling Week... You Moron
William Lucas Walker
TV writer/producer; HuffPost columnist; Dad (in scrambled order)
Being the victim of name-calling, especially at a young age, typically results in feelings of isolation. Feelings some children won't share with their parents unprompted. Lead the way.
Murder by Metaphor
Milwaukee Public TV Commentator, Writing Coach, Writing & ...
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