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The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn't, and Why
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Publication date March 26, 2007
Pages 278
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780618197170
ISBN-10 0618197176
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1.20 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $26.00
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Summary
A distinguished columnist and cultural critic looks at the history and future of racism from the perspective of its most volatile word, revealing the institutionalization of bigotry in every aspect of American society and argues that the word is a slur that helps keep blacks at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder, even when used with opposite intent. 30,000 first printing.
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Hardcover
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from Houghton Mifflin (March 26, 2007); titled "The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn't, and Why"
9780618197170 | details & prices | 278 pages | 6.25 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $26.00
About: Examines racism from the perspective of its most volatile word, revealing the institutionalization of bigotry in every aspect of American society and arguing that the word is a slur that helps keep blacks at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780547053493
 
Reprint edition from Mariner Books (August 4, 2008); titled "The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn't, and Why"
9780547053493 | details & prices | 278 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.62 lbs | List price $17.95
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780786158409 Book cover for 9780786170029
 
Mp3 edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (May 1, 2007); titled "The N' Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn't, and Why"
9780786170029 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Examines racism from the perspective of its most volatile word, revealing the institutionalization of bigotry in every aspect of American society and arguing that the word is a slur that helps keep blacks at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder.
With Mirron Willis (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (May 1, 2007); titled "The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn't, and Why"
9780786158409 | details & prices | 5.25 × 5.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.52 lbs | List price $27.95
About: Examines racism from the perspective of its most volatile word, revealing the institutionalization of bigotry in every aspect of American society and arguing that the word is a slur that helps keep blacks at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780786149537
 
from Blackstone Audio Inc (May 1, 2007); titled "The N' Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn't, and Why"
9780786149537 | details & prices | List price $24.95
About: Examines racism from the perspective of its most volatile word, revealing the institutionalization of bigotry in every aspect of American society and arguing that the word is a slur that helps keep blacks at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder.

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