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  • Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word | Randall Kennedy

    Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Randall Kennedy
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    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.

    Scott says: "A must read - pulls no punches"
  • For Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action, and the Law | Randall Kennedy

    For Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action, and the Law

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
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    In the wake of the Supreme Court’s recent decision regarding Fisher v. University of Texas, For Discrimination is at once the definitive reckoning with one of America’s most explosively contentious and divisive issues and a principled work of advocacy for clearly defined justice. What, precisely, is affirmative action, and why is it fiercely championed by some and just as fiercely denounced by others? Does it signify a boon or a stigma? Or is it simply reverse discrimination? What are its benefits and costs to American society?

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