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Discrimination Of A Race Essay

681 words - 3 pages

After fighting for centuries the African American race is still plagued by a word, the N-Word was created to shame an entire race. By the early 1800s the N-Word was used to make the race feel completely unequal. Originally the word was only used to describe the skin color, the word changed over the centuries to become a word of discrimination. This word strengthened the stereotype of the stupid,lazy, dirty , worthless nobody which increased the power of the word to an extreme level. Enslaved by this word, the African American race has fought to exterminate its existence. The N-Word carries more cruelty than any other word in the English language and can cause a chill of the spine when spoken. There are many people may feel that using the word within their race is acceptable, but it doesn’t matter how you use the word, the history is still present, and you cannot change how the word came to be.
The N-Word will always have a negative connotation due to its origin. The word was created to discriminate against the African American race and meant to create a racial gap. This word was used during slavery; slavery was one of the worst American past time, a time where equality meant skin color hand how much money you had in the bank. Slaves were worked until they die, they lived lives based on who owned them; most were illiterate and starving. I read an article that stated , “ Violence that involved lynching and castration, and how the N-Word was part of everyday discourse around race relations at the time,” (Straight Talk). This comment explains how the word was used to differentiate and discriminate between races. The quote also explains how the word was used in everyday conversation, just as it is in the present.
The history of the N-Word is filled with blood and a righteous fight to equality. Many people feel that using the word means forgetting how hard...

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