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Answer This: How Would You Get Rid of the N-Word?

Liz Dwyer

From Paula Deen to Riley Cooper, this summer's been full of Americans getting in hot water for saying the N-word. After the Deen dustup, says Code Switch's Gene Demby, CNN anchor Don Lemon "called for young black kids to stop saying the word." Demby says he "wanted to ask him and the others who make this argument, the same question: How do you go about getting rid of a word like nigger? Is targeting a word for extinction, even a nettlesome and ugly one like this one, even possible?"

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  • Alex Blunk

    Stop using it - In the words of Morgan Freeman.

  • Alex Blunk

    Stop talking about it. Only way it can die, is if new generations don't learn it.
    (From the thoughts of Morgan Freeman)

  • Jacob Danger

    Start with the media - music fuels the lifespan of this word :/