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Old 11-16-2015, 08:46 AM
 
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OK, so I am doing an independent (well, partner) study on Slavery for a few days this week. They will be reading and listening to slave narratives and presenting their findings. However, it's bound to happen. A narrative will probably contain the "n-word" even if I try to keep all instances out. The school I work at is about 90% White, 5% Hispanic, 2% Black, and there are some strong feelings among a VERY FEW. How do I present that this may happen?


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Historical context and vernacular
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I always take this as a lesson in historical context and vernacular of the day. When they see these words it teaches of the ignorance and insensitivity of the time period. I also send a note home to parents to let them know of the approach and the significance of understanding how people of a certain era spoke and taught. This has always been well received.
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Old 11-23-2015, 06:18 PM
 
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I explain similar to the pp, especially with a parent note.

Also, we discuss how it's okay to read/write the word when quoting a text or reading it verbatim, but never okay to use it in your own conversations or writing if it's your own words like name calling. Same goes for any "questionable" language/words.
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