Jabari Asim “The N Word”
May 4th, 2007
For four centuries, one particular word has carried an outsize power in America — perhaps moreso today than ever. It’s a nasty word which you cannot say in polite company, which can and does incite violence, but which also, paradoxically, has been eagerly adopted by many of the very people it was intended to disparage.
It is, as Washington Post columnist Jabari Asim‘s book is titled, “The N Word.”
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