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Not Just Another Word

Jaz Wilson

Not Just Another Word is an expression of unexpressed emotions in situations related to the Black experience. In particular, the casual use of the N-word by a non-Black friend. This is something that has become normalized, along with the disregard for the Black friend's feelings. This piece seeks to bring awareness and insight into the Black experience while emphasizing that silence does not equal acceptance. We must keep having conversations with our friends and family to deconstruct preconceived notions about the N-word and gain a better understanding of one another.

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