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Hampton 1 Meghan Hampton Professor McMahan English 1101-15 2 October 2013 Derogatory but Complementary Naylor’s “Mommy, What Does ‘Nigger’ Mean?” Words are what we define them as. Who says a bitch has to be a female dog? We as human beings choose to give derogatory terms meanings within our own environment. Gloria Naylor’s “Mommy, What Does ‘Nigger’ Mean” states that how you interpret or accord the word is what gives it power. To truly understand the use of the word nigger, it is necessary to consider the subtleties of the black community. Saying the word nigger have different meanings in the area surrounding you. It can go
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