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#SipandRead Photo Series: Nigger, The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word

Title: Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word

Author: Randall Kennedy

Publication Date: 2002

Photo Filter: Hipstamatic app using Uchitel 20 Film and Hornbecker Lens

Sipping: Morning Coffee

Original Post: Review Posted May 13, 2016

I wanted to create an image that would bother people just as much as the title of the book. This is the 5th or 6th idea I tried, always making sure you couldn’t see the face of the subject. I hope it’s understood that the hand and arm holding the book belongs to a white male. I loved the way it shows a simple nonchalance of the reader, holding a routine morning cup of coffee as if unaffected by the book content.


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I am an educator, lover of all things information, and a frequent user of parallel construction. I live in Los Angeles with my husband and two children. I have a Masters in Teaching, a Bachelor degree in Humanities and one in Philosophy, and I'm the Assistant Director for a local nonprofit. Together we can explore Blackness in America, one book at a time. I can't wait to connect with you.


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