The Importance Of The Word Nigger In High School

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The word nigger was first created by the Spanish and Portuguese meaning black. It was mainly used in the mid-twenties to victimize all black people by the whites to show that blacks were their slaves and they were inferior. Because of this, the black people still gets called “niggers” as a term to discriminate them. Even though the word nigger is offensive language, texts that contain this word should still be thought to high school students. Some reasons why suggest this is because high school students are also called young adults, which means that they are more mature than younger kids and those who know what the word nigger means will not go out and call the dark skinned people by that term. The next reason why I support high school students being thought text that contains the word nigger in is because it is good knowledge. Students should get to know what is happening in the outside world, what I mean by this is that the word nigger was used in our past time a lot to represent slavery. If teachers don’t teach the students of how bad slavery was back…show more content…
In the 1600s the word nigger was used to describe dark skinned people that were kidnapped from Africa and shipped to Virginia, from there the blacks would be working as slaves till the end. The person who kidnapped them was John Rolfe; he was born on 1585 and died on 1622. John Rolfe was the first person to call the dark skinned people nigger by writing about the slaves and describing them as niggers. If high school students weren’t allowed be taught texts that contain the word nigger in them, than they wouldn’t how learned how hard it was for the Africans in the mid-20s and how they suffered because of being called nigger. Another educational purpose for why high school students should be taught texts that contain the word nigger in them is
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