Story on Neal A. Lester's N-word Course

Coming to a college course this fall: “The N-Word”
On June 22, 2010, In N-word, By Jerry Mitchell

Students attending Arizona State University this fall will be able to take a course titled, “The N-Word: An Anatomy Lesson.”

It’s the second time for professor Neal Lester to teach a course on this controversial word that is increasingly used by both black and white students, according to a recent survey of 211 metro-area students in Jackson, Miss.

He began the course, he said, because “I was curious to see if the discussion of one of the most provocative words in the English language could sustain a rigorous intellectual discussion for 15 weeks.” (See more...)