Lessons On Teaching The N-Word

Karen Brown, New England Public Radio

Editor’s Note: This segment contains language that some listeners may find offensive.


Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor is a historian of race in America at Smith College. She’s thought a lot about how to teach and write about the N-word. And she comes from an interesting perspective: Her father is Richard Pryor, the late comedian who used the word in many of his routines.

New England Public Radio’s Karen Brown (@kbrownreports) reports.