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THE n-WORD PROJECT

Interviews with Americans about their first or most memorable experience with the n-word.

PAIN

There are painful stories from older blacks haunted by their experience with the n-word —

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Annie Louther, 100

Hamden, Conn. (Georgia)

Gerald Burch, 19

New Haven, Conn

ENDEARMENT

Juxtaposed with the quite different experiences of younger blacks who use the word "nigga" as a term of endearment.

OTHER VOICES

There are stories from whites, Asians, Hispanics and other nonblacks about their experiences with the word.

Vinnie, 32

Solana Beach, Calif.

Jessica Roberts, 30

Greenwood, Miss.

Yoselin Valverde, 21

San Diego, Calif.