The N-Word Manifesto: Interpreting Mark Twain via an Inspiration ‘Made in Germany’

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Fred Canada (Creator)
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Hephzibah Roskelly

Abstract: How often during one's lifetime might they find themselves laughing at just having heard the “Other” calling them, nigger? Nonetheless, in the fall of 2007, seven years ago to be exact, a most profound encounter inspired me as none other had. I was called by an old contact at the Together Temp service in Charlottenburg and offered a chance to work as a Teacher Assistant at the Helmuth James von Moltke Schule in Berlin.After a couple of interviews and the clearance of a police background check, I reported to Frau Miller that first week in October of 2006, optimistic that I was the right guy for the job. Frau Miller was certified by the state to teach art classes, yet due to the shortage of Germans who qualified as English teachers, she'd dared to take on the challenge of teaching English to the 4th and 5th graders at the middle school.

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Language: English
Date: 2015
The N-word, Mark Twain, Henry Miller, Censorship, Race, Hip Hop, Multiculturalism in Germany

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