Canada

Why is N-word a slur in English, but “nègre” is ok in French?
Canada, Immigrant Voices

Why is N-word a slur in English, but “nègre” is ok in French?

Césaire, Senghor and Damas were also influenced by the Haitian ethnologist Jean Price-Mars, who also developed the concept of Indigenism. Thus, Césaire considered Haiti the place “where négritude stood up for the first time” as the first black independent nation. As a result, the word “nègre” tends to be more accepted in French and has about one century of historical use in the literature, although it is still not mainstream.

In Canada, Kamala Harris, a Disco-Dancing Teenager, Yearned for Home
Canada, Elections, Politics

In Canada, Kamala Harris, a Disco-Dancing Teenager, Yearned for Home

Thrown into one of Montreal’s most diverse public high schools, the young Ms. Harris — whose father was from Jamaica and mother from India — identified as African-American, her friends from high school recalled. At the same time, they said, she deftly navigated the competing racial and social divisions at the school.

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