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The N-word and the K-word Use in Popular Culture

Last week we had three very engaging video chat sessions! One question of interest was the use and/or prevalence of the N-word or the K-word in popular South African culture. Here is a fascinating discussion of the use of both words in the South African hip hop community.

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Posted by Malaika Bergner on

I asked the question about the use of the K-word thinking that it was used like the N-word, and I’m so surprised to see that the K-word isn’t really used by anyone. It seems that black South Africans even wanna use that word. But, South Africans use the N-word like it’s nothing because it has no historical significance to them. Even white South Africans use the N-word! That’s so interesting to me, thanks for sharing this!

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