Shane Bell Examines Word “Nigger” in New Book
According to Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, "If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence." Wanting to spread better understanding of the word "Nigger'" in a more factual than emotional prism, author Shane Bell releases "The Word Nigger: from a White Southern Male" (published by Xlibris).
When spoken, written, or heard, the word "Nigger" has the power to ignite an emotionally charged encounter between people. Some state laws deem the word "Nigger" a "fighting word," and other states consider it a "mere word." Trying to understand the anxieties that surround the word "Nigger" from an American viewpoint is a confusing social labyrinth of emotional ideologies. Therefore, Bell uses his publication to dissect all reasons and provide a much more understandable conclusion as to what is the current impact the 'n word' has to all concerned.
"The ways Western society has used this word in language, writing, film, and forms of popular media is set in the foundation of American history. No matter how a person views this word's placement in relation to today's frame of intellect, our modern knowledge of the word "Nigger" is forever tethered to the history of the American slave system," Bell says. "The meaning and spelling of "Nigger" can change, but the origin of this word as an American construct will not."
Today's Americans have a troubled history of emotion and change regarding this word. However, Bell asserts that readers and citizens should take the word - in all its sense, bar the emotional - for the definitions will continue to change and evolve over time. Strictly based on facts, rather than emotion, "The Word Nigger:from a White Southern Male" is aimed toward anyone trying to educate himself or herself on the word "Nigger" and its current notion.
"The Word Nigger: from a White Southern Male"
By Shane Bell
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 126 pages | ISBN 9781499023695
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 126 pages | ISBN 9781499023701
E-Book | 126 pages | ISBN 9781499023671
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Shane Bell was born and raised in Arlington, Texas. He is an only child. However, he is the father of four grown children. They have given him two grandchildren... so far. They are his greatest achievement and the love of his life. In 2006 Shane finished his bachelor degree. He went on to complete his Masters degree in 2011. Both degrees are in in Radio/Television/Film and both are from the University of North Texas. When he's not developing and documenting social theories, he invests his time in his family, his farm, and his passions. Shane is bilingual. He speaks Spanish and is working on his German. He is a Christian, an entrepreneur, musician, and a radio/television producer. This is the first book, there will surely be more.
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