Perspectives on Diversity & Inclusion Speaker Series: “If Lil’ Wayne Can Say It, Why Can’t I?”: White Male Undergraduates and Their use of the N-Word – Nolan Cabrera

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September 19, 2018 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Nolan Cabrera

This talk explores the causes and consequences of White male undergraduates using the n-word during their college years.  Almost all heard and used the n-word in their everyday lives, believed it was not racist, but tended not to say it in the presence of minorities.  Some were uncomfortable hearing the n-word, but they rarely challenged their friends. The discussion engages both institutional and individual responsibility for this phenomena, and the methodological implications for a Man of Color conducting this type of research.

Brought to you by: the CALS Diversity & Inclusion Council and the Office for Diversity & Inclusive Excellence