I enjoyed Darwin's Radio until the very end. I could empathize with the feeling of not belonging. Use of the word "nigger" to describe discrimination was NOT pleasant for me, being an black person.
From: Greg Bear
Agreed. That's why Kaye used the word. What was happening to her family was not at all pleasant for her, either. Words have great power, Mike, and this is exactly the word I meant and needed. The historical and cultural context is necessary. I hope white folks like me felt deeply offended as well.
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