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RyanMShepard Ryan Shepard

I am a Kanye West fanatic who grew up on Fruity Pebbles and Fresh Prince of Bel-Air re-runs in a small town called North Plainfield, New Jersey. I grew up in a household of three, my mom, brother and me. My Mom and brother were both English majors, so I guess you could say I was born to write. Today, I go to school in Washington, D.C., where I study Journalism and Business & Entertainment. My dream is to make my deceased father proud in whatever I do. Oh! One more thing! I have the biggest crush on the singer, Tinashe, so if you’re reading this Tinashe, hit me up on Twitter, @ryanmshepard That’s all you need to know about me.

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Did My Professor Really Have To Keep Saying It?

The 14th time my white professor said the word "nigger," I cringed. The uncomfortable tension I internalized over his use of the word in an academic arena sat in the margins of my notebook. I tallied the number of times he used it in my notebook as we discussed, Randall Kennedy's book, Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word. He repeated the title of the book...