Tag Archive: Teaching the N-Word

Notes on “Teaching the N-Word”


Eight years ago, Delen Arts, was an idea, unformed and undiscovered, and Emily Bernard, a Black professor,  was teaching an all-White class at the University of Vermont. Seven years ago, The American Scholar,… Continue reading

Seeing through Colorblindness


“Teaching the N-Word” montages memory. Emily Bernard carefully assembles personal history across time, place, and people. She describes the ways in which we uphold and subvert our constructions of race, traversing an emotional… Continue reading



Our wonderful contributor, Zahra, dug up the Emily Bernard essay, “Teaching the N Word,” and it got us thinking….. I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what… Continue reading