N-Word & Insidious Racism Debate is focused on examining the use of the N-word in and outside of
black and hip-hop culture, and the effects of insidious racism.
The debate is preceded by the screening of the short
Or Innocent Of Using the N Word?'
by Bhavna Malkani
“I would definitely recommend you see this
Schumann, BBC London
“Malkani’s documentary will change the way people
view this topic forever…” Grouchy
Greg, CEO of Allhiphop.com
Innocent of using the ‘N’ Word explores questions and issues around
the derogatory ‘N’ word that many feel shy to discuss as it's often
categorised as a taboo subject area. The twenty-eight minute
documentary breaks down the word chronologically from the history of the
word (nigger) all the way up to Hip-Hop's influence on the acceptance
and commercialization (nigga).
documentary was filmed in the beginning of 2005- around New York City,
Philadelphia, Delaware and London and was completed in the later
part of 2005/beginning of 2006.
appearances in the documentary include M1 (Dead Prez), Grouchy
Greg, CEO of Allhiphop.com,
The Last Emperor, up and coming rapper Marchitect and many
The film is broken down into five
chapters, which include the following:
One- Where did Nigger come from?
Two- Nigger- The Experiences
Three- Definition of Nigga
Four- Nigga in Hip-hop
Five- -Who is Allowed to use Nigga?
Saturday October 14 2006, 6-8.30pm
Council Chamber, Harrow Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow, Middlesex,
HA1 2XF (Five minutes walk from Harrow & Wealdstone station or 5
minute ride on buses 140, 182, 258, 340 from Harrow On The Hill station)
To book: email firstname.lastname@example.org
line: Booking N Word Debate
As part of its Black History Month programme, BTWSC and
Music Congress, are organising a debate which puts the use of the N-word
within a historical context, by examining its beginnings in 17th
century America and questioning the appropriateness of its use in
England in the 21st century.
Whilst institutional racism has gained currency of late, this
debate will also examine the effects of insidious racism.
The event kicks off with the screening of 'Guilty Or Innocent Of
Using The N Word', a documentary on the use of the
N-word among the hip-hop community.
Although BTWSC and BBM/BMC are promoting this as an
inter-generational event, and have a zero-tolerance for swearing,
parents will have to make a decision regarding bringing their children.
Youths aged 13-17 are welcome to enter the N-Word
competition. All short-listed entrants and their
parents/guardians will be invited to an award ceremony which will
precede the debate.