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What Can You Say?America's National Conversation on Race$
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John Hartigan Jr.

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780804763363

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804763363.001.0001

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Narrating Nooses

Narrating Nooses

Locating the Role of Race in Jena, LA

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This chapter discusses the role of the narrative, which helps people see race within the routine of daily life. It looks at a narrative surrounding Jena, Louisiana, the events at which were believed to have been caused by white racism. It introduces the concept of “black pathology,” which links social problems (such as drug use, teen pregnancy, and crime) only to African Americans. This connection is considered as the “real” reason why race is important in the United States.

Keywords:   narrative, race, daily life, Jena, Louisiana, white racism, black pathology, social problems, African Americans

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