Year: 2019
Category: Self-initiated
Dimensions: 165 × 220 mm

"Ik mag toch wel neger zeggen, he?"
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"Ik mag toch wel neger zeggen, he?"
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Year: 2019
Category: Self-initiated
Dimensions: 165 × 220 mm

Sjors Rigters is a Dutch male with Surinamese roots. He was raised in a small 'white' village and often he had to deal with the word 'neger' (means 'negro' in Dutch). From his childhood, he knew that this was a swear word. However, when people called him that, he often saw this as a nickname. For him, it was mainly about the intention with which people addressed him. The question: "I can say 'neger', right?" He often got it in many forms. He always found the answer complicated.

For this reason, he started to study the word 'neger'. During his research, he discovered that the word has many different interpretations for many different people. All articles that gave him a new perspective on the word 'neger' and the way of using it, have been bundled in this publication. Each article is a reaction to the previous one and starts with the definition of the word 'neger'. This publication does not have to be read chronologically.

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