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Sunday, March 26, 2006

Comic book education.

College students are now being assigned comic books to read.

But for an increasing number of courses, the standard texts are anything but ordinary: comic books, modern best-selling novels and controversial nonfiction. "If there's a really popular book or something on a controversial subject, people notice it. We'll sometimes sell out," said Jessica Robinson, textbook manager at UNCG's campus bookstore. "If students have to have the book for a class and they've all sold out, we'll sometimes have to re-order them." One such book is "Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word," a book from lecturer Tracey Salisbury's African American Studies course. The popular book by Randall Kennedy examines the history of the word, how it's used and why. Although it was praised by some people, others were offended when it was published in 2003.

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