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White CNN Guest Says N****r On Live Television

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.24.2016 | Politics

A CNN panel got out of hand on Tuesday afternoon when a white guest used a racial slur on live television. CNN’s Brooke Baldwin was hosting a discus...

Mike Colter Is OK With Use Of The N-Word On 'Luke Cage'

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 10.03.2016 | Black Voices

Mike Colter’s leading role as superhero Luke Cage is kind of a big deal. While his character is attracting headlines for diversifying the whitewashe...

Why Is Amazon Still Selling Agatha Christie's "Ten Little Niggers?"

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.13.2016 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Christie's unabashed racist views read like a what's what of racial stereotypes, vilification, and condescension in her mystery novels when there's even the faintest mention of a black, and other non-white characters. She seemed to have a special fascination with their hair, eyes, or other physical characters which she found odd, different, and always disgusting.

Why I Left My 'Ex'

Glenn Martin | Posted 05.26.2016 | Impact
Glenn Martin

May 4th was a day I'd been anticipating for some time. That was the day Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason, who heads the Office of Justice Programs in the Department of Justice, publicly announced a new agency-wide policy directing her staff to stop using "disparaging labels" like "ex-convict" and "ex-felon" in all their communications.

Larry Wilmore Can Call President Obama The N-Word. Get Over It

Paul A. Bromley | Posted 05.05.2016 | Black Voices
Paul A. Bromley

The president makes me proud to be a Black man and proud to be an American. He puts respeck on all of our names by the example he sets. I root for him the way I root for all of my niggas. Obama wants to see me win. I believe that.

Obama's Send-Off at Last White House Correspondents' Dinner Ends with the N-Word

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.05.2016 | Black Voices
Irene Monroe

The last thing Obama's final roasting didn't need to end on is associating him with the n-word - even as an act of thanks and brotherly love.

Larry Wilmore Clears Up Use Of The N-Word For Confused White People

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 05.03.2016 | Black Voices

Larry Wilmore wants to correct to those who thought he called President Barack Obama "n****r" at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday. ...

Girl Suspended For N-Word Shirt Apologizes, Say She's 'Not Racist'

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 01.27.2016 | Black Voices

After a group of teens were suspended for spelling out a racial slur with their t-shirts, one has come forward to apologize, and insists that she's "n...

Lessons for the Giggling Teens in T-Shirts Spelling the N-Word

Yolanda Young | Posted 01.26.2017 | Black Voices
Yolanda Young

The really good news is that you have an opportunity to confront the person you are and decide the person you want to be. The world is waiting to give you a second chance. Take it, but do me this one solid: Recognize that the people you were mocking are often not so lucky.

An Open Letter To All Black Students At Predominately White Institutions

Brandon Patterson | Posted 11.12.2016 | Black Voices
Brandon Patterson

Since you have now completed Being Black At A PWI 101, this means that I am able to be frank with all of you. I am hoping that I can give to you the Black Student Handbook that your orientation leader was unable to offer you on that glorious hot summer day.

'Too Many Times To Count': My Experiences Of Racism At The University Of Missouri

Cynthia Frisby | Posted 11.09.2016 | Black Voices
Cynthia Frisby

I have lived in Columbia and been at the university for almost 18 years. During this time, I have been called the n-word too many times to count. Yes, we are better off now than we were in the '50s, but to some extent, we are taking many steps backward by ignoring or not talking about the racial issues.

Stop Saying N***a If You're Not Black

Malcolm-Aime Musoni | Posted 09.26.2016 | Black Voices
Malcolm-Aime Musoni

If you're not black you shouldn't be saying "Nigga". It doesn't matter how many black dudes or girls you've slept with or that your best friends are black or that your best friend's dog is black or even that you live in the "ghetto"; if you're not black that word should not leave your mouth.

'Black-ish' Creator Explains Why More TV Shows Should Use The N-Word

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.25.2015 | Black Voices

In its first season, ABC’s popular comedy series, “black-ish” delivered on a mission to raise awareness around various topics on race and family...

Breaking the "N" Word, Magicians Topple Racism

Scott Alexander and Puck | Posted 09.16.2016 | Education
Scott Alexander and Puck

We remember watching the inauguration of Barack Obama thinking that sweeping waves of change were on the way. Now that the United States of America was finally seeing our first black president, the walls of racism and cultural divisiveness were, no doubt, going to come crumbling down.

Obama Didn't Use the N-word: A Distinction With a Difference

Harvey Simon | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Harvey Simon

The president's mention of the N-word is still significant. It drove home his own distinction between overt and covert racism. That's a subject worthy of discussion. Focusing on his "use" of the N-word only serves as a distraction from that important debate.

When Microaggressions Become Macro Confessions

Yohuru Williams | Posted 06.29.2016 | Black Voices
Yohuru Williams

In the fuzzy arithmetic of their moral equivocation, flag pins matter, firearms matter, border patrols matter, but black and brown lives don't matter unless they can be leveraged for some self-serving political purpose

Glenn Beck Tells Don Lemon He Shouldn't Have Used 'That Word' On TV

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 06.25.2015 | Media

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck told CNN host Don Lemon Wednesday night that he disapproved of him using a racial slur on TV. A discussion about...

What Fear Of Saying 'The N-Word' Really Means

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.24.2015 | Black Voices

President Obama's much-discussed interview with comedian Marc Maron this week drove news outlets into a tizzy after the president said a racial epithe...

One Tweet Highlights America's Hypocrisy When It Comes To The N-Word

The Huffington Post | Taryn FInley | Posted 06.24.2015 | Black Voices

President Barack Obama’s interview with comedian Marc Maron has garnered widespread attention -- and criticism. Some have publicly condemned the pre...

Why Are Some in the Media Afraid to Properly Report a Word?

Ruth Hochberger | Posted 06.23.2016 | Media
Ruth Hochberger

I don't believe I have ever used that word. It is hurtful, mean, angry, demeaning and uncivilized. But when the president of the United States chooses to utter such a slur -- to make a point about the state of race relations in our society -- the public needs to hear it.

Obama Uses N-Word In Honest Conversation About Racism

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke bluntly about racism in a conversation with comedian Marc Maron for his "WTF" podcast. "We are not cured of it," Obama...

Gabriel Arana

Fusion's Alicia Menendez To CNN: We Don't Need A New N-Word | Gabriel Arana | Posted 05.13.2015 | Media

CNN, under fire for allowing on-air talent to bandy about the racially charged word “thug,” has dug in its heels, recently running a segment that ...

The Painful Lesson My Little Girl Learned When She Heard The N-Word For The First Time

Shay Stewart-Bouley | Posted 06.07.2015 | Black Voices
Shay Stewart-Bouley

As a mixed-raced family in a white space, the reality is that anytime we leave our house as a family, we risk incurring the wrath of the ignorant. To partake in the joys of the first treats of spring can turn ugly without notice and, sadly, a visit to Maine's most populous city yesterday was the day when the ugly became personal.

Math Teacher Called N-Word; Death Threats Ensue

Jeremy Bamidele | Posted 06.05.2015 | Black Voices
Jeremy Bamidele

The toll of the incidents have caused Gardner to develop post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD). Gardner, the sole financial provider to a heavily autistic son, has since been placed on an involuntary un-paid medical leave.

I Just Don't Understand Why White People Want to Use the N-Word

Abiola Abrams | Posted 05.20.2015 | Black Voices
Abiola Abrams

The n-word has the blood of thousands of lynchings, beatings, and other horrific crimes melded between its letters, meshed in its very fibers. So, why do some white people want the right to use this abhorrent word again?