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

Malcolm-Aime Musoni | Posted 09.27.2015 | 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

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Breaking the "N" Word, Magicians Topple Racism

Scott Alexander and Puck | Posted 09.16.2015 | 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 06.30.2015 | 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 06.29.2015 | 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 06.23.2015 | 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?

Racist ‘Runnin N*gger' Targets Sold At South Dakota Gun Show

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 03.17.2015 | Black Voices

Remember when Miami beach police were busted for using mug shots of black men for target practice? They’re not the only ones with a racially charged...

Racist Video Casts Ugly Glare on Colleges' Blind Eyes to Frat Racism

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.10.2015 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Protesting Oklahoma students and a no-nonsense university president took swift and forceful action against the hate on their campus. But what happens when there is no over the top, outrageous racist video that goes viral to stir student and public wrath?

Fashion Designer Uses The N-Word To Describe Latest Collection

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.29.2015 | Black Voices

UPDATE: A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou has issued the following statement to GQ on A.P.C.'s severed relationship with Timberland: When describing ou...

That Day After Christmas

Irene Monroe | Posted 03.02.2015 | Black Voices
Irene Monroe

On the Friday after Christmas, when the sanitation truck drove away, my neighbor went to retrieve her receptacles expecting nothing out of the ordinary. But as she rolled them back into her yard, she couldn't believe what she found scrawled on the side of one of the receptacles: the "N" word.

The 'N' Word, Piers Morgan, and the Myth of Black Respectability

Arielle Newton | Posted 01.12.2015 | Black Voices
Arielle Newton

Recently, Piers Morgan penned an incendiary piece titled "If black Americans want the N-word to die, they will have to kill it themselves." I held my breath the entire time I read this misguided piece. I saw all the markings of a privileged white male telling me and my community how to behave ourselves.

Examining The N Word As It Becomes More Prevalent Than Ever In American Vernacular

The Washington Post | Dave Sheinin and Krissah Thompson | Posted 11.10.2014 | Black Voices

This season, the National Football League is attempting the impossible, a reasoned but dubious mission that has already tripped up an institution as v...

Students Ask Not To Be Called African-American; Teacher Allegedly Calls Them N-Word

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 11.05.2014 | Black Voices

Last week, an Illinois substitute teacher reportedly called a group of four middle school girls the N-word after they asked not to be called African-A...

Is It True That Everybody Uses Racist Language?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 10.20.2014 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

I must be the most serene dude on the planet, because I swear to you that I have never hurled a racial invective at someone. No, not even when I was a kid. And no, not even when I was drunk. I'm not boasting, because it would be pretty sad if I wanted kudos just for avoiding hateful insults. To me, that should be basic behavior.

Victim of Viral YouTube Video has Message for Racist Stripper in Explosive Interview

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Tanya Young Williams

Narvell Benning posted a video on YouTube on June 4, 2014 called Blatant Racism in Cheektowaga NY. In the video you watch and hear Janelle Ambrosia u...

Usher's Defense of Justin Bieber Is Indefensible

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 08.11.2014 | Entertainment
Morris W. O'Kelly

Whether Justin Bieber "is a racist" is not and never was the point. It was never an issue of whether Justin Bieber privately hopes for the subjugation of African-American people. Usher is trying to provide answers to unrelated and unasked questions.

Why Pharell Williams' Hipster Headdress Is Offensive To Native Americans

Gyasi Ross | Posted 08.05.2014 | Black Voices
Gyasi Ross

Some people simply don't hold anything sacred. When nothing's sacred, it is very difficult to explain why non-Natives flippantly wearing headdresses are horribly offensive.