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Racial Slurs

Azealia Banks Says She's Never Saying The Word 'Faggot' Again

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.10.2016 | Queer Voices

Azealiza Banks decided to tell her fans on Facebook Friday that she will no longer use the word "faggot." The rapper also explained her rationale for ...

Really? Congressman Uses Anti-Asian Slur On TV

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), appearing on live television Friday, dredged up a racial slur from the annals of wartime history. In an appearance on MSNBC'...

The House Votes To Ban The Terms ‘Oriental’ And ‘Negro’ From Federal Law

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Politicians have a habit of burying important information. There are bills with titles that say nothing about what they will actually do...

Georgia Tech Investigating Fraternity For Alleged Racial Slurs

Reuters | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.28.2015 | College

ATLANTA, Aug 28 (Reuters) - The Georgia Institute of Technology is investigating allegations that white members of a campus fraternity shouted racial ...

Let's Be Honest About Race, America

Walker Bragman | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Walker Bragman

We live in a society plagued by racial division, where the instigating half of the population actively ignores and denies the problem--evidenced by the slew of high-profile Republicans and FOX News pundits calling the Emanuel AME Church shooting "an attack on religious liberty."

Author Defends Use Of Racial Slur In Campus Panel

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.05.2015 | College

Colleges and universities have long been considered places where one can challenge dominant ideas in order to provoke a robust intellectual discussion...

Orrin Hatch Refers To Asia As ‘The Orient'

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) called Asia “the Orient” while speaking on the Senate floor late Tuesday -- an outdated term considered of...

Army Investigates Alleged 'Racial Thursdays' At Unit

Army Times | Michelle Tan | Posted 03.20.2015 | Black Voices

The Army is investigating allegations that a platoon of soldiers was given a free pass to use racial slurs against each other during what was known as...

TV News Anchor Says Lady Gaga Sings 'Jigaboo Music'

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.23.2015 | Black Voices

This news anchor probably could've used a dictionary. While chatting about Lady Gaga's "Sound of Music" tribute at Sunday's Academy Awards, Kristi...

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.

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...

It's Time for Schools to Ban Redskins Merchandise

Greg Schwanbeck | Posted 11.23.2014 | Education
Greg Schwanbeck

How should a teacher react if a student arrives to class wearing a t-shirt that shouts a repugnant racial slur in large, all capital letters across the chest? The answer ought to be clear.

Red Lobster Sued After Alleged Racist Receipt Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business

A Tennessee man is suing a Red Lobster server and the chain itself for a total of $1 million, alleging that a racist receipt that subsequently went vi...

Pennsylvania School Proposes Policy to Force Use of Slur

Adam Goldstein | Posted 07.01.2014 | Education
Adam Goldstein

Once government property is set aside for an educational purpose, students have a protectable free expression right within the scope of that purpose. Students no more have a right to take control of the newspaper away from the editors than they do the right to take control of the footballs away from the football team.

Making Forward Progress

Abigail Perdue | Posted 05.07.2014 | Sports
Abigail Perdue

Despite these very real concerns, which certainly warrant serious consideration, the rule, as proposed, only regulates conduct on the playing field.

My Awkward Moments On The View With Bill O'Reilly And Prince, From Sherri Shepherd (VIDEO)

Posted 01.30.2014 | Home

When it comes to awkward, star-struck moments on The View, Sherri Shepherd, Emmy Award-Winning Cohost of The View, had a few very entertaining stories...

Some of My Best Friends Are Redskins

Galanty Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

This is not a matter of "political correctness." This is about righting a wrong. This is about changing an ugly, misunderstood aspect of our culture. This is about firing Coach Mike Shanahan for keeping RG3 in at the end of that playoff game last season.

The "N-word" Was the Last Word They Heard Before They Died

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

We have made tremendous progress as a society when it comes to racism. However, we have by no means conquered it. It would be a great thing if no one ever used that word to slur a black person again, if the use of all hateful slurs simply ceased.

Riley Cooper Provides Us With an Almost Teachable Moment

Jeffrey E. Schwarz | Posted 10.06.2013 | Sports
Jeffrey E. Schwarz

"The Riley Cooper affair" provides a pivotal opportunity for the National Football League to take the lead on this issue by getting its own house in order.

When My Date Called Me the 'N' Word

Justin Hernandez | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Justin Hernandez

Did this guy really think it was OK to call me that because he and I are both Latino? I switched gears and jumped on my soapbox, telling him about my distaste for that word and how I did not want him to use it with me again. I felt like a lecturing schoolteacher.

Drunk Man Shouts N-Word, Gets Knocked Out Cold

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 07.13.2013 | New York

A drunk man allegedly hurled a racial slur in New York City's West Village and ended up in the hospital. On Friday afternoon, the unidentified whit...

Paula Deen: Recipe for Disaster

Jim Moret | Posted 08.27.2013 | Media
Jim Moret

Paula Deen is toast. While I cannot speak to whether Deen is, in fact, a racist, she is undoubtedly guilty of one of the biggest PR fiascos in recent memory.

Speaking About Race: Paula Deen and the Need for Racial Literacy

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 08.24.2013 | Media
Jimmy Nguyen

Even if you don't use racial slurs and don't have a prejudiced bone in your body, speaking about race is not easy. It's time we did more to improve everyone's racial literacy.

'What's a 'N-word' Mommy?'

Stacey Tisdale | Posted 07.29.2013 | Black Voices
Stacey Tisdale

As the mother of a mixed-race 8-year old, I often think about how to keep my son's eyes, ears, and heart, open to the realities and ignorance of racism. He and a friend recently saw the movie 42, and for the first time, heard the 'n-word' thrown around like a baseball.