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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 ...

TV News Is Using The Word 'Thug' Way More Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.07.2015 | Media

The media and politicians have come under fire in recent weeks for characterizing the protesters in Baltimore as "thugs." But you might be surprised a...

Soledad O'Brien Says Journalists Need To Stop Using The Word 'Thug'

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.04.2015 | Media

Former CNN host Soledad O’Brien said Sunday that the word "thug" has become the new N-word, and said journalists need to think twice before using th...

Brian Williams Used Racial Stereotype To Dramatize Katrina Story

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics

Brian Williams has been accused of many things, but being racist has not been one of them. Yet one of the stories Williams told whose authenticity has...

Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman Are Black Heroes

Jaleesa Jones | Posted 04.01.2015 | Black Voices
Jaleesa Jones

The systematic iteration of the word "thug" in reference to black bodies is problematic because it perpetuates white supremacist ideologies about black people, namely that we are pathological, violent and lawless.

Jordan Davis Trial Illustrates Well What Richard Sherman Meant When He Said 'Thug' Was the New N-word

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Dunn's lawyer, Cory Strolla, insisted that the trial was not about race, but instead about a "subculture thug issue." But what work is "thug" doing here, other than to dehumanize a group of young men for the purposes of devaluing their lives in order to justify ending them?

Seattle Seahawks: Is Richard Sherman a Thug?

Dexter Rogers | Posted 03.30.2014 | Sports
Dexter Rogers

The Seattle Seahawks' outspoken cornerback Richard Sherman ignited a firestorm of controversy when he gave what appeared to be a thuggish rant of the ...

How Hip Hop Makes You Hate Yourself

Homeboy Sandman | Posted 01.19.2013 | Arts
Homeboy Sandman

"My daughter came up to me after listening to Nicki Minaj and asked me what a menage was. She's three years old." Wow. Words are powerful, aren't they?

WATCH: Thug Vlogger Not So Thug When Mom Comes Home

Posted 11.16.2011 | Comedy

This vlogger is so tough, you guys. Or at least that's what he wants all the haters to think. His video starts out as a machismo-fueled rant a la L...

A Thug By Any Other Name

Judy Muller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Judy Muller

If you are one of those people who are often the last to hear about the latest addition to the list of politically-incorrect words, this is for you. I clearly count myself among your number.