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"Should Black people stop using the N-Word?" Is there a word that's even worse?

Mikhail Lyubansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mikhail Lyubansky

Let's face it: YouTube rocks if you know what you're searching for, but if you're just clicking on random links, it's usually a pretty disappointing...

House Minorty Leader John Boehner Comes Out : I'm Black

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Stranahan

John Boehner, Republican representative from Ohio's eighth Congressional District and ironically the House minority leader, has told friends and famil...

Amanda Terkel

BLUNT Talk: Congressman Compares Mosque To Dropping The N-Word | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), who is running for the state's U.S. Senate seat against Democrat Robin Carnahan, yesterday went on The McGraw Show on St. Loui...

Relationships and the N-Word

Nelson Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nelson Davis

No matter how smart, educated or accomplished you may be, nothing trumps the quality of your relationships with customers, vendors and employees. It is fascinating to think that one event or even just one word can completely stop the machinery.

First Amendment Foolishness

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

It's really dangerous when someone is pandering to emotions and prejudice. It's not just Palin. In the case of the Mosque the national political zoo is full of panderers.

Black Journalists Call For Public Forum on 'Talk Show Hate'

Mike Green | Posted 06.14.2012 | Media
Mike Green

When Dr. Laura Schlessinger assaulted the airwaves on Aug. 10 with a barrage of the "N" word, while responding to a caller who identified herself as a...

The N-Word and our Collective Immaturity

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

Are we incapable of seeing the different usage of the N-word between Schlessinger, urban comics, Mel Gibson, or the Ku Klux Klan? Or does our collective immaturity possess room only for a one-size-fits-all definition?

Calling Dr. Laura A Racist Doesn't Make Her One

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The blog question was straightforward enough: Would a total racist hire a black man as her public relations representative? The alleged total racist i...

Why We Should Actually Thank Dr. Laura for Her N-Word Rant

Keli Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Keli Goff

Actress Carol Channing, who's regarded as white, revealed that her father was part black. How would Whoopi react if Channing greeted her on The View with a boisterous, "What up my ni****?" How black do you have to be to be allowed to say it?

Dr. Laura and Racism in the Age of Obama

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Dr. Laura's approach, which unfortunately is not hers alone, suggests that if an African American person is experiencing racism, the appropriate response is not concern, but suspicion.

Lawmaker Seeks To Ban 'N-Word' In Wake Of Dr. Laura Rant

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

HONOLULU — A Hawaii state lawmaker intends to introduce a symbolic resolution banning the N-word after he heard talk radio host Dr. Laura Schles...

Dr. Laura Schlessinger Revives 'N' Word Controversy

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Green

Dr. Laura, the point you actually did make is that you are very much out of touch with African Americans ... and likely a good portion of America as well (notice the demographic shifts occurring).

Is it Worse to Be a Racist or a Rapist? What Gibson, Brown and Polanski Teach Us

Keli Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Keli Goff

It looks like the silver lining for celebrity abusers everywhere is that unless you use a racial slur while committing abuse you might be okay, career wise.

Mad Mel's Not-So-Lethal Weapon

Tom Burrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Burrell

It's easy to condemn someone like Gibson who uttered the N-word. What's harder to acknowledge or challenge is average people who cling to N-word-type perceptions.

Tea Party Health Care Protests: N-Word Feud Still Rages After Video Discredited

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three Democratic congressmen – all black – say they heard racial slurs as they walked through thousands of angry protesters outside the U....

Why Didn't Rand Paul Fire His Racially Suspect Mouthpiece?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The news hit last December that there was a racially inflammatory picture of the lynching of a black man next to a smiling cherubic picture of three y...

John Mayer's Playboy Interview: A "Tweachable Moment" in Race, Gender

Farai Chideya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Farai Chideya

I can roll with some pretty raw or adventurous humor, but this fratboyesque ahistorical cheap shot shows a profound misunderstanding of of white supremacy.

M. Slavin & Sons Fish Market Charged With Groping Employees Butts, Sticking Fish Hooks In Them

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Something stinks at M. Slavin & Sons fish market, and it's not just the fish. According to a complaint filed by the US Equal Employment Opportunity...

When Agreeing to Disagree is Not Good Enough

Deborah Plummer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Plummer

Agreeing to disagree may not be good enough for us to evolve as people and live effectively in a global society.

Racism, John McCain and Other Republicans

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

In 1976, 30 of my 31 police officers confessed to on-the-job use of the most vile, invective, racist language you can imagine. How do we confront the barefaced bigotry we see today?

When Comedy Meets Workplace Diversity

Natalie Holder-Winfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Natalie Holder-Winfield

The same slurs, epithets, and offensive language that comics use to get laughs can create disrespect in the workplace, school and in other social settings.

Loving Israel by Hating Obama

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

It's become a fashion, here and abroad: Jews who are convinced that they love Israel more than the rest of us have told anyone who would listen that one way to express love of the Jewish state is to revile Barack Obama.

The Post's (the Other Post that is) Racial Correctness Gone Ape

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Talk about racial correctness gone ape. How else can you describe the Washington Post's apology for an offensive cartoon that really didn't or at l...

My First Racist Letter Arrived Today

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Deggans

Gotta be honest, I expected this way before now. And it's probably a measure of how scared some racists are that America is on the verge of electing its first black president.

Dear Sarah Palin, Please leave - we don't need your sort in Ohio!

Steven Denlinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Denlinger

In the old days of the West, when someone did irreparable harm to a community, the Sheriff took the culprit to the edge of town. He told that person ...