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Racial Slurs

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 | MarloThomas

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...

Poll Reveals How Teens Feel About Using Racial Slurs

AP | CONNIE CASS | Posted 11.20.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a shift in attitude, most young people now say it's wrong to use racist or sexist slurs online, even if you're just kidding. Bu...

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 09.21.2013 | Gay 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.

The Latest GOP Attempt at Hispanic Outreach

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.31.2013 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Every time I write about the GOP's image problem with Latino voters, some conservative sends me an angry missive insisting that it's all the liberal media spreading lies. And then a GOP leader will say something like this: "My father had a ranch. We used to have 50 to 60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes."

ReThink Review: Django Unchained -- Words With Friends?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 03.06.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Quentin Tarantino is one of the rare directors whose work is identifiable without his name attached, whether it's his flair for dialogue, his inspired use of music, his love for film and its genres, or his passion for blood-splattering violence. All of these are on display in his latest film, Django Unchained.

Motel 6 Guest Shocked By Alleged Racial Slur On TV Screen

Posted 07.31.2012 | Technology

Joseph Ross, a Dayton, Ohio, resident, got an unwelcome "welcome" this weekend when he checked into a Motel 6 in the nearby town of Sharonville, where...

Is the Man Who Killed Trayvon Martin a Racist? Who Cares?

Sam Sommers | Posted 05.27.2012 | Crime
Sam Sommers

Are racist (or sexist or homophobic) slurs any less impactful when the person who utters them genuinely believes he doesn't have a bigoted bone in his body?

UCLA Latino Students Targeted With Racially Charged Graffiti

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 03.01.2012 | Latino Voices

Three UCLA students woke up to unsightly, racially charged graffiti on the front door of their off-campus apartment this week. The racial slurs that w...

Papa Johns Receipt Calls Customers OUTRAGEOUS Racial Slur

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.08.2012 | New York

Minhee Cho went to Papa John's for some fast food goodness. Little did she know, she would get it served with a side of racism. At around 12:30 p.m...

High School Basketball Players Suspended For Chanting Slur

buffalonews.com | Posted 12.09.2011 | Black Voices

It's a familiar scene for many athletes. The last few minutes in the locker room before the game, when teammates and coaches come together to motivate...

¡ASK A MEXICAN!: "Illegals" and The "N-Word"

Gustavo Arellano | Posted 01.02.2012 | Latino Voices
Gustavo Arellano

Why do Americans Call Mexicans "Illegal"?

Why Young People Think Racist And Sexist Slurs Online Are Just Jokes

AP | CONNIE CASS and JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 11.20.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON — Young people immersed in the online world are encountering racist and sexist slurs and other name-calling that probably would appal...