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  • Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley criticises Tarantino’s use of the n-word

    06/13/2020 12:51:34 PM PDT · by mykroar · 23 replies
    Yahoo! finance ^ | 6/12/2020 | Keiran Southern
    The Oscar-winning screenwriter who led the calls for Gone With The Wind to be removed from a streaming service has criticised Quentin Tarantino for his “painful and infuriating” use of the n-word. John Ridley, who wrote 2013 period drama 12 Years A Slave, successfully called on WarnerMedia to temporarily take down 1939 classic Gone With The Wind from its HBO Max platform. He argued its depiction of slavery in the pre-Civil War American South reinforced harmful stereotypes of people of colour.
  • Ex-MLB All-Star Torii Hunter Names City He’d Never Play For Due To Racist Abuse

    06/08/2020 10:56:48 PM PDT · by be-baw · 46 replies
    HuffPo ^ | June 8, 2020 | Ed Mazza
    Five-time Major League Baseball All-Star Torii Hunter says there’s one team he never wanted to play for due to the racist abuse he had to endure from its fans when he was there as a visiting player. “I had a no-trade clause in everything I had not to go to Boston,” Hunter said on “Golic and Wingo” on ESPN Radio. Hunter, who played for the Twins, Angels and Tigers in an MLB career that spanned nearly two decades until he retired after the 2015 season, said he routinely heard racial epithets from some Red Sox fans. “I’ve been called the...
  • Students in Oklahoma protest after teacher reads document with n-word

    02/27/2020 11:32:10 AM PST · by Zenyatta · 45 replies
    Students at the University of Oklahoma held a sit-in after history professor Kathleen Brosnan uttered the n-word while reading a historic document in class. The protest was kicked off by members of the Black Emergency Response Team at the university, some of whom, in addition to the sit-in, have started a hunger strike. the Norman Transcript reports. Students from other groups and some faculty members have joined the demonstration as well. They said they’ll stop protesting when the university agrees to meet their demands.
  • OU apologizes over professor's reading from historical document that uses 'N-word'

    02/25/2020 8:09:53 AM PST · by BackRoads775 · 83 replies
    https://www.tulsaworld.com ^ | Feb 24, 2020 | The Oklahoman
    OKLAHOMA CITY — The University of Oklahoma released a statement Monday after a history teacher read during class from a historical document that used a racial slur. Interim OU President Joseph Harroz said the faculty member read from a historical document that “repeatedly” used the N-word. He said the professor issued a “trigger warning” before reading but agreed that the word never should have been used.
  • 'Always derogatory'? Germany battles over the N-word

    02/15/2020 11:10:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.14.2020 | Verena Greb
    Who decides whether a word is racist? Does it depend on context? That’s what a German state court said after a far-right AfD politician repeatedly used the N-word in a debate. The decision caused outrage — and action.In the Duden online German dictionary, the word Neger (hereafter referred to as the N-word) is defined as a term for “a person of (very) dark skin.” In German, it is considered today to be the equivalent of both the dated and debated English term Negro and also the undeniably racist term n—r. The German word’s definition also includes a warning in red...
  • Democrats’ Plan Will Suppress Third Parties in New York

    11/25/2019 4:14:37 PM PST · by NRx · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11-25-2019 | Jesse McKinley
    ALBANY, N.Y. — For years, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and some Democratic leaders have had an antagonistic relationship with the left-leaning Working Families Party, a labor-backed group whose increasing influence and independence have only widened the divide. So when Mr. Cuomo and state leaders decided this year to expand a public campaign financing commission’s authority — giving it a mandate to rewrite election laws affecting smaller political parties — the independent party’s leaders feared the worst. On Monday, their concerns were realized: The commission approved a slew of changes that will make it harder for political third parties to survive...
  • Popeyes Employee Arrested For Body-Slamming Woman Outside Restaurant

    11/11/2019 2:58:44 AM PST · by BackRoads775 · 60 replies
    www.yahoo.com ^ | 10 November 2019 | Dominique Mosbergen
    An employee of a Popeyes outlet in Columbia, Tennessee, has been charged with aggravated assault after a video circulated on social media showing a woman being thrown to the ground outside the store. Columbia police said Friday that they had arrested 29-year-old Deriance Ra’Shaiel Hughes in connection with the alleged assault. Police urged anyone with direct information about the incident to come forward.
  • America's religion of anti-racism reaches peak absurdity

    11/03/2019 11:16:28 AM PST · by karpov · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 29, 2019 | Heather Mac Donald
    America’s religion of anti-racism has reached peak absurdity, with anti-racist gestures now themselves defined as discrimination. A recent controversy in Madison, Wisc., exemplifies the contradictions required to feed the narrative of America’s endemic bigotry. A black senior at West High School in Madison allegedly stole another student’s cell phone on October 9. The alleged thief then pushed an assistant principal who tried to intervene; she called for assistance. A black security guard, Marlon Anderson, tried to escort the student out of the building; the student let fly a race-based tirade, calling Anderson the N-word and a slew of racial epithets....
  • Trump’s America enables racism, extreme scrutiny of minorities

    10/31/2019 11:29:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Daily Cardinal ^ | October 31, 2019 | Dana Munro
    A racism scandal in Madison struck a national chord this week— the New York Times reported on it, CNN reported on it, Cher even offered to help. When Marlon Anderson, a black security guard, politely asked a student to stop calling him the n-word he was fired for inappropriate language. I’ll give you a minute to let that sink in. The incident spread rapidly. Yes, social media expedites the spread of stories but I couldn’t help but think this story must have been bigger than just one isolated event. There had to be some universal component. So what was it...
  • Union official: Fired Wisconsin school guard gets job back

    10/22/2019 3:01:25 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 17 replies
    Assoc. Press ^ | 10/22/2019
    <p>MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin school district is rehiring a black security guard after he was fired last week for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to use it, a union official said Monday.</p> <p>Doug Keillor, executive director of Madison Teachers Inc., said that the union was contacted by school officials Monday saying interim Superintendent Jane Belmore decided to rescind the firing of Marlon Anderson.</p>
  • NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo uses N-word during live radio interview

    10/15/2019 12:15:24 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 52 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | 10/15/19 | Geoff Herbert
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo is stirring up controversy by using the N-word during a live radio interview in New York. The New York Post reports Cuomo was on the air with Albany’s WAMC Public Radio Tuesday when he was asked about criticism of Columbus Day and efforts to rename the holiday Indigenous Peoples Day. The governor brought up a recent New York Times op-ed about the treatment of Italian-Americans and spoke about racism. “They used an expression that southern Italians were called, I believe they were saying southern Italians, Sicilians — I’m half Sicilian — were called, quote-unquote and pardon my...
  • After sexual assault acquittal, video emerges of Mateen Cleaves dragging naked woman into motel

    08/25/2019 5:25:03 AM PDT · by grundle · 91 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | August 23, 2019 | Jack Baer
    Full title: After sexual assault acquittal, video emerges of Mateen Cleaves dragging naked woman into motel room Days after Mateen Cleaves as acquitted by a jury on four counts of sexual assault, the video used by prosecutors against the Michigan State basketball great has come to light. The video, which can be seen in the news clip above, comes from surveillance footage taken between 1:30 a.m. and 2 a.m. outside the Knights Inn Motel in Grand Blanc, Mich., and was obtained by WXYZ Detroit through a public records request. The jury in Cleaves’ trial was shown the video, but it...
  • Monmouth University Confirms Student Is No Longer Enrolled After Racist Video Resurfaces

    05/25/2019 2:40:41 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 43 replies
    Complex ^ | May 24, 2019 | Joshua Espinoza
    At least three different New Jersey universities are investigating a now-viral video in which students are heard repeating a racial slur. According to BuzzFeed News, the probes were launched in recent days after Monmouth sophomore Scharina Bencosme shared the video on social media. The footage, which was captured on Snapchat, shows a group of young men and women in a circle, taking turns using the n-word.
  • San Francisco Democrat under fire for repeated use of N-word during committee meeting

    05/09/2019 11:04:56 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 09 2019 | Andrew O'Reilly
    A civil rights attorney, local Democratic Party official and former San Francisco city supervisor is in hot water after repeatedly using the N-word during a public meeting last month. Angela Alioto has apologized but is facing calls for her removal from the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee over the incident during an April DCCC meeting with African-American union members. Without self-censoring, Alioto had used the N-word during that meeting while responding to a remark from an African-American woman about hearing the racial epithet in the workplace. “Full disclosure, I’m a civil rights trial lawyer,” Alioto said in a video...
  • JOE BIDEN PUTS BIG 'N' OVER OBAMA'S PIC ... MAJOR Instagram Fail!!! [chuckle]

    04/27/2019 6:24:47 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 71 replies
    Joe Biden's social media team got some 'splainin' to do after posting a shot of the candidate with Barack Obama ... and placing a giant letter "N" over the former Prez. It was a clever idea ... using multiple pics of Biden to spell out "Biden President" on his Instagram page -- but the HUGE FAIL came when someone on Biden's staff didn't realize where the "N" at the end of Biden would land. The faux pas is being called out by users who think it's time Biden get a new social media manager -- y'know ... one who realizes...
  • Somers student posts picture portraying black face on social media (CT)

    04/24/2019 12:38:34 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    WSFB ^ | April 22, 2019 | Olivia Lank, Roger Susanin
    SOMERS, CT (WFSB) – A picture posted on social media of a Somers student portraying black face is under investigation. The superintendent, Brian Czapla, released a statement on Monday saying the picture was posted over the weekend by a high school student. “We do not condone any type of racism, bigotry, or hateful actions towards individuals or groups. This is not the type of behavior or beliefs we expect from our students,” Czapla said in the statement. The girl had on black face in the post along with the ""n" word. "You knew what you were doing, you're not five,...
  • [Dem] Md. lawmaker apologizes for allegedly using n-word with her colleagues

    02/26/2019 2:21:35 PM PST · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 2/25/19 | Ovetta Wiggins
    A white lawmaker from Har­ford County apologized to the leaders of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland for using a racial slur to describe a legislative district in Prince George’s County — but also told her black colleagues that she did not recall saying it, according to two lawmakers who attended the meeting.Caucus members confronted Del. Mary Ann Lisanti (D) on Monday night over allegations that she told a white colleague, during an after-hours gathering at an Annapolis cigar bar, that when he campaigned in Prince George’s on behalf of a candidate last fall he was door-knocking in a “n-----...
  • MARYLAND DEMOCRAT APOLOGIZES FOR ALLEGEDLY CALLING COUNTY A ‘N***** DISTRICT’

    02/27/2019 9:52:24 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/27/19 | Henry Rodgers
    A Maryland Democratic lawmaker apologized to the state’s Legislative Black Caucus Monday after calling a district in Prince George’s County a “n***** district.” Del. Mary Ann Lisanti, who is white, was approached by the caucus regarding her alleged remarks Monday night, after news broke that Lisanti had said the racial slur at a cigar bar in Annapolis, Maryland, while speaking to a colleague, who was also white, after work late one night. The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland chair, Del. Darryl Barnes, said Lisanti apologized multiple times but also added he thinks anyone who uses the word is “a reflection...
  • Maryland Democrat Apologizes For Allegedly Calling County A ‘N***** District’

    02/26/2019 2:44:57 PM PST · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2:10 PM 02/26/2019 | Henry Rodgers
    A Maryland Democratic lawmaker apologized to the state’s Legislative Black Caucus Monday after calling a district in Prince George’s County a “n***** district.” Del. Mary Ann Lisanti, who is white, was approached by the caucus regarding her alleged remarks Monday night, after news broke that Lisanti had said the racial slur at a cigar bar in Annapolis, Maryland, while speaking to a colleague, who was also white, after work late one night. The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland chair, Del. Darryl Barnes, said Lisanti apologized multiple times but also added he thinks anyone who uses the word is “a reflection...
  • CNN’s Kirsten Powers: Covington Students Called Classmate ‘N***er’ with Hand Gesture

    01/22/2019 3:00:07 PM PST · by detective · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Jan 2019 | Joshua Caplan
    CNN political analyst and USA Today columnist Kirsten Powers bizarrely claimed on Monday that Covington Catholic High School students referred to a black classmate as a racial slur with silent hand gestures to their harassers — who were actually saying the word. The alleged gesture occurred in the lead up to a confrontation between some of the school’s students and a Native American activist on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during Friday’s March for Life event in Washington, D.C. Initial video of a confrontation between Covington Catholic High School junior Nick Sandmann and Native American activist Nathan Phillips created...