Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Jury to ponder "N-word" double standard

Remarkable case in the U.S. where a job was lost because of the use of the N-word in the workplace in a staff discussion about the use of the word. It appears to have begun when a reporter said she had heard it hundreds of times at a meeting she was covering. The meeting dealt with the symbolic burial of the word by the Philadelphia Youth Council of the NAACP. She wanted to know if she could use it in the story. A white anchor apparently engaged in the discussion used the word and was subsequently fired. He's suing.

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