"This year the NFL instructed game officials to penalize players who used the n-word on the field of play. David Sheinin and Krissah Thompson, write about how the policy, met by widespread criticism, followed a year marked by several incidents of players deploying America's most divisive racial slur," the Washington Post said in an announcement on Monday.
"As the league wrestled with the issue, a team of Washington Post journalists spoke with more than 70 people over the last eight months examining the history of this singularly American word and its place in American vernacular today. Hear from former NFL players Donte Stallworth and Leigh Bodden; Byron De La Beckwith Jr., Ku Klux Klansman; Neal Brennan, co-creator of 'Chappelle's Show,' and more discuss the nuance of the n-word in an interactive project here. . . ."
Don Lemon, BlackAmericaWeb.com: Don Lemon Is Tired Of Debating The N-Word, Use It If You Want To
John McWhorter, The Root: It's Time We Recognize That 'N--ga' Isn't 'N--ger'
- Arielle Newton, Huffington Post: The 'N' Word, Piers Morgan, and the Myth of Black Respectability
"Communications mogul Stanley Hubbard, speaking at Augsburg College on Thursday, was forced to defend a controversial story that aired last week on one of his Minneapolis stations,"Libor Jany reported Friday for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis.
"About 30 protesters, some waggling large red foam fingers typical at sporting events, stood up and roared at Hubbard, whose television station, KSTP-TV, had come under fire for airing a story claiming that Mayor Betsy Hodges was making a gang sign in a photograph with a young black canvasser. The story, which triggered a wave of criticism across social media calling for an on-air apology from the station, has been held up by critics as an example of racial bias in the media. . . ."
Samaria Bailey, Philadelphia Tribune: Panel talks image of Black men in the news
Mayor Betsy Hodges blog: #pointergate
Tracie Powell, alldigitocracy.org: #Pointergate, the anti-journalism
- Eric Roper, Star Tribune, Minneapolis: Hodges: Pointergate has shined light on police misconduct problems