The N-Word: It Represents Hatred

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006


The racist tirade by comedian and "Seinfeld" actor Michael Richards has once again sparked a debate over the N-word, especially among black people. Reverend Jesse Jackson is calling for a complete ban of the word. Comedian Damon Wayans was fined several hundred dollars after using the word more than 15 times in a recent performance. He told the audience "I'll be damned if the white man uses that word last."

Graduate Rookie Reporter Veralyn Williams first began questioning the use of the N-word when she started studying African American history in college. She filed this report…but first a language note for listeners: the N-word is said several times throughout the story.



Rookie Reporter Veralyn Williams

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