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Teacher Filmed Screaming at Kids. Then Came the N-Word

The Baltimore science teacher has since been fired

(Newser) - In the first 30 seconds of the video, the Baltimore teacher grabs a student by the hood of his shirt and screams at him to leave her class. Then things take a turn. The video shows the unidentified white female teacher calling her classroom of mostly black students "idiots,... More »

Sinn Fein Leader: N-Word Tweet Was Meant to Be 'Ironic'

Gerry Adams posted offending tweet after watching 'Django Unchained'

(Newser) - Gerry Adams caught a viewing of Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained on Sunday and was perhaps a little too enthusiastic in sharing his thoughts on it. The leader of Ireland's Sinn Fein party posted in a now-deleted tweet: "Watching Django Unchained - A Ballymurphy [N-word]!" Cue the... More »

University Rules on Prof Who Used N-Word in Class

University of Kansas gives Andrea Quenette a pass

(Newser) - A four-month investigation into a University of Kansas professor who used a racial slur in class has concluded the word was used in an educational context and not intended to be racist, the AP reports. Assistant communication studies professor Andrea Quenette has been on paid leave since November, when a... More »

3-Foot N-Word Burned Into Man's Front Lawn

Vandals apparently used chemicals

(Newser) - A Florida man is fuming after finding the n-word on his front lawn. The 3-foot letters were chemically burned onto the grass, WESH reports, and Courtney Gordon says people slow down as they drive by his house to read the word. "I feel like this is a threat to... More »

Hulk Hogan Apologizes for Racist Rant

Says offensive language he used in audio clip 'is not who I am'

(Newser) - A tweet posted last night by Hulk Hogan seemed to portend serious news: "In the storm I release control, God and his Universe will sail me where he wants me to be, one love. HH." That news was revealed by a WWE statement issued this morning, per Sports ... More »

Can the NFL Ban the N-Word?

With dual meanings, it doesn't seem to be going anywhere

(Newser) - The NFL is trying to ban the use of the N-word entirely, but that may be a futile task in a country whose relationship to the word is constantly evolving, the Washington Post reports. Today, the word—ending with "a" rather than "er"—is used some 500,... More »

Newspaper Calls Obama the 'N-Word' in Headline

WestView News did it ironically, but people still mad

(Newser) - A New York City community newspaper is taking heat today for running the headline "The N***er in the White House," but without the asterisks—with a column that's pro-Obama, the Daily News reports. James Collier's ironically headlined piece in the WestView News attacks what he calls... More »

Justin Bieber's Racist Video Gets a (Worse) Sequel

It allegedly features him using the n-word in a song, among other things

(Newser) - Days after Justin Bieber apologized for a video showing him using the n-word while telling a racist joke when he was 15, we are apparently going to be subjected to a sequel that sounds even worse. Details about the video are behind a paywall at the Sun , but according to... More »

Justin Bieber Apologizes for N-Word Joke

Says he was young, didn't realize he was 'continuing the ignorance'

(Newser) - As sources promised he would , Justin Bieber has apologized for telling a racist joke that included the n-word back when he was 15. At that age, "I thought it was OK to repeat hurtful words and jokes, but I didn't realize at the time that it wasn't... More »

Top NH Cop Resigns After Calling Obama the N-Word

Robert Copeland has so far refused to apologize

(Newser) - A New Hampshire police commissioner has resigned after he admitted using a racial slur to describe President Obama, a Wolfeboro town official said today. Robert Copeland, 82, resigned last night from the post to which he was re-elected in March, putting to rest a controversy that drew national attention and... More »

Top NH Cop Not Sorry for Calling Obama the N-Word

'He meets my criteria for such,' says commissioner

(Newser) - Amid calls for his resignation, a New Hampshire police commissioner is refusing to even apologize for using a racist slur to describe President Obama. After a resident of the small and almost entirely white town of Wolfeboro overheard Robert Copeland in a restaurant loudly using the n-word to describe the... More »

NFL Ponders New 'N-Word' Penalty

Owners will vote on how to penalize players for racial slurs

(Newser) - Trash talking on an NFL field is one thing, but the N-word? No way, says John Wooten, head of a group that promotes minority hiring in pro football. He said he expects owners to approve a new rule punishing N-word users with a 15-yard penalty on first use and ejection... More »

'Thug' Really Is the New N-Word

Richard Sherman interview stirs racial debate

(Newser) - At this point, most people agree that Richard Sherman is not, in fact, a thug. Greta Van Susteren at Fox News even apologized on-air for bashing him, saying a viral Internet graphic comparing Sherman to the actually thuggish Justin Bieber had shown her the light. But Sherman's contention that... More »

Richard Sherman: 'Thug' Just an Accepted Version of N-Word

Seattle Seahawks cornerback responds to interview controversy

(Newser) - Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman found himself the center of a storm of controversy after he gave a loud, emotional post-game interview/rant moments after his team beat the 49ers to make it to the Super Bowl. Many critics responded by calling Sherman a "thug" (the term was used an... More »

Jury: N-Word Never OK at Work, Even Among Blacks

African-American boss loses suit by African-American employee

(Newser) - A federal jury has rejected the argument that use of the n-word among black people can be a culturally acceptable term of love and endearment, deciding its use in the workplace is hostile and discriminatory no matter what. Jurors last week awarded $250,000 in compensatory damages to a black... More »

Paula Deen: 'I Is What I Is'

Defends herself on 'Today' show

(Newser) - In her much-anticipated Today show appearance this morning, Paula Deen told Matt Lauer she doesn't even know whether the N-word is offensive to black people. "I have asked myself that so many times," she explained before going on to blame kids these days. "I go into... More »

Come On, Give Paula Deen a Break

John McWhorter: She's 'old and sorry,' get over it

(Newser) - Before you go judging Paula Deen for her admitted use of the n-word, consider the fact that she grew up in 1950s Georgia, and was already into her 20s by the time "the old racist order broke down," writes John McWhorter in Time . "Her worldview had pretty... More »

QVC Looks to Dump Paula Deen, Too

Channel has 'concerns' over racist flap

(Newser) - Lookin' for some of them Paula Deen pots and pans, y'all? Act now, as in now, because QVC has "concerns" about "the unfortunate Paula Deen situation," and has "no immediate plans to have her appear" on its vaunted airwaves—which she uses to hawk aforementioned... More »

Food Network Ditching Paula Deen

Her apology video apparently wasn't enough

(Newser) - Paula Deen is out at the Food Network. The company says it won't renew her contract when it expires at the end of the month, thanks to her admission in court that she used racial slurs , reports AP . The news comes even as Deen released an apology video. "... More »

Will Food Network Cut Ties With Paula Deen?

Her n-word flap raises the possibility

(Newser) - The Food Network says it will "continue to monitor the situation" regarding Paula Deen's unfolding "n-word" mess, and the LA Times thinks it's more than just boilerplate, that there's a real possibility the network might sever ties. The story quotes one expert as saying it... More »

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