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She Said They Were Too Loud at Dinner, Hurled N-Word

Nancy Goodman isn't sorry for saying it at NC restaurant

(Newser) - A confrontation in a North Carolina restaurant ended with a racial slur—and the woman who said it says she'd say it again. NBC News reports on Nancy Goodman, a white patron at Bonefish Grill in North Hills, who got into a verbal tiff Tuesday with three black patrons—... More »

Meteorologist Fired Over 'Linguistic Error' Sues Station

Jeremy Kappell says he did not intentionally utter a racial slur

(Newser) - A meteorologist fired for appearing to make a racial slur on the air has sued the TV station over his dismissal. In referring to Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park in January, Jeremy Kappell seemed to say "Martin Luther Coon King Jr. Park." Kappell called it an accident,... More »

Same MLK-Tied Racial Slur, Different Newscaster

This time a St. Louis newsman is apologizing for on-air misspeak; he won't be fired, station says

(Newser) - Saying Martin Luther King Jr.'s name out loud recently caused some unexpected trouble for a newscaster in upstate New York—and now, with the holiday honoring King nearly upon us, another newsman finds himself in similar hot water. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that KTVI's Kevin Steincross... More »

MLK's Daughter Weighs In on Fired Meteorologist

Bernice King doesn't think Jeremy Kappell should've been fired for on-air racial slur

(Newser) - First Al Roker came to Jeremy Kappell's defense. Now the meteorologist who was fired for saying a racial slur on air has another big name standing up for him, the AP reports: Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter. Bernice King told TMZ Thursday she doesn't think the... More »

Al Roker Backs Meteorologist on 'Unfortunate Flub'

'Today' weatherman says Jeremy Kappell should be given chance to apologize for racial slur

(Newser) - "Anyone who has done live TV and screwed up" should be understanding of a meteorologist's use of a racial slur during a Friday broadcast, for which he was fired , according to a Wednesday tweet . The defense of former WHEC chief meteorologist Jeremy Kappell was surprising, considering its source:... More »

TV Station Calls It Racial Slur. He Calls It a 'Flub'

Meteorologist fired over apparent slur in reference to Martin Luther King Jr.

(Newser) - A TV meteorologist has been given the boot over an apparent racial slur used on air. Jeremy Kappell, former chief meteorologist at Rochester, New York's WHEC, can be heard in video posted to social media as seeming to refer to a local park as "Martin Luther Coon King... More »

License Plate Spotted in Calif. Gets Hundreds Recalled in Kansas

Complaints came in about lettering offensive to Japanese-Americans

(Newser) - Kansas is recalling hundreds of vehicle license plates on the streets containing "JAP" lettering in the wake of complaints that it's an ethnic slur offensive to Japanese-Americans. The Kansas Department of Revenue said there are 731 active registrations containing that random letter combination on standard license plates, per... More »

Man Who Had Racist Outburst: I'm Not Racist

David Mesher apologizes; Delise Gayle says no thanks

(Newser) - The British man who unleashed a racist rant on a fellow airplane passenger earlier this month says he's "not a racist person by any means," the Guardian reports. Calling the woman, who is black, an "ugly black bastard," on the Oct. 19 Ryanair flight was... More »

Omarosa: Trump Should Worry About Being Exposed as 'Racist'

Meanwhile, White House won't 'guarantee' n-word tape doesn't exist

(Newser) - President Trump insists that the "terrible and disgusting" n-word is simply not in his vocabulary —but White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she "can't guarantee" that recordings of him saying it will not emerge. "I can tell you that the president addressed this... More »

Black Woman Receives N-Word as Temporary Passcode

Erica Conway wants the NAACP to meet with the local utility provider

(Newser) - A Washington woman was horrified when a recent attempt to reset a password returned a racial slur as the temporary new code in an email. "It was capital N---a," Erica Conway told KIRO . Conway, a board member with the Seattle NAACP chapter, said she subsequently called Puget Sound... More »

Woman Allegedly Defaced Black Neighbor's Home With N-Word, 'Hail Trump'

Toledo woman has been charged with ethnic intimidation, among other things

(Newser) - A white Toledo woman was hit with charges including ethnic intimidation Monday after allegedly spray-painting "Hail Trump," "N--- keep out," and a swastika across the front of her black neighbor's home over the weekend. Patricia Edelen, 47, pleaded not guilty; she was ordered not to... More »

Fox News Commentator Says 'Cotton-Picking' to Black Guest

David Bossie made a racist comment while speaking to black Democratic strategist Joel Payne

(Newser) - A white Fox News paid commentator who is also an outside adviser to President Trump has found himself in hot water after a tense back-and-forth with a fellow guest on "Fox & Friends" Sunday that culminated with the use of a racist slur. "You're out of your... More »

Princeton Prof Cancels Class Over Protest of Racial Slur

Princeton defends professor's use of slur after students walk out

(Newser) - A Princeton professor has canceled a class on hate speech after a handful of students walked out in protest last week when he used a racial slur multiple times during a lecture, the University Press Club reports. Students tell the Daily Princetonian that during a Feb. 6 class for "... More »

Navajo Nation: Trump's 'Pocahontas' Crack 'Unfortunate'

Elizabeth Warren says she couldn't believe it

(Newser) - Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she could hardly believe it when President Trump attacked her as "Pocahontas" during a White House ceremony to thank World War II Navajo Code Talkers. "This was supposed to be a ceremony honoring war heroes," Warren tells the Washington Post . "All he... More »

Air Force Academy Reveals Source of Racial Slurs in Dorm

Student wrote the slurs outside his own room, others

(Newser) - Racial slurs posted outside the dorm rooms of five black students at the Air Force Academy were written by one of those students, the school said Tuesday. The announcement was a jarring turn in an episode that prompted the academy's superintendent to warn students that racists were not welcome... More »

Air Force Chief Tells Cadets to Record His Warning on Phones

'You should be outraged,' he said after n-word is scrawled at school

(Newser) - "If you can't treat someone from another race or a different color skin with dignity and respect, then you need to get out," Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria barked at 4,000 cadets at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Thursday. His message came... More »

Fire Chief Steps Down After Calling NFL Coach Racial Slur

Paul Smith was upset Steelers remained in tunnel during Sunday's national anthem

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania fire chief has stepped down from his position after posting a racial slur about the coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. "[Mike] Tomlin just added himself to the list of no good N-----s. Yes I said it," Paul Smith wrote on Facebook after the NFL team remained... More »

For First Time, NAACP Advises Against Travel to a State

Beware of civil rights violations in Missouri, organization warns

(Newser) - The NAACP has issued a travel advisory for a US state, a first in the civil rights group's history. The Missouri NAACP first circulated the advisory against travel to the state in June, and the national organization has now voted to adopt it, McClatchy reports. The advisory comes after... More »

Walmart Scrambles After Racist Product Description Found

Third-party seller used a racial slur to describe a product on site

(Newser) - Walmart has some explaining to do. Per WCVB , sports journalist Kwani Lunis called out the big box store in a tweet that instantly went viral after finding a hair weaving product described as “N*****-Brown” on its website. “Hey @Walmart what are you doing?” she wrote in a post... More »

Flint Official Steps Down After Calling Residents a Racial Slur

'F---ing n---ers don't pay their bills': foreclosure employee Phil Stair

(Newser) - As thousands of residents in Flint, Mich., are confronted with the possibility of foreclosure due to unpaid water bills—for water that many still can't use, NBC News notes—an official who worked for a county nonprofit that handles foreclosed homes has stepped down after audio emerged of what... More »

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