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District Probes 'Shameful Incident' at Middle School

6 middle school students used giant letters to spell out racial slur

(Newser) - Six Florida middle school students who used large letters to spell out a racial slur can expect the "appropriate disciplinary consequences," the district says. The Martin County School District launched an investigation after a photo appeared on social media of the male students standing outside Hidden Oaks Middle...

Estee Lauder Exec Fired for Post Causing 'Widespread Offense'

Company says firing was due to John Demsey's Instagram post that featured the n-word

(Newser) - An Estee Lauder executive's 30-year stretch with the company has come to an end, after a social media post that the company says caused "widespread offense." CNN Business reports that John Demsey has been fired and will be exiting his job this week, after recent posts on...

After N-Word Controversy, Spotify Still Backing Joe Rogan

Podcaster had already apologized

(Newser) - Update: Following the latest Joe Rogan controversy, Spotify is still standing by the podcaster. The streaming company's CEO said in a letter to employees released Sunday that he "strongly condemn[s]" Rogan's use of the n-word, but that "silencing Joe is not the answer." He said...

After 'Despicable Act,' Court Says Man Can Sue Mich. Bar

Edward Tyson's suit claims no one from BS & Co. called police after he was called n-word, assaulted

(Newser) - A Black man who says he was repeatedly called a racial slur and physically attacked outside a Michigan bar by a customer, an incident he says left him with brain damage, is now free to sue the bar after a lower court initially kept him from doing so. The Detroit ...

Judge Steps Down After Declaring 'All Lives Matter'

Colorado's Natalie Chase earns rare public censure for opining on racial justice, using n-word on car ride

(Newser) - It's exceedingly rare for a judge in Colorado to receive a public censure, but Natalie Chase just earned one, with behavior that's also now led to her leaving the bench. CBS4 reports that the Colorado Supreme Court has accepted the Arapahoe County district court judge's resignation, as...

Family Alleges 'Racially Motivated' Attack Against Boy at Sleepover

Black 13-year-old allegedly shot at with BBs, made to drink urine, called the n-word

(Newser) - School and law enforcement officials in Texas are investigating after a Black boy was allegedly called the n-word and homophobic slurs, shot with BB guns, and made to drink urine during a sleepover at a friend's house. SeMarion Humphrey, a 13-year-old eighth grader at Haggard Middle School, went to...

Another Media Figure in Hot Water Over Racial Slur

Mike Pesca, host of Slate's 'The Gist' podcast, argued with co-workers on Slack about n-word

(Newser) - In somewhat meta media news, the host for Slate's The Gist podcast has been suspended indefinitely without pay after using a racial slur in a Slack conversation with co-workers about another media figure who used the racial slur. Pesca tells the New York Times he was suspended Monday, and...

NYT Staff Miffed at Response to Reporter's Alleged Racist Remarks

Paper's leadership vows 'results' on Donald McNeil, said to have used n-word

(Newser) - Last month, the New York Times found itself embroiled in controversy after dropping journalist Lauren Wolfe . Now a new controversy, this time involving a different reporter, has staff demanding action. It started last week when the Daily Beast reported high-profile health and science veteran Donald McNeil Jr. allegedly used racist...

White Professor on Leave After Using Chinese Word

Greg Patton is no longer teaching his USC course

(Newser) - A California professor has been replaced for uttering a Chinese word that sounds—in English—like a racist slur, the LA Times reports. Greg Patton was teaching an online communications course for University of Southern California students when he discussed the importance of pausing and using "er" and "...

Cop Repeats N-Word in Tense Confrontation on Bodycam

Sgt. Chad Walker insists he was repeating back what Black bar patron called him in Columbia, SC

(Newser) - A police effort to enforce a late-night alcohol ban in South Carolina turned ugly over the weekend after one cop was caught on video—recorded by bystanders and also by his own body camera—repeatedly saying the n-word during a heated confrontation with bar patrons. The Washington Post reports that...

Mary Trump: 'Of Course I Did' Hear Trump Use Racial Slurs

Trump's niece is promoting her tell-all about the president

(Newser) - Promoting her newly published tell-all on the Rachel Maddow Show on Thursday night, Mary Trump said that "oh yeah, of course" she's heard her uncle, President Trump, use racist and anti-Semitic slurs, including the n-word. "And I don't think that should surprise anybody given how virulently...

Jimmy Kimmel Slammed for 'Non-Apology' Over Blackface

Late night host is being criticized by some for his statement

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel is joining the long list of entertainers apologizing for past use of blackface—although he may have simply added more fuel to the fire with what some are calling a "non-apology." The late night host impersonated celebrities including Karl Malone and Oprah Winfrey in a series...

They Did a Mock Cooking Show on TikTok. Now, No Graduation

High school seniors in Georgia 'no longer students' after racist video goes viral

(Newser) - "Viral racism has consequences," notes the Root , and it's a lesson that two Georgia teens just learned the hard way. The unnamed seniors at Carrollton High School won't be walking down the graduation aisle with their classmates after a TikTok video posted last week showed them...

For 2nd Time in 2 Weeks, OU Professor Uses N-Word in Class

Incident occurred before action steps from last incident could be carried out

(Newser) - Two weeks after a University of Oklahoma professor made headlines for his use of the n-word in class , another University of Oklahoma professor is making headlines for using the n-word in class. This time around it was a history professor, and OU says in a statement that she issued a...

OU Professor Compares 'OK Boomer' to N-Word
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Professor's 'OK Boomer' Comparison Blows Up

University of Oklahoma denounces Peter Gade's comments in class

(Newser) - A University of Oklahoma journalism professor is in hot water after using the n-word in class—and claiming that the phrase "OK boomer" is comparable to the racial slur. Peter Gade , who has been on the school's faculty since 1998, is director of graduate studies at the Gaylord...

CEO Who Called Uber Driver the N-Word Booted From His Own Company

Hans Berglund, 71, says his life has been ruined by the incident

(Newser) - The CEO of an Arizona-based organic fertilizer company has been booted from his own business after hurling the n-word at an Uber driver. Hans Berglund, 71, who is also the founder of Agroplasma, hailed a ride Jan. 31 and got in the front seat of the car that responded—apparently...

Camila Cabello: Racist Posts a Result of Ignorance, Not Hate

Singer apologizes for recently unearthed Tumblr account

(Newser) - Today, Camila Cabello is a popular 22-year-old Cuban-American singer, perhaps currently best known for her award-winning duet with Shawn Mendes, "Señorita." A few years ago, however, she was allegedly a teenager who made racist jokes on a Tumblr account unearthed this week in this Twitter thread . The...

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Gov. Cuomo in Hot Water Over N-Word

He used it while discussing a 'New York Times' article that also used it uncensored

(Newser) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is being criticized for using a racial slur for African Americans while discussing historical discrimination toward dark-skinned Italian immigrants, the AP reports. Cuomo used the slur Tuesday in an interview on WAMC radio while speaking about Columbus Day and a recent New York Times article...

Heckled as 'Fredo,' Chris Cuomo Blows His Top

CNN anchor was seen in viral video getting into confrontation with heckler on Long Island

(Newser) - Chris Cuomo was involved in an expletive-filled confrontation on Long Island over the weekend after a man referred to the CNN anchor as a much-mocked character from The Godfather. Mediaite reports Cuomo was at a Shelter Island bar Sunday when an unidentified man reportedly called the 49-year-old newscaster "Fredo,...

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—...

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