[Ads-l] n-word update

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 23 05:30:12 UTC 2015


"That old black magic / Has them in its spell," I reckon.



On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 5:12 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

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> NPR found it necessary to "warn" listeners that they would actually hear
> the word spoken by the President.
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> In an unrelated development, CNN reports that at least three prominent
> newscasters (Megyn Kelly of Fox and Jake Tappert and Anderson Cooper of
> CNN) have announced their resolve no longer to utter the name (or even the
> initials) of D----- R---.
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> I seem to recall an interviewee after the Newtown massacre telling a
> journalist she would not utter the name of killer-suicide Adam Lanza
> because "It gives him power."
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> JL
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> On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 3:56 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
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> > Even the BBC World News crawl carried the headline, "Obama Uses N-Word."
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> > CNN has already devoted many minutes to a discussion of the President's
> > utterance. At one point the question was raised of whether it's
> appropriate
> > for white journalists to report it.
> >
> > The journalists' answer was yes, but that doesn't make the question any
> > less dumb
> >
> > And just now, Professor Cornel West has heatedly declared Mr. Obama "the
> > first niggerized President."
> >
> > A black person is "niggerized," he explained (again heatedly), if they're
> > too afraid to speak the truth about racism.
> >
> > JL
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-Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
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