The n-word in New York

Bethany K. Dumas dumasb at UTKUX.UTCC.UTK.EDU
Sat Mar 3 00:14:15 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2 Mar 2007, Seán Fitzpatrick wrote:
> Well, that's the way a living language changes and grows.

By passing resolutions? Or by not knowing history?


> New York City has passed a resolution to encourage residents to avoid
> using the n-word. The City apparently feels that it is not
> appropriately used under any circumstances (not even among blacks).
> One of the arguments put forward was that the young people using the
> word (having heard it in rap and other popular culture "venues")
> don't realize the history of its offensiveness.

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