Latest on "negro"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Apr 25 16:33:28 UTC 2014

At 4/25/2014 10:04 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:

>Yahoo! News doesn't capitalize the word in its headline:
>"Jon Stewart takes a victory lap around Cliven Bundy's 'negro studies' debacle

"The Week" didn't either (and earlier?):

Nor (once) does the Huffington Post, in quoting Bundy (presumably
from an oral utterance):

but it does capitalize in:

>On CNN, child-free Carol Costello notes that Bundy's "use of the word
>'Negro'"  was by itself "mind-blowing" and "reprehensible."
>(Bundy said today he thought that people of all colors should be able to
>sit anywhere on the bus they wanted.)wart cliven

Can someone do a riff on Cliven's cognate* Al, of "Married with Children"?

* Employing A. adj. 1. "Descended from a common ancestor; of the same
stock or family."

But Cliven is probably also an evolution-denier, and doesn't believe
he's descended from an ape.


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