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Obama Called N-Word In US Newspaper Headline
« on: July 06, 2014, 03:05:51 PM »
A New York City newspaper publisher has expressed regret for his decision to run a headline using the word n***** to refer to President Barack Obama.

The opinion piece in the latest edition of the Westview News, for residents in the upmarket West Village area, had the leader, "The N***** In The White House".

Despite its provocative headline, the page-15 column by James Lincoln Collier is actually intended as a pro-Obama piece arguing that hardline conservative opposition to the president is motivated by racism.

Mr Collier writes: "These far right voters hate Obama because he is black. The simple truth is that there is still in America an irreducible measure of racism."

The op-ed appears in the July 1 issue of the monthly paper, which has a circulation of 12,000.

Its publisher, George Capsis, told Sky News that he aimed for balance by commissioning an African-American columnist, Alvin Hall, to pen a "rebuttal" piece, which featured immediately below the Collier column.

Mr Capsis, 86, said: "Alvin had an immediate, convulsive reaction to the headline, which goes right to his spinal column. He reacts with fury, electrically, and immediately dashes off a piece."

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Re: Obama Called N-Word In US Newspaper Headline
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2014, 03:17:16 PM »
Saying conservatives dislike Obama because he is black does not make it true. Sure, I'm sure there are racists out there that dislike Obama because he is black, but this bullshit where you can't be against the president without it being because he is black is absurd. Same thing with being sexist for not liking Hillary. This is nothing but propaganda to reinforce among the left the idea that the right is nothing but a bunch of intolerant racists. Just more fuel to perpetuate the schism.
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Re: Obama Called N-Word In US Newspaper Headline
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2014, 03:24:01 PM »
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Re: Obama Called N-Word In US Newspaper Headline
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2014, 03:29:02 PM »
Exactly - and thank you!

You know the expression "the poor will always be with us?" It can be expanded to "dipshits will always be with us."

Seriously, who gives a crap about a persons color any more? This ain't the 30s - and even back then, most people didn't care.
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Re: Obama Called N-Word In US Newspaper Headline
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2014, 03:38:20 PM »
Exactly - and thank you!


The truly challenging part for many readers here would be accepting the fact that this goes both ways. Both sides attempt to slander, vilify and dehumanize their opposition unfairly. It's intentional; they are creating a divide that prevents people from working together, and keeps people believing the ridiculous notion that attempting to work together is just a waste of time anyway. People on the left may seem stupid and ignorant, but they are not evil or even bad people. Many of you probably know/are friends with people from the left. People from your family are probably from the left. We're all just people that love our kids and want to try to live a good life. Ignorance is not evil. We have to stop being prisoners to the psychological warfare that is being used to create hatred, but we're running out of time.
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Re: Obama Called N-Word In US Newspaper Headline
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2014, 04:00:55 PM »
It always does go both ways. People are people, and prefer to use neat little pigeon holes than consider each person on their merits.

To go Godwin for a second:

Hitler (or one of his cohort) reportedly said that the problem with the final solution was not that the German people were against it as such, but they were against it for the Jews they knew personally.

I don't find that a problem. It should be extended though - assume everyone is decent until you have proof otherwise. It's the cornerstone of the law, it should be equally important in life.
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