Newspaper Refers to President Obama as N Word in Headline

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The West View News is a monthly publication in New York City's West Village with a circulation of approximately 20,000 subscribers.

But one article in its latest edition has now been viewed by far more people than that, thanks to one of the most controversial headlines you're ever likely to see in print.

The op-ed by author James Lincoln Collier is titled “N----r in the White House.”

The West View News Headline

The piece is actually a pro-Barack Obama article that criticizes the “racism” of far-right voters.

But most readers believe the newspaper is the one being racist by running such an attention-grabbing headline.

"It’s disrespectful in any context to refer to the president of the United States as the N Word,” one West Village resident told The New York Post, adding: “If you were quoting something or referring to the historic context of the word being used, I can understand the justification."

Editor/Publisher George Capsis says the author convinced him to use the slur specifically because The New York Times avoids doing so, while admitting it’s included to “shock” folks “into accepting that there are people who believe and use this outrageous word.”

Below the article ran another op-ed, penned by an African-American columnist and titled, “The Headline Offends Me.”

"The decision to use the headline feels misguided to me,” Alvin Hall writes in it. “I don’t see how its use benefits anyone, but I do feel all too clearly how it deeply offends me."

So, to recap, a newspaper created its own news by running a controversial headline and then immediately responding to the controversy itself.

Who needs actual world events when a publication can just stir things up from its very own offices?

What do you think of a newspaper running such a headline?


Abraham Lincoln and his wife were crossing the land so vast that
in any direction one could only
see where the sky touched the horizon. Their horse drawn carriage passed a white man herding six n.. male children all crying
as the heat from the sun pelted their dehydrated bodies and the whip forced their little
steps another mile. Just
bought from the slave markets. Those were the days. Billie Holiday sang “Strange Fruit” of n..s hanging from
trees. Such events happen when
a bored white man decided on an impromptu picnic or pick a n.. for hanging.
Those were the days. N..
families covering generations
from toddlers to those near the grave have watched as each limb of the biggest n.. (no need to mention brother,
father, grandpa, cousin, etc –
why personalize him – ‘n’ generates more hatred) in the plantation, gets tied to each of four horses then pulled apart. Those
were the days. Since
then, America has
grown up. Although a part of us still wants to hate, the Lincoln in us sees the human despite the derogatory name. And
like Lincoln, more of our actions
contribute toward a better America, otherwise, hostility would have already destroyed America. That's the job of the
terrorists. ‘N’ is
meant to disregard the man
and summon the hatred of the past: A U-turn back to a past for stirring up old wounds and where some of us
dreamily relive the old days. But, clearly, The larger part of America has grown beyond
those deep hostilities that
would return us to barbarism. We ARE Americans. We will not self

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why can't people just laugh about these remarks?

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