Can’t We All Just Get Along? Nope, let’s outlaw some vocabulary

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Politics, Posts.


Yesterday,
the first day of Black History Month, Queens Councilman Leroy Comrie
introduced a resolution asking New Yorkers never to use the "n-word."
Obviously, Comrie and those who support him, including Deputy Mayor
Dennis Walcott,
haven’t much of a legal leg to stand on (what with freedom of speech
and all) … but wouldn’t it be nice? Some activists held up a T-shirt
with the racial slur printed three times (gasp, THREE times!) within a
circle with a slash through it. At least, I think it was the
"n-word"—it was blurred out. NY1 interviewed one Brooklyn black man,
asking if he would stop using the offensive term. His response was,
“Sure.” 

Meanwhile, Sen.
Joe put-his-foot-in-his-mouth Biden made an appearance on Rev. Al
Sharpton’s show yesterday in an attempt to repair some of the harm he’s
done to his reputation in the African American community after making a
well meaning, though inexplicably poorly worded statement about Barack
Obama. It seems Biden had described the presidential hopeful as,
"the
first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and
clean and a nice-looking guy." Yeash. Sharpton opened the show by
informing Biden that he bathes daily. To make amends, Biden told
Sharpton that he loved him. Hopefully, he hasn’t alienated the LGBT
world now.

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