NYC Newspaper Refers To Obama As ‘The N****r In The White House’
One West Village newspaper is under fire after publishing an op-ed piece titled, “The N****r In The White House.” The article, which was written by writer and musician James Lincoln Collier, was actually presented from a pro-Obama standpoint and argues that the deeply rooted hatred felt by those who are against the POTUS is predominately based on the fact that he’s Black.
“It’s possible to only draw one conclusion: these far right voters hate Obama because he his black,” Collier wrote a July 2014 piece for West View News. “The simple truth is that there is still in America an irreducible measure of racism. A large minority have for some six years have been quietly angry that they must have in the White House a member of an inferior class of people. Until recently, however, they have felt constrained to keep their mouths shut.”
However, as to be expected, some are having an extremely difficult hard time getting past the shocking and rather disrespectful headline to even receive what Collier is saying.
“It’s disrespectful in any context to refer to the president of the United States as the N-word,” West Village resident Eugene May told the New York Post. “If you were quoting something or referring to the historic context of the word being used, I can understand the justification… [But it] seems he’s just using it for shock value.”
“My first take is, it’s sad,” added Joe Megie, West Village resident and CFO of Gay Men’s Health Crisis.
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