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Friday, February 02, 2007

I Can Still Call Her a Cunt

Doesn't the right to free speech trump the right to be offended? Not in New York.

A Queens city councilman is on a mission to abolish the N-word.
Democrat Leroy Comrie is so disgusted by the rampant use of the racial epithet that he has submitted a resolution to the Council calling for the "symbolic moratorium on the use of the N-word in New York City."

"Stop using the N-word," Comrie (D-Jamaica) demanded yesterday. "It's racist, it's negative, it's demeaning. It boils my blood, the usage, even in a personal tone between people."
Why stop there? We know what the N-word means. Ban the letter N too. Now that I think about it, the letter T has always rubbed me the wrong way too. Ban the letter T!

In an odd twist Al Sharpton presents himself as the voice of reason.

But, can the N-word be abolished?

"I don't know if you can abolish it," said the Rev. Al Sharpton. "But you can certainly make it unacceptable."
Full, and slightly old article here.

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