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New York City Council Considers N-Word Ban February 6, 2007

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A city politician wants to see the n-word abolished. On the first day of Black History Month, Queens Councilman Leroy Comrie yesterday introduced a resolution calling on New Yorkers to shun the racial slur.

“It’s my hope this resolution will spark a dialogue in all communities and begin to move our society, especially in our entertainment culture, toward a place where the n-word is simply unacceptable to be used in any context,” Comrie said.

Among supporters was Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott, who said, “I’m a black man who is someone who is just offended anytime I hear the n-word. No matter who uses the word, it’s totally unacceptable. It’s a word that should be banned from our language altogether.”

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn added, “All of us in the council feel extremely strongly that the use of the n-word and other hate speech is something that has to come to an end.”

Comrie said his actions were spurred by the racist tirade of comedian Michael Richards in a Los Angeles comedy club.

State legislators and U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel have indicated that they hope to pass similar measures.

CARD {Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination} Source: nypost.com

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