facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

'N-Word' to be 'buried by NAACP

May 1, 2007 at 2:05 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will symbolically "bury" the racist "n-word" as a message to entertainers.

A spokesman for the group, Richard McIntire, said the national event to hold a funeral for the word will take place at its annual convention in July, although he said it has already been done at two regional conferences.

The campaign developed after New York radio personality Don Imus made offensive remarks about Rutgers' predominantly black women's basketball team and used terms the NAACP and other rights groups denounced.

Imus was fired, but supporters -- as well as some black groups -- questioned why it wasn't alright for him to use racially-charged language when such language is commonly used by many black hip-hop performers, the Washington Times reported Tuesday.

"It fits very well with our 'Stop Campaign turning the corner' and going beyond the Imus controversy and taking personal responsibility to stop the derogatory speech and images in hip-hop music and videos and other media," McIntire said.

Topics: Don Imus
© 2007 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Shanghai man: Rent girlfriend for iPhone 6 money Shanghai man: Rent girlfriend for iPhone 6 money
2
10 metal balls removed from Malaysian man's penis 10 metal balls removed from Malaysian man's penis
3
Researchers claim evidence of Russian Bigfoot Researchers claim evidence of Russian Bigfoot
4
Video: 'Ghosts' smash glass at auction house Video: 'Ghosts' smash glass at auction house
5
Gamers put heads in giant breasts at Tokyo Game Show Gamers put heads in giant breasts at Tokyo Game Show
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback