WestView News, a New York-based newspaper, recently found themselves under fire for titling a piece “The N*gger in the White House. While this would be something one would normally expect to hear at a Tea Party rally, or from the denizens of Bundy Ranch, the piece was surprisingly pro-Obama.
The author, James Lincoln Collier, criticized the racism in the far-right portions of our society and attempted through the attention-grabbing headline to emphasize that a small, vitriolic segment of our society thinks of the President as just that: a n*gger. For those who missed it, this is the piece in question:
Collier told CNN that he feels the headline is appropriate because he was attempting to get the point that there is a “substantial amount of racism in the United States” across as “strongly as [he] could.”
The piece made some very good points. However, the article did not address the title that Collier insisted it be given. In any case, it is never acceptable to use that word when describing the President of the United States or any other person.
Watch Collier defend his use of the word, below: