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Keidel: The NFL, ‘N’ Word, And Censorship

The NFL is considering a heavy tax on it, citing the fact that the gridiron is a workplace, and thus they can control the language and lexicon of its players. It’s probably the most delicate and toxic topic we’ll ever discuss in sports.

02/28/2014

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Baffoe: NFL’s ‘Progressive’ Race Stance Is About The Color Green

With money on the NFL’s mind, there’s a double standard with the proposed N-word rule.

CBS Chicago–02/26/2014

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Baffoe: Riley Cooper Is An Opportunity To Learn And Teach If We Let It Be One

I’ve said it. Thousands of times. It’s not something I’m proud of. Much the opposite, really.

08/01/2013

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Rev. Jackson: Paula Deen Should Not Be ‘Sacrificial Lamb’

Rev. Jesse Jackson said he has agreed to help celebrity chef Paula Deen try to make amends for her use of a racial slur, which cost her job with the Food Network and an endorsement deal with Smithfield Foods.

06/26/2013

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Rush Street Bartender Fired After Using N-Word In Facebook Post

A Gold Coast nightclub bartender has been fired for posting a rant on her Facebook page that included the use of the N-word to describe African-American customers.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

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Man Charged With Hurling Racial Slurs In Road Rage Incident

Authorities have charged a southwest suburban man with hurling racial slurs and spitting at a woman and her son in a road rage incident.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2012

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Coach Quits Baseball League Board In Wake Of N-Word Controversy

More backlash is heating up following the story about the former head of a youth baseball league in Oak Lawn who used a racial slur online recently.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2012

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Youth Baseball Coach Suspended For Using N-Word On Facebook

A southwest suburban man has been suspended as head of a youth baseball league, after he used the N-word in a Facebook posting about singer Whitney Houston.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2012

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White Teacher Suspended For Using N-Word In Class

A white teacher at the predominantly African-American Murray Language Academy in the Hyde Park neighborhood has filed a federal lawsuit, after he was suspended for five days for using the N-word in class.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2012

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Ebert Apologizes For Tweet With N-Word

Film critic Roger Ebert is apologizing for a controversial tweet that used the N-word.

CBS Chicago–01/07/2011