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September 9, 2014

Use of ‘N’ word cannot be justified

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Editor: I was shocked and dismayed to see the N-word used with such flagrant abandon in a weekly column of one of the leading newspaper in St Vincent and the Grenadines.{{more}} It was printed in the August 29th edition without any effort made to abbreviate the offensive word.

This word is an affront to black people. It is an offensive and contemptuous expression designed to disparage us as an African race. Its use cannot be justified in any context that would render it less disturbing and insulting.

The author went on to describe one John Wilson as ignorant, a cunumunu, ignoramus, dog, rat, liar, racist scum, sleazebag, toad, rabble rouser, propagandist, Marxist scumbag, Internet crazie.

Is this really journalism?

Andy Prince