Daily Archives: August 7, 2008

>Is Art Gallagher one of the confused people we should embrace?

>”Nevertheless, here’s what I’m clear on: Many people struggle to understand why some blacks still call each other the n-word when the word’s history and inherent ugliness make it offensive. Those are confused people we should embrace…”

So starts the final paragraph of Derrick K. Baker’s opinion piece “Those who use the n-word must be accountable, regardless of race” which was published in The Philadelphia Inquirer last week.

Mr. Baker explains very well how the use of the N word makes him feel and how he perceives those who use it, whether it is Jesse Jackson, some Rap artist, or just some  plain white folks that are confused.
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Is Art Gallagher one of the confused people we should embrace?

Nevertheless, here’s what I’m clear on: Many people struggle to understand why some blacks still call each other the n-word when the word’s history and inherent ugliness make it offensive. Those are confused people we should embrace…”

So starts the final paragraph of Derrick K. Baker’s opinion piece “Those who use the n-word must be accountable, regardless of race” which was published in The Philadelphia Inquirer last week.

Mr. Baker explains very well how the use of the N word makes him feel and how he perceives those who use it, whether it is Jesse Jackson, some Rap artist, or just some  plain white folks that are confused.
Click on the headline to read Baker’s opinion

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>Senate to push apology as race issue looms

>The following excerpt is from The Hill and was published today’s “Leading the News” section;

“Congress is poised to approve a federal apology for slavery just weeks before voters consider electing the nation’s first black president. When the Senate takes up the issue in September, it could address a centuries-old wound at a time when the presidential contest is already focused on race… The House passed its version of the resolution on July 29 by voice vote. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), a white lawmaker representing a majority-black district who faces a tough primary this week against a black challenger, is the lead sponsor of the resolution… lastweek, Obama made headlines when he announced his support for the apology, but not reparations paid to descendants of slaves…The best reparations we can provide are good schools in the inner city and jobs for people who are unemployed,” Obama told an Illinois audience last week in remarks reported by The Associated Press.

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Senate to push apology as race issue looms

The following excerpt is from The Hill and was published today’s “Leading the News” section;

“Congress is poised to approve a federal apology for slavery just weeks before voters consider electing the nation’s first black president. When the Senate takes up the issue in September, it could address a centuries-old wound at a time when the presidential contest is already focused on race… The House passed its version of the resolution on July 29 by voice vote. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), a white lawmaker representing a majority-black district who faces a tough primary this week against a black challenger, is the lead sponsor of the resolution… lastweek, Obama made headlines when he announced his support for the apology, but not reparations paid to descendants of slaves…The best reparations we can provide are good schools in the inner city and jobs for people who are unemployed,” Obama told an Illinois audience last week in remarks reported by The Associated Press.

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