Council member Tamaya Dennard speaks about legislation that would institute a zero tolerance policy for Cincinnati Police officers who use racial slurs on dutyPhoto: Nick SwartsellAfter uproar over revelations that two Cincinnati Police officers late last year used the same racial slur for African-Americans in separate incidents while on duty, two Cincinnati City Council members are calling for changes to the city's policy around use of the epithets.Council members Tamaya Dennard and Wendell Young have introduced legislation that would require officers to be fired if they're caught using the slurs while on duty. Body camera footage released Jan. 1 by the Cincinnati Police Department shows officer Dennis Barnette struggling with a woman outside the Brownstone Café in Roselawn Dec. 23 and remarking, “N***** slapped me in the face.” Barnette is white, and the woman is black. Barnette says the woman pushed him. She was arrested and charged with assaulting a police … [Read more...] about Council Members Call for ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policy for Racial Slurs in Cincinnati Police Department
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ASIAN VOICES 08/17/2018 11:58 am ET A Hooters executive said the customers who signed the receipt are now banned from the restaurant. By David Moye For years, Elina Blackstock dreamed of being a Hooters Girl ― even when she was growing up in Tokyo. “To me, my goal was to become a server, but I wasn’t confident,” the 22-year-old Blackstock told HuffPost. “I heard some good things about Hooters from a friend in Arizona and wanted to work there.” Blackstock moved to Wichita Falls, Texas, two years ago and finally got her chance to live the dream when the wing chain opened a location in her new hometown. But she says things took a turn Sunday afternoon after a customer wrote a racial slur on a $70 receipt. The note on the receipt read, “Get a different job,” and included the word, “jandice,” which Blackstock assumed was a misspelling of “jaundice,” a condition associated with a yellow … [Read more...] about Hooters Says It’s Banning Customers Who Waitress Says Wrote Racial Slur On Receipt
POLITICS 08/16/2018 05:28 pm ET Updated 44 minutes ago More than one-quarter of white Americans say they've personally used the word in the past five years. By Ariel Edwards-Levy Republicans and Democrats disagree on a lot, but as recently as three years ago, members of both parties expressed almost identical views about white people using a racial slur for black people. Asked in a 2015 YouGov survey if white people using the “N-word” was ever acceptable, one-quarter of Americans of all races ― including 23 percent of Democrats, 25 percent of independents and 26 percent of Republicans ― said it was. That’s no longer the case, a new HuffPost/YouGov survey finds. In the intervening years, tolerance for whites using the word has dropped among Democrats, and, to a lesser extent, among independents, even as Republicans’ responses remain largely unchanged. Eight percent of Democrats and 14 percent of independents now say … [Read more...] about Fewer Democrats Say It’s OK For Whites To Use The ‘N-Word.’ GOP Views Haven’t Changed.
Stephen Buel, the publisher of the East Bay Express resigned on Saturday for using a racial slur in the office. (East Bay Express Facebook ) The publisher of a weekly newspaper in the San Francisco Bay Area reportedly stepped down Saturday after removing three blog posts using a racial slur in front of staff members when criticizing an article. Stephen Buel, 59, publisher of the Oakland-based East Bay Express, made the disparaging comment during a staff meeting, and at least two Express employees quit the paper in protest, the East Bay Times reported. He reportedly was referring to an article by former associate editor Azucena Rasilla that examined the use of the same racial slur by white people, according to the Daily Californian, the student-run newspaper of the University of California at Berkeley. Stephen Buel Resigns as Publisherhttps://t.co/mczX0G0IRU— East Bay Express (@EastBayExpress) July 14, 2018 “I said a couple of those words … [Read more...] about Publisher of California weekly newspaper resigns over use of racial slur: report
A bar in Texas has removed a sign with a racial slur after two patrons complained on social media. (Owen McGrath) A Texas bar has taken down a sign with a racial slur after being called out on social media by two angry patrons. Jim’s Rodeo Tavern in Fort Worth was displaying the controversial sign, which read “Shut up N-----“ along with “RIP Teresa Kidwell" and the date “1-5-16.” The owner, James Emerson, told Dallas News it was in honor of Kidwell, a frequent customer who liked to use the phrase. THE REAL MEANING BEHIND STORMY DANIELS' NECKLACE "It was kind of a joke," Emerson said. "It was never indicative of anything racial." According to the outlet, Kidwell was a white woman. Jess Bunting and Owen McGrath, who run another bar in the area, posted photos of the “disgusting” sign to Facebook after noticing it while having drinks at the tavern. The two men said they couldn’t believe what they saw and that it made them … [Read more...] about Texas bar removes ‘disgusting’ sign with racial slur after patrons complain on Facebook