Law Forum : Can't use the N-word at work, even if you're black AND the boss!

Kadijah

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A federal jury in New York has rejected the argument that use of the N-word among blacks can be a culturally acceptable term of love and endearment, deciding its use in the workplace is hostile and discriminatory no matter what.

Jurors last week awarded $250,000 in compensatory damages to a black employment agency worker who was the target of an N-word-laced rant by her black boss, and they return to a Manhattan federal court Tuesday to decide on punitive damages.

The case against Rob Carmona and the employment agency he founded, STRIVE East Harlem, gave legal airing to what some see as a complex double standard surrounding the word: It's a degrading slur when uttered by whites but can be used at times with impunity among blacks.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/03/20308673-n-word-put-on-trial-in-nyc-workplace-case?lite= [/quote]
 

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A federal jury in New York has rejected the argument that use of the N-word among blacks can be a culturally acceptable term of love and endearment, deciding its use in the workplace is hostile and discriminatory no matter what.

Jurors last week awarded $250,000 in compensatory damages to a black employment agency worker who was the target of an N-word-laced rant by her black boss, and they return to a Manhattan federal court Tuesday to decide on punitive damages.

The case against Rob Carmona and the employment agency he founded, STRIVE East Harlem, gave legal airing to what some see as a complex double standard surrounding the word: It's a degrading slur when uttered by whites but can be used at times with impunity among blacks.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/03/20308673-n-word-put-on-trial-in-nyc-workplace-case?lite=
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I love it. This maybe the only way for the word to be buried for good. Start suing everyone that use it at you.

Just a suggestion.....
 

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