As the left continues to play the race card with anybody who dares disagree with Obama, one Manhattan newspaper ran an extremely offensive headline in an attempt to paint the right as racists.
The title of the piece in the WestView News was “The N*gger in the White House,” and it was run in support of Obama. The community paper which serves Manhattan’s West Village didn’t edit the title, however, because they wanted the shock value to remain in full.
The piece written by James Lincoln Collier, who also writes children’s books, criticizes the so-called “anti-black racism of far-right voters” and how “far-right voters hate Obama because he’s black.”
While the piece was written from the left’s perspective and is in support of the President, it has still caused outrage amongst many that they would so brazenly use the N-word.
The editor of the paper, George Capsis, tried to explain why he allowed the word to be printed in full.
“The editorial staff continues to object to the use of the word,” Capsis wrote to The New York Post.
“(But) in this article, however, Jim reminded me that The New York Times avoids using the word which convinced me that WestView should.
“Collier wanted to use the word ‘to shock’ us into accepting that ‘there are people who believe and use this outrageous word,” he added.
“Collier’s piece looks at the ‘irreducible measure of racism’ in the US and how he believes it has been bolstered by ‘America’s increasing tolerance of far-right opinion.’”
Regardless of their intent, the paper’s readers weren’t happy with the decision.
31-year-old Eugene May told The Post “It’s disrespectful in any context to refer to the president of the United States as the N-word.”
“If you were quoting something or referring to the historic context of the word being used, I can understand the justification.”
“It seems he’s just using it for shock value.”
The paper did attempt to offset the extremely offensive title by publishing a piece titled “The Headline Offends Me” right underneath it that was written by black columnist Alvin Hall.
“I don’t see how its use benefits anyone, but I do feel all too clearly how it deeply offends me,” Hall wrote.