AP: NY case puts N-word use among blacks on trial

3 Sep

Johnson v. Strive East Harlem Emplyment Group et al

By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press

NEW YORK — In a case that gave a legal airing to the debate over use of the N-word among blacks, a federal jury has rejected a black manager’s argument that it was a term of love and endearment when he aimed it at black employee.

Jurors were weighing punitive damages Tuesday after finding last week that the manager’s four-minute rant was hostile and discriminatory, and awarding $250,000 in compensatory damages.

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