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New York City says 'no' to n-word

The Nation | Nation in Brief / NEW YORK

March 01, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

The New York City Council declared the n-word off-limits in a purely symbolic resolution prompted by the common, casual use of the slur in hip-hop music, comedy and street slang.

"People are using it out of context," said Leroy Comrie, a black city councilman who sponsored the unanimously passed measure. "People are also denigrating themselves by using the word, and disrespecting their history."

New York's resolution is not binding and merely calls on residents to stop using the slur.

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