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Dear President: Word Power

“WNYC’s series Dear President: What You Need to Know About Race has invited contributions from others at WNYC. In this edition of Fishko Files, Sara Fishko and guests consider the impact of what we say, and how we say it.”

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And One Of the Most Racist Places in America Is…New Jersey?

Princeton Patch reporter, Justin Heinze, discusses the results of a study analyzing Google searches for racist terms and discusses the implications for New Jersey.  “The findings indicate, perhaps unsurprisingly, that there is a higher mortality rate for African-Americans in areas…

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Reaction to the Oscars re the “N” Word

John Ridley won the Oscar for best screen play for 12 Years a Slave. In an Esquire article back in 2006, he gave insights on the use of the N word. Click here for the article. Here is an excerpt:…

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In Defense of a Loaded Word

 If you could choose one word to represent the centuries of bondage, the decades of terrorism, the long days of mass rape, the totality of white violence that birthed the black race in America, it would be “nigger.”      Ta-Nehesi…

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The Nigga Certification Program: Dr. Eddie Moore Jr.

 THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WAS INCORRECT. THE TALK IS AT 5:30, NOT 7:30 The Carl Fields Center will host Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. , director of diversity at Brooklyn Friends School, on Thursday, November 14, at 5:30 p.m. His topic: The Nigga…

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