NYC paper calls President Obama ‘N***** in the White House’

NEW YORK (PIX11) – A New York City paper is under fire for calling President Obama the n-word in the headline of a recent article.

The West View News ran the headline “The N***** in the White House.” The paper actually printed the word.

The piece, written by James Collier, is oddly enough a pro-Obama op-ed.

The publisher of the newspaper said he was originally not going to run the piece.

The publisher of the newspaper said he was originally not going to run the piece.

But Florence Kindred, a poet, says it’s sickening. “I can see his point but the fact that is a headline in this paper that represents the West Village is disgusting.” The article is countered by a black writer who is offended.

Collier used the slur to criticize what he calls the racism of far-right voters.

The editor of the paper, George Capsis, wrote in an explanation that “the editorial staff continues to object to the use of the n word,” according to the New York Post.

“Collier wanted to use the n word to shock us into accepting that there are people who believe the use this outrageous word,” the statement went on to say.

Capsis made headlines last year for slapping Sen. Brad Hoylman in the face at a rally for mayoral candidate Christine Quinn.

Some say the headline was a publicity stunt.

Ide Ogaj says the headline is completely irresponsible and offensive. “I respect the legacy of all African American men and women who suffered under the pain of slavery.” Ogaj went on to say, “When someone splashes it over a newspaper, it’s offensive. “

13 comments

  • beth thomas

    The West View News?!?! Seriously?!?! This isn’t even a journalist, it’s Howard Stern with a modem…where can I purchase this gem, never seen it midtown or UWS!

  • deb

    This is disgusting! He is our president! What the heck is wrong with people? You think anyone could do a better job???? Im so sick of the criticism but never any answers. This newspaper is an embarrassment to journalism and Americans.

    • Harry Legg

      What’s the problem, the black people use nigger all the time. Is this word only for use by blacks? How about honky, cracker and whitey, if the niggers can use those words then why can I not use nigger?

      • Jefferson McIrish

        I was once asked if I ever used this word. My honest reply was “Yes, I have used it several times over the years, and every single time I used it, I was quoting a liberal Democrat, From LBJ to Sean Penn’s son.”

  • Miami Homer

    ut…..But….I don’t understand ?

    Chief Justice John Roberts of The Supremes said : We NO LONGER have any more Racial Problems ? ( Yes You Goose-steppers,I’m Para-Phrasing ! ).

    After he and the other 4 FASCIST,on The Kangaroo Court, Gutted the Voting Rights Act.

    Thanks for the Laughs……Johnny Boy !

    • Jefferson McIrish

      As usual, It was a liberal Hypocrite hurling this racial epithet. Roberts NEVER said Democrats had ceased being racists. You might want to read what he actually said.

  • Tina

    Abraham Lincoln and his wife were crossing the land so vast that in any direction one could only see where the sky touched the horizon. Their horse drawn carriage passed a white man herding six n.. male children all crying as the heat from the sun pelted their dehydrated bodies and the whip forced their little steps another mile. Just bought from the slave markets. Those were the days.

    Billie Holiday sang “Strange Fruit” of n..s hanging from trees that usually happen when a bored white man decides on an impromptu picnic or pick a n.. for hanging. Those were the days.

    N.. families covering generations from toddlers to those near the grave have watched as each limb of the biggest n.. (no need to mention brother, father, grandpa, cousin, etc – why personalize him – ‘n’ generates more hatred) in the plantation, gets tied to each of four horses then pulled apart. Those were the days.

    America has grown up now and although a part of us still wants to hate, the Lincoln in us sees the human despite the derogatory name. And like Lincoln, more of our actions contribute toward a better America, otherwise, hostility would have already destroyed America. Leave that job to the terrorists.

    ‘N’ is meant to disregard the man and summon the hatred of the past: A U-turn back to a past from which America still has some open wounds. But, clearly, The larger part of America has grown beyond those deep hostilities that would return us to barbarism. We ARE Americans. We will not self destruct.

  • t7

    Abraham Lincoln and his wife were crossing the land so vast that in any direction one could only see where the sky touched the horizon. Their horse drawn carriage passed a white man herding six n.. male children all crying as the heat from the sun pelted their dehydrated bodies and the whip forced their little steps another mile. Just bought from the slave markets. Those were the days.

    Billie Holiday sang “Strange Fruit” of n..s hanging from trees. Such events happen when a bored white man decided on an impromptu picnic or pick a n.. for
    hanging. Those were the days.

    N.. families covering generations from toddlers to those near the grave have watched as each limb of the biggest n.. (no need to mention brother, father, grandpa, cousin, etc – why personalize him – ‘n’ generates more hatred) in the plantation, gets tied to each of four horses then pulled apart. Those were the days.

    Since then, America has grown up. Although a part of us still wants to hate, the Lincoln in us sees the human despite the derogatory name. And like Lincoln, more of our actions contribute toward a better America, otherwise, hostility would have already destroyed America. That’s the job of the terrorists.

    ‘N’ is meant to disregard the man and summon the hatred of the past: A U-turn back to a past for stirring up old wounds and where some of us dreamily relive the old days. But, clearly, The larger part of America has grown beyond those deep hostilities that would return us to barbarism. We ARE Americans. We will not self destruct.

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