INTERNATIONAL: NEWS DIGEST - N means no.
The measure agreed yesterday urges the city's residents to voluntarily stop using the so-called N-word because of its sensitivity and painful history intertwined with slavery.
"People are using it out of context," said Leroy Comrie, a black city councilman who sponsored the unanimously approved measure. "People are also denigrating themselves by using the word, and disrespecting their history."
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|Publication:||The Birmingham Post (England)|
|Date:||Mar 2, 2007|
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