The People’s Opinion — Slur v. Slang: The Use of “The N-Word” in America [POLL]
Last week, a news staff reporter from The Buffalo News wrote a Viewpoints Editorial about the use of ” the N-word” in different situations across Buffalo. The viewpoints ranged from 69-year-old Mary Hardy, who first experienced the word in malicious manner in the Deep South, to Edreys Wajed, an up-and-coming Buffalo rapper and school teacher who refuses to use the word, and Felicia Scarfone, a white hip-hop dancer from Niagara Falls who claims to use the word in a respectful manner despite concerns from her parents.
The article goes on to include many other viewpoints, both from Western New Yorkers and scholars who are familiar with the ongoing controversy surrounding the use of the word.
What we would like to know is how our listeners feel about the viewpoints presented.