An Actual Newspaper Headline: ‘The Ni**er In the White House’
The WestView News, a New York-based newspaper which is sold in the Chelsea and West Village-area, for some mind-boggling reason ran with an op-ed titled, “The N*gg*r in the White House.” The paper, which touts itself as “The Voice of the West Village,” ran the column in their July edition.
PoliticusUSA reports, that the article, penned by James Lincoln Collier, was actually pro-Obama and criticized what it called “racism” by far-right voters.” Yes, we have jerks on the left, too.
This is a very sad reminder of what America’s first black president has had to endure during his time in office. Typically, this sort of rhetoric comes from the right, therefore, in my opinion, it’s even more inexcusable coming from the left since we are the first ones to call out racist rhetoric.
It doesn’t matter that this is an alleged ‘pro-Obama’ op-ed. This editorial-piece from New York City is an example of trashy journalism from a small paper trying to garner attention in the worst way possible.