July 6, 2014 9:43 pm -

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.


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  1. jeffrow July 6th, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    If it was a black guy that wrote it it would be ok ..right?

    • Anomaly 100 July 6th, 2014 at 10:06 pm

      It would never be OK. But apparently you think it’s OK if a white guy wrote it.

      • jeffrow July 6th, 2014 at 10:07 pm

        what gives you that impression?

        • Anomaly 100 July 6th, 2014 at 10:09 pm

          From your comment, where else???

          • jeffrow July 6th, 2014 at 10:11 pm

            Just because i’m asking a question about the double standard in america doesn’t mean i’m for it

          • Anomaly 100 July 6th, 2014 at 10:14 pm

            I can only judge you by your words and actions. My ESP hasn’t been up to par lately. You justified it.

          • jeffrow July 6th, 2014 at 10:16 pm

            no can’t judge me be my words… words are just that WORDS! … but you can judge me by my actions… but you know nothing about me. so you really shouldn’t be judging at all.

          • Anomaly 100 July 6th, 2014 at 10:17 pm

            Oh OK, if you say so…

          • jeffrow July 6th, 2014 at 10:22 pm

            No… It’s not what i think, it’s the truth. Have you ever heard ” Actions speak louder than words”? Words to live by sister. I never throw hate toward anyone. But i know a double standard when i see one.

          • Anomaly 100 July 6th, 2014 at 10:27 pm

            Enjoy reading Pat Dollard. He’s another racist. You do know that people can read your comment history, right?

          • jeffrow July 6th, 2014 at 10:30 pm

            I got nothing to hide … but nice to know you are a stalker

            As for reading some book that you say the person is racist. I dont know of him never heard of him. but i dont conform to what other people say. I do my own thinking.

          • jeffrow July 6th, 2014 at 10:31 pm

            On the other hand you seem to have read it .. so you are supporting him then … right?

          • Anomaly 100 July 6th, 2014 at 10:34 pm

            Read my comment *again.* It’s a site you commented on.

          • jeffrow July 6th, 2014 at 10:39 pm

            and so if you comment on a “racist” site mean you are one too?
            Thanks for showing me your true side.
            People like you seem to be contributing to the numbing down of society

          • jeffrow July 6th, 2014 at 10:43 pm

            Unlike you … i dont see race in everything.

          • mea_mark July 7th, 2014 at 9:45 am

            Typing words for others to see on the internet is an action. Are you clueless?

          • jeffrow July 21st, 2014 at 7:09 pm

            Mea … you didnt see the whole conversation … she erased a lot of it. so you seem clueless trying to fight with someone on the internet. she was basically calling me a racist because we have different views and that i commented on a site she believes is a racist site.

  2. KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker July 6th, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    But the SCOTUS said their was no more racism in America.

  3. RAPTOR555 July 6th, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    It is the left that are the racists and this article proves it not to mention the race-baiters with the ‘Rev.’ suffix.

    • Raiann July 6th, 2014 at 10:09 pm

      Sorry a majority of those who have an issue with races come from the RWNJ area. Good try though. On the left side we do have a couple who are not all there as you would say as in the person from this article. Who wants to hamper voting, who wants to stop feeding the poor ??

    • Suzanne McFly July 6th, 2014 at 10:12 pm

      Yeah right, and the sky is green, grass is blue, birds moo and cats bark…..

      • RAPTOR555 July 6th, 2014 at 10:50 pm

        Very intelligent comment. NOT

        • fahvel July 7th, 2014 at 2:35 am

          outshines anything you babbled

        • Nicholas Russell Harris July 7th, 2014 at 4:51 am

          Pretending that all of the NRA and KKK back members of Congress aren’t real would help your case pal. . .and pretending that Fox News doesn’t exist also helps you.

          • RAPTOR555 July 7th, 2014 at 1:40 pm

            What would you know about FOX News other than what you see and hear on MSNBC?

          • Nicholas Russell Harris July 7th, 2014 at 2:26 pm

            Plenty of it considering that when I was working in home health care two of my clients would watch it for HOURS on end so I had to listen to it. Don’t assume people don’t know things, it makes you sound foolish.

            I do notice however that you refute none of what I said…how telling.

          • RAPTOR555 July 7th, 2014 at 3:10 pm

            I don’t refute your comment on the KKK but I do refute your comparison of them to the NRA. I can’t read your mind about that comparison so you must make that comparison for me. I don’t believe you that you get or got ANY information from FOX and I’m not your pal. I don’t have any progressive pals. I dropped them all in 2007.

          • Nicholas Russell Harris July 10th, 2014 at 3:54 am

            One thing, domestic terrorism. That is what they share. Look at the open carry folks in target, the NRA members who spoke of assassination of the president and other undesirable peoples. Pretty close to the KKK in terms of trying to cause fear among the masses and threats of violence. THAT is domestic terrorism.
            The NRA are just bad, they give money to the “legitimate rape” and climate deniers, and some of the “patriot/militia” groups that terrorize/harass immigrants, blacks, homosexuals, and people who don’t agree with them. Now tell me how THAT isn’t Domestic Terrorism?

            I am no closed minded fool, I watch what the other side says and does, I listen to Limbaugh regularly as that is all my boss listens to in the company truck, him and all the other right wing talkers. I watch Fox News in the break room at work and hear them preach hate, violence, misogyny, and beat their war drums. I listen to this to have valid arguements against people who refuse to open their minds and want to speak falsified information to me, it is a tool to combat the ignorance and hate the right wing likes to toss around.

        • Suzanne McFly July 7th, 2014 at 9:04 am

          Your comment must of taken you hours to create. Your words radiate pure brilliance. I love when a person like you tries to demean a person with intelligence, thanks for the entertainment.

    • Anomaly 100 July 6th, 2014 at 10:13 pm

      Here’s the difference, Sparky. We call out our own. Republicans defend racists within their party. This article does not prove what you think it does.

      • RAPTOR555 July 6th, 2014 at 10:52 pm

        Name a specific republican that defends racists and how. BTW, I am NOT a republican. I can prove, in their own words and by name, racist democrats.

        • Anomaly 100 July 6th, 2014 at 10:58 pm

          Not one Republican called out Rush Limbaugh. Not one.


          • RAPTOR555 July 7th, 2014 at 1:34 pm

            What did Rush say that leads you to that conclusion?

          • Anomaly 100 July 7th, 2014 at 2:04 pm

            Thank you for proving my point. Does “Barack the Magic Negro’ ring a bell? There’s quite a list of his racist remarks.

          • RAPTOR555 July 7th, 2014 at 3:03 pm

            No it doesn’t. Please clue me in when he said it, in what context and a write-up and/or video if you can. Even if he did say that, it isn’t racist unless he used the other ‘N’ word as in this subject matter by a democrat.

          • Anomaly 100 July 7th, 2014 at 3:17 pm

            My pet rock has a higher IQ than you do. Keep it up. You’re making Democrats look awesome!

            Tip: You can be a racist without saying the N word, although he has said it.

        • jasedhar July 7th, 2014 at 9:44 am

          George Will, Patrick Buchanan, Senator McConnell, Donald Trump, Rand Paul, Limbaugh, George Allen, Jr., Jon Hubbard…

          • RAPTOR555 July 7th, 2014 at 1:34 pm

            Where’s your proof?

    • jasperjava July 7th, 2014 at 12:48 am

      “It is the left that are the racists and this article proves it”

      You haven’t read the article. The headline is a comment on people like YOU, who hate the President because of his race.

    • jasperjava July 7th, 2014 at 12:56 am

      “It is the left that are the racists”

      Explain, then, how come the “left” (however you define it) overwhelmingly supported the election of an African-American for the presidency of the United States, and the Right overwhelmingly opposed him.

      Explain also why the vast majority of African-Americans supposedly ally themselves with “racists”, in your view.

      This ought to be interesting.

  4. Julio Vega July 6th, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    This is America today the country of my birth and a country I love..But our hatred in this country resembles that of many middle east countries..But I am sorry to say Our hate and our greed is going to be our demise..We are the most hated nation on earth and many third world nations have mad it their goal to put some tragic flash into the lives of America ..what that exactly means I am not sure of,but it can’t be good.

    • Nicholas Russell Harris July 7th, 2014 at 4:48 am

      Thanks to the Fascist Neo-Cons we are the next 3rd world country in the making

  5. Carolyn Blakeney July 6th, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    This post is basically worthless without being able to read the text of the original opinion piece itself, to see how it relates to the headline. I went back and back and back through the links and still can’t find the original text. Note that I am a card-carrying liberal according to all who know me.

    • Anomaly 100 July 6th, 2014 at 10:24 pm


      I think you’re missing my point which I specifically made in the post. That’s cool though. Have a nice night.

      • fahvel July 7th, 2014 at 2:33 am

        be more clear please

        • mea_mark July 7th, 2014 at 9:59 am

          Anomaly’s post was about the headline not the article. Using racist language to get attention is wrong, even if the article is about racism. Which should lead to the conclusion that the article should be ignored, not read.

      • Nicholas Russell Harris July 7th, 2014 at 4:47 am

        She didn’t miss it man, so much as she said she can’t read it. She didn’t miss the point if all she said is she’d like to read it.

  6. mmaynard119 July 6th, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    There is a historical basis for the title. This poem, written when FDR was President, was about blacks visiting the President in the White House. The poem was highly racist and was widely criticized. If the writer’s point was that race relations haven’t improved much, if any, since FDR’s time, it’s a controversial, but effective title.

    • Anomaly 100 July 6th, 2014 at 10:34 pm

      Apparently it’s not effective, Michael. The paper is being blasted by quite a few sources.

      • mmaynard119 July 6th, 2014 at 10:40 pm

        I haven’t read the text yet. All I’m stating is that the writer did have another basis for the title than just current comments. But it’s like all commentary writing, it’s best to be liked, but it’s good to be blasted, too. The main goal is to get read and get your ideas talked about. He achieved that goal.

        • mmaynard119 July 6th, 2014 at 10:45 pm

          Love you, Sparky.

          • mmaynard119 July 6th, 2014 at 11:18 pm

            You and I disagree. That’s not the first time, nor likely the last time. State your disagreement and let’s discuss. Doing a “whatever” doesn’t help the discussion. Maybe we will all learn from it because the national discussion about race relations keeps getting brushed aside. Obama gets slandered racially on a daily basis, we both know that. There are parts of the US that would like to see a race war. The writer and the paper have guts, if nothing else, to tackle this head on after it’s boiled for 6 years.

          • Anomaly 100 July 7th, 2014 at 7:41 am

            Sure Michael, I’ll take time out of my busy morning to discuss this even further. Why don’t you go shouting the N word down the street just to you know….get people talking about the problem?

          • mmaynard119 July 7th, 2014 at 8:49 am

            CK – I don’t use the word. In most context, it’s hateful. In the context the article used, it gets to heart of the political gridlock in Washington. He picked the scab off of the wound. In my view, Boehner and McConnell are racists. McConnell’s actions and words from the start have been about Obama’s skin color than about what Obama’s done in office. We are still a very racist country.

            When my grandfather came to the US from Sicily, his dark skin stood out from the Irish and Germans who lived here. He was called Spic, Dago, Wop, Monkey and Nigger. I’ve been called Spic, Dago, Wop and Tar Baby. The words sting, but say a lot about the person using them.

            Obama has taken a lot of crap for his heritage. However, I have political friends (more than 1) who have stated they have heard Obama’s enmity toward Latinos. It’s fitting. That’s US history, the previous wave of immigrants in hates the newest wave.

            I understand your objection to the word. I object more to the racist behavior of those who were elected to serve the country and are willing to sabotage the country to undermine the first black President. Calling them out has been long overdue.

          • Anomaly 100 July 7th, 2014 at 8:55 am

            I insist. You think it’s ‘effective’ therefore, you must use the word for purposes of discussion, because that’s so much more important than respect. It’s like Open Carry activists who walk around with long rifles to discuss gun rights. They’re merely making a statement. Of course, it’s a really, really stupid way of going about it.

        • Anomaly 100 July 6th, 2014 at 10:59 pm

          Whatever you say Michael.

      • fahvel July 7th, 2014 at 2:32 am

        most folks don’t read, they react without info – the lefties are no less lazy than the wackos but their pol correctness is, at times, a bit too saccharine.

  7. Denise July 6th, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    I think I understand what he was trying to do. I am just not sure if I agree with his tactic. if people are discussing it, then I suppose it worked if he was wanti.g 15 minutes of fame.

  8. tiredoftea July 7th, 2014 at 12:24 am

    So, I never thought that I would post a link to the NY Post! But, here’s as xcose as you’ll get to the Collier article, which the WestView News hasn’t published to its website:

  9. Tom Ward July 7th, 2014 at 12:26 am

    No more public life/career for him, please. I’d be embarrassed and ashamed to say or write that insanely disrespectful title in any context.

    • fahvel July 7th, 2014 at 2:30 am

      hey, dja read the article????

  10. fantagor July 7th, 2014 at 2:57 am

    Say what you will about the title, it had to be said, publicly, in its raw form if for no other reason than the necessities of brutal honesty. The Tea Party/Republican Party has been uttering that very sentiment behind closed doors and the fact of their racism demanded a good airing. Racial epithets in their neutered “blank-word” form help softened the blows of a brutal truth, make it easier for the audience to declare, “Everybody knows that!” But nobody’s saying it, out loud. Instead, we are harboring that ugliness behind a wall of our own dainty sensibilities, and in doing so, we make ourselves a party to the crime by reducing the issue to infantile baby talk and blushes at the thought of unsavory discourse.

    In the Star Trek episode “The Savage Curtain,” the reincarnation of Abe Lincoln calls Uhura a “Negress” then apologizes for his uncouth language. She replies (I paraphrase), “That’s okay. In our time, we’ve learned not to be afraid of words.”

    I pine for such times, for it is fear of language that drives us to codify so-called foul words and in effect outsource responsibility for their interpretation to the listener or reader. The dirtiest secret of all is that those codes are the precise workaround we, as progressives, should fight against. Make the communicator take full responsibility for their choice of words and bear the brunt of that choice, as James Lincoln Collier has. But alas, because we are so focused on that single word, the substance of his article was lost (why wasn’t that reprinted as well?). Yet had he not used it, resorted to “Black Man” or other safe phrases considered, strangely, synonymous, the substance is minimized and mainstreamed as the safe ruminations of a liberal tiptoeing through the political correctness minefield.

    We created this Catch-22, and we can rectify. This is not a clarion to accept racial epithets, to encourage their rampant use, but to realize that in some instances, the correct word, the honest word, is also the worst word in the world.

    • Herb Sarge Phelps July 7th, 2014 at 4:54 am

      I understand what you are trying to say, but I have to disagree. I had the misfortune of growing up in Jim Crow Mississippi and saw the abuses blacks took during those days. When I say abuses I mean having their meager income being taken away if they dared to cross the white community, having their homes attacked and often ruined by fire or other means, being beaten with police watching and not lifting a finger (if the police wasn’t doing the beating), and of course murdered. I have seen black men hanging from a tree that was hung for being black the night before by the KKK or just racist pigs.
      I remember the words, and sad to say I too was guilty of using them as a youth, that could stir up, not the blacks so much as the whites, because I was too young and uneducated to know the harm I did. I remember white girls claiming they were raped by a black man when really they were just trying to cover for being out too late, and knowing the racist father would not examine the story too close, would go out and kill that black guy who just happened to come closest to the false description the girl gave.
      I saw one of the greatest running backs in NFL history get denied a scholarship to an university 30 miles from his home, and even though it was said the coach wouldn’t offer him a scholarship because he thought the guy was a hot dog and he didn’t want that kind of player, many (including me) believe it was race. The high school coach even talked to him and told him he had the wrong impression, but it didn’t help. The young man would go to Jackson State, then become the running back for the Chicago Bears, and be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame, then an award given to players each year bearing his name for the one who does the most for his community. That young man was one as a child I would throw rocks at, and call the n word on encouragement from the adults who told me and the other children they were cursed people and had to be kept in their place.
      So words do matter, and words are how we communicate ideas and interact with each others. Words makes up a book that many believe are sacred and would die for what they think those words mean. Words can start wars, riots, murders and such, so yes they do matter and to think we will get past that point where words don’t hurt, we are living in a world that never will exist.

  11. mcalleyboy July 7th, 2014 at 7:17 am

    Isn’t there a thing called “Freedom of Speech”

    • R.J. Carter July 7th, 2014 at 8:56 am

      And of the Press. Which is why it got printed.

      There’s also a thing called Editorial Policy, and this paper exhibited a poor one.

  12. JayceeWS68 July 7th, 2014 at 11:48 am

    I think the author of this article was merely saying out loud what many right-wingers feel but instead use words like socialist, Marxist, communist or Kenyan. It’s very in-your-face but it certainly gets the attention of those for whom it was meant.

  13. Michael Rappaport July 7th, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    I worked as a journalist on daily newspapers for 28 years and I have only one complaint about the article. The controversial word in question should have had quotation marks about it to make sure people knew it wasn’t the paper calling him that. I think right-wing attitudes toward the president’s race have been despicable, whether it’s the postcard about watermelons on the White House lawn, the frequent use of the word “uppity” and a dozen other examples in between. Focusing on whether the word itself should ever see print is silly.

  14. TerryW July 8th, 2014 at 6:18 am

    I can’t even believe we have so much racism in this country in this day and age. I guess we’re never going to evolve to higher intelligence and are stuck in our moronic ignorant backwoods ways…. so depressing.