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TV Station Calls It Racial Slur. He Calls It a ‘Flub’

January 7, 2019 |

A TV meteorologist has been given the boot over an apparent racial slur used on air. Jeremy Kappell, former chief meteorologist at Rochester, New York’s WHEC, can be heard in video posted to social media as seeming to refer to a local park as “Martin Luther Coon King Jr. Park”…
Newser

Black Officer Suspended for Using Racial Slur

December 29, 2018 |

Is this a case of equal-opportunity suspension? Two days after a white Ohio police officer was suspended for using the “N-word” on duty, a black officer got the same treatment for doing the same thing—though he did it back in September, USA Today reports. The story unfolded Wednesday when…
Newser

Florida judge retires after calling attorney a racial slur

August 24, 2018 |

A Florida judge abruptly retired after calling a black defense attorney “a gorilla” during a court hearing.
FOX News

Papa John’s founder launches website to regain control of pizza chain after he used a racial slur

August 23, 2018 |

Papa John’s International Inc.’s founder, blocked from the pizza chain’s headquarters amid a deepening dispute with the rest of the board, is betting that franchisees and workers will have his back.

John Schnatter, who resigned as chairman last month, took out a full-page ad in the company’s hometown…


L.A. Times – Business

Papa John’s is pulling founder’s image from marketing materials after outcry over racial slur

July 15, 2018 |

Papa John’s, which has featured founder John Schnatter in logos and TV ads, is removing his image from its marketing materials after reports that he used a racial slur.

His face had disappeared from at least some of the materials as of Friday morning, though the company said the details and exact…


L.A. Times – Business

Fallout Widens Over Slur by Papa John’s Founder

July 14, 2018 |

Papa John’s, which has featured founder John Schnatter as the face of the company in logos and TV ads, is pulling his image from its marketing after he apologized for using the n-word in a conference call. The pizza chain said there are no plans to change its name. Schnatter…
Newser

Papa John’s founder reportedly used racial slur in conference call

July 11, 2018 |

A media agency working with Papa John’s International Inc. decided to cut ties after the pizza maker’s founder and chairman, John Schnatter, allegedly used a racial slur and graphic descriptions of violence against minorities on a May conference call, according to Forbes.

Papa John’s and the agency,…


L.A. Times – Business

Trouble Brewing: Starbucks Barista Writes Slur on Cup

May 18, 2018 |

Another Starbucks, this time in California, is in trouble. A restaurant in La Canada Flintridge has acknowledged that a barista wrote “beaner” on a Latino customer’s two coffee orders. The customer, Pedro, didn’t notice the slur at the time, but when he brought the beverages back to work, a colleague…
Newser

Princeton Prof Cancels Class Over Protest of Racial Slur

February 15, 2018 |

A Princeton professor has canceled a class on hate speech after a handful of students walked out in protest last week when he used a racial slur multiple times during a lecture, the University Press Club reports. Students tell the Daily Princetonian that during a Feb. 6 class for “Cultural…
Newser

CNN

Did President Trump slur his speech?

December 7, 2017 |

While President Donald Trump was giving his historic speech Wednesday to announce that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, some on the internet focused on the manner in which he made his statement.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World