Man punched ‘N-word’ drunken head-injury victim after trying first to help him

Before he punched a man for calling him the “N-word,” a Queens man was trying to help the drunkard who was stumbling outside a Greenwich Village eatery, sources said Saturday.

Douglas Reddish, 25, was eating with his girlfriend outside Benny’s Burrito on Greenwich Ave. when an intoxicated 30-year-old man ran into their table about 5:50 p.m. Friday, the sources said.

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White Guy Punched Out After Yelling Racist Crap

An unidentified man was hospitalized with a massive head injury Friday following an apparent bias-fueled attack in the West Village, witnesses and officials said.

Witnesses on Greenwich Ave. near W. 12th St. said the white man — who cops said is in his 30s — was belting back beers outside Benny’s Burritos about 5:30 p.m. when he began mouthing off to a black customer in the outdoor seating area.

“You n—–s are why I lost my job,” witnesses overheard the man say.

Outraged, the black man punched the bigoted boozer, sending him reeling backward onto the rain-slick sidewalk.

“He was lying on his back unconscious with his arms and legs spread out,” said the witness, who described the man as “well-dressed.”

“His eyes were rolled back in his head.”

The offended assailant took off.

“I couldn’t believe it,” the witness said. “He mentioned the N-word, this guy hits him one time and he hits his head on the curb.”

Paramedics rushed the man to Beth Israel Medical Center with head trauma.

Cops were still investigating the clash late Friday night.

With Alec Tabak

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5 Things Not To Do When Accused Of Racism: A Note To Paula Deen And The Rest of White America

by Scot Nakagawa

Okay, I know this subject has been beat to death but I need to go there one more time. Why? Because Paula Deen’s crying, pleading, borderline belligerent I is what I is, and I’m not changing play for forgiveness mirrors the way that too many white people react to accusations of racism. And that reaction is no small thing. It’s one of the obstacles to ending interpersonal racism which, as we know, is the justification for institutional racism and the perpetuation of racial inequality.

So, for white people who want to be good allies, here are five things not to do when accused of racism:
1. Cry. By crying, you make the problem all about you. You know, like you’re such a good and sensitive person that no one was hurt by your racism more than you were. Nice try, but in order to believe that, we first have to minimize the damage that’s done by racism, and that kind of undermines the whole idea that you’re genuinely sorry about anything except how you’re being treated as a result of your racist behavior.
2. Trot out your (insert racial minority group here) friends. This is an all too common way of deflecting the accusation without just admitting to the racist act. And, it’s bound to backfire, because instead of being an excuse, it only demonstrates your racism by reducing your friend to her/his race and worse, into an object, specifically a shield, to protect you from having to admit to racism.
3. Blame your age or upbringing. If your age is the problem, it implicates everyone else in your age group in your act of racism, and that’s not a fair thing to do to them in order to protect you. It also blames your racist act on your mother, your father, your teachers, the social climate in the town you grew up in, and every other person or condition that influenced you except, of course, you, the person who had a choice. As history shows us, not everyone was a racist at any time in our history. In every age, every person had and continues to have the ability to choose against racism.
4. Justify racist acts in certain circumstances as in, it’s okay to turn into a racist if someone is holding a gun to your head. If you manage to hold in your racism when you’re at your best, but react to fear or anger by immediately turning to racism, you’re a racist. In fact, fear and anger are at the very heart of racism.

But, while avoiding the four things listed above will probably keep you out of trouble, they don’t actually address your racism. So, if you’re truly just an accidental racist who sincerely wants to make amends, simply admit to it, take what you have coming to you, learn from it, and do something to make a positive difference.

And that brings me to the 5th thing you ought not do when accused of racism. Dodge. Because what distinguishes the accidental racist from an intentional one is the willingness to simply own up to your accidents and make amends.

http://www.changelabinfo.com/2013/06/28/5-things-not-to-do-when-accused-of-racism-a-note-to-paula-deen-and-the-rest-of-white-america#.UdFxZj5IGjJ

Papa John’s drivers fired after leaving racial slur on customer’s voicemail

Two Papa John’s delivery drivers were fired after accidentally butt-dialing a customer and leaving a racist voicemail.

The duo — who worked at the Sanford outlet in Orlando — was heard mocking the man for not leaving a tip.

The angry client posted audio of the message.

Map of hate: Racist, homophobic tweets put on U.S. map… and the Eastern half of the country comes out worst

Floating Sheep and Humboldt State University in northern California collaborated to produce “Geography of Hate” maps like this one that track racist and homophobic tweets in the United States, based on the use of slurs such as the N-word, “wetback” and “fag.”

 

 

A 2012 map produced by Floating Sheep, a blog site maintained by geography scholars, shows the origins of tweets making racist remarks about President Obama following his reelection to a second term.

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Nicole Kidman refused to say N-word for Lee Daniels in ‘Paperboy’

looks like Lee Daniels is  following in the footsteps of KKKuetin Tarantino.

 

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NEW YORK — By his own admission, Lee Daniels sets out to “discombobulate” actors on set.

But he made his star Nicole Kidman actively uncomfortable when he asked her to say the N-word during a scene in their new movie, the period melodrama “The Paperboy.”

The polarizing film, about a journalist and a murder in 1970s Florida, is a simmering pot of race and class, with Kidman’s Charlotte Bless a vixen who speaks her mind. In one scene, Daniels wanted her to aim an N-word at a black costar. But the actress bristled at the idea.

On Wednesday at a press conference at the New York Film Festival, the disagreement again reared its head.

As Daniels recounted his puzzlement that Kidman wouldn’t say it, Kidman replied, looking slightly annoyed, “I didn’t feel like it was right for the character,” then after a second, “I have a son who’s African American and I just didn’t feel it was right. It wasn’t right.”

Daniels said that he was initially frustrated by Kidman’s stance and expressed that feeling to his producer. The producer replied that so far during the shoot Daniels had put Kidman’s character in a compromising sexual position, as well as had her pee on Zac Efron, so maybe best to cut her a break. Daniels relented.

Still, the director took a generally direct line with his actors. As Kidman’s costar David Oyelowo put it, Daniels “feels it is his job to push you out of your comfort zone; he feels the truth will be accessed” that way.

 

He asked Kidman to do her own makeup, which he thought “freaked her out at the beginning” (Kidman: “I thought when am I going to shoot the film if we’re all doing our own hair and makeup?”) and said he “expected Zac Efron at catering.”

“We’re putting on a play … we’re on the run, we’re on the move,” Daniels said.

But after blanching, Kidman said she eventually thought it was the best approach. “I thought just go with it,” she said. “I want to be in places I’ve never been before.”

She added that she’s reached a point in her career where a director with an unusual or even pushy approach was exactly what she craved. “I want to go home at night and feel discomfort,” she said.