White News Anchor fired for using the N-word during a meeting, sues.

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    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/Suit_over_fired_Fox_anchors_use_of_N-word_gets_green_light_.html


    Tom Burlington, an award-winning TV reporter, claims he was fired by Fox29 for using the N-word -- without malice -- during a newsroom meeting, while black employees were not punished for using the same word at the station.

    The case has been delayed multiple times. Days before it was supposed to go to trial in January 2011, attorneys for Fox successfully argued that the case should wait until the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a similar case. The court ruled in favor of that plaintiff two months later, but Burlington’s suit continued to languish for four more years.
     
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    if he wins, it will be fun to watch stupid white folks saying the N word and black folks stabbing them to deaff.
     
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    What is really interesting, is that almost everyone in Philly knows Joyce Evans, and now it appears that she is a massive racist.
     
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    You simply can not have language that is ok for some and not others.
     
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    Seems like a simple point doesn't it? It is like a "hate" crime. Some murder or assault is worth more in jail time because of who you inflicted the crime on?
     
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    Fellow white people, are you really itching to say the N word so badly that you can't keep it from coming across your lips? It's just burning inside you? You have to have some weird moral victory in saying it just because some black people use it?

    Pro tip - no one say it at work. Bad idea all around. It's work. Everyone behave themselves and then talk how you want at home.
     
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    interesting case, essentially political correctness is on trial:munch:
     
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    the employer should be allowed to do whatever it wants, including have 10 different standards for 10 dif ppl.
    fire someone for saying the word "the" if they feel its not good for the company
    go work someplace else and say the word "the"

    everyone acts all PC and pretends to be outraged when someone is fired
     
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    Don't get me started on the absurdity of "hate crimes". :facepalm:
    Here's an idea, how about we just punish ALL VIOLENT CRIME like hate crimes?! Then maybe we get these shits off the street so decent people can keep paying goddamned taxes.
     
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    ...he shoud start a podcast with brian williams.
     
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    It isn't a question of wanting to say it. It is a question of the consequences not being the same. How long until the word "fat" or "short" is on the list? Think it won't happen? Fat women would LOVE to have that word banned.
     
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    Oh, and don't call women fat at work, either.
     
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    Reggie, please!
     
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    a special message from Mr. Johnny Cash

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    Whenever I read "N word" I'm forced to think the word n****r
     
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    He didn't call any of his co-works anything.

    Okay so the word "fat" is now out. Doesn't matter if it is directed at someone there or not. It is out.

    What about "woman"? Isn't that sexist to suggest that someone is not a man?
     
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    No one should use the word at work. It's basically a version of Fuck, but this guy's black coworker's used it all over the place. It was even documented in email.
    Edit: and the guy only used it in regard to on-air useage.
     
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    Of course I think rules should be applied perfectly evenly and the same in all instances.

    Except that no two instances are exactly alike.

    And there isn't a white person that doesn't know that saying "can we say n****r now" in a room of different races isn't going to offend some of their co-workers. It's obvious.

    This isn't a 1st Ammendment free speech issue. It's a workplace matter. And employers have discretion. He might've become a distraction, bad for morale, etc
     
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    When a black person can produce an hour of stand up comedy, and be funny, without using that fantastic word, i will cease to want to use it. Thank you.
     
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