President Barack Obama (Image: File)
A small paper that touts itself as “The Voice of the West Village,” ran an op-ed column that is sure to ruffle some feathers around the country.
The WestView News, a community newspaper in New York, published a piece in its July edition titled “The N—-r in the White House.” Penned by James Lincoln Collier, the article is surprisingly pro-Obama, according to reports, given its alarming title and goes on to criticize racism by far-right voters.
Although the paper did not put the actual article in full on its Website, a copy of it was posted online by the New York Post. Alongside that, the Post included a screen grab of another story by WestView News columnist Alvin Hall, who criticized the article in a rebuttal titled “This Headline Offends Me.”
Hall wrote passionately about the piece, saying, “I don’t see how its use benefits anyone, but I do feel all too clearly how it deeply offends me.”
The Internets’ response to the story was just as negative as users wondered aloud just how the paper and its columnists refer to other members of the human race.
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SOURCE: New York Post