IN 2007, THE NAACP symbolically buried the n-word. They said the word should never be used - it's divisive and derogatory.
As FOX29 was planning their evening newscast that day, an anchor dropped the word a few times - in the full version (not on air). He suggested that the full word be used on air. He said not doing so "ultimately gives the word itself more power," according to an Inquirer story.
Almost three weeks later, the anchor was suspended. That lasted until his contract was up, and then he wasn't renewed.
Now, the former anchor is suing his old workplace for discrimination. He says during the weeks before his suspension, he was left in a hostile work environment because of his race.
Does he have a case?
8 months ago