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The Site Jezebel is Calling Schools To Make Trouble For Tweeters That Use the N Word When Referring To Obama – No Word On Whether They Do That To the Thousands of Students That Refer To Each Other as N***ers

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There was an abundance of hate speech on Twitter after Obama’s reelection, with people hurling violent and racial epithets. Many of those tweeters were teenagers whose public Twitter accounts feature their real names and advertise their participation in the sports programs at their respective high schools. Calls were placed to the principals and superintendents of those schools to find out how calling the president—or any person of color, for that matter—a “nigger” and a “monkey” jibes with their student conduct code of ethics.

We contacted their school’s administrators with the hope that, if their educators were made aware of their students’ ignorance, perhaps they could teach them about racial sensitivity. Or they could let them know that while the First Amendment protects their freedom of speech, it doesn’t protect them from the consequences that might result from expressing their opinions. (For example, an adult woman is currently being investigated by the Secret Service for calling President Obama a “nigger” and suggesting he be assassinated on her Facebook page.)

Additionally, several of the teens use imagery of their high schools’ sports teams on their Twitter accounts and Facebook pages. If nothing else, it’s reasonable to alert administrators to the behavior of the students who are publicly representing their schools.


Ricky Catanzaro plays football for Xaverian High School, a private Catholic prep school in Brooklyn, NY. Students who play sports there must sign an athlete’s contract that stipulates a promise “to be a worthy representative of my teammates and coaches, abiding by school and community expectations.”

Racist Teens Forced to Answer for Tweets About the 'Nigger' PresidentThe day after the election he tweeted, “No nigger should lead this country!!! #Romney” His Twitter timeline (since removed) revealed that “nigger” is a word he regularly uses in his day-to-day vocabulary. After other people tweeted their disgust at his comment about the president, Catanzaro responded to his black critics by referring to them as “slaves” and “cotton-pickers,” and noting:

Only thing black people are good at is basketball #run #shot #steal

While a call to the principal was not returned, an administrative assistant at the school said, “They are aware of [the tweets] and they are dealing with it.”

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Find the rest of the story if you must. I won’t link to Jezebel, a site that has no problem referring to Sarah Palin as a c*nt.

» 38 Comments

  1. Bexy

    November 10th, 2012

    Did Jezebel call and report these death threats and riot threats these peeps made? http://twitchy.com/2012/11/06/death-threats-against-mitt-romney-explode-in-final-hours-of-campaign/

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  2. Mr. Happy

    November 10th, 2012

    I don’t recall Jezebel ever shying away from name calling in the past?

    This is the same Jezebel that has articles titled “How to Make Your Vagina Taste Awesome”.

    If they can burn a flag, and publish rubbish like that, I can call the President names. See how that works? It’s called the first amendment.
    Use it or lose it!

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  3. Bad Brad

    November 10th, 2012

    We should probably try and recruit some of these kids.

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  4. CrustyB

    November 10th, 2012

    Judging a person by their behavior is just. Judging someone merely by identifying their skin color is not. Herman Cain can sleep on my couch anytime he wants. I’ll date Stacey Dash in a heartbeat. Allen West can marry my sister. Jesse Jackson and his son can kiss my ass.

    Therefore, my rule is a simple one; If you don’t want to be called one, don’t act like one.

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  5. Commissar M

    November 10th, 2012

    Trying out for Obama’s internet commissars, I see. Ain’t that sweet of those wretched bitches?

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  6. Unruly Refugee

    November 10th, 2012

    Remember, 0bama is only half black. So if you are feeling hateful, and that is your legal right to hate whatever you want to hate, then please refrain from calling at least half of him nigra.

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  7. Bad Brad

    November 10th, 2012

    Unruly Refugee, From what I’ve seen, the Black half is most certainly above the waste. Unless?

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  8. pissedpatriot30

    November 10th, 2012

    …. and, what’s the problem?

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  9. Bad Brad

    November 10th, 2012

    O/T Looks Like doughnut boys having a RINO melt down. Good for him gal darnit.

    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/11/09/gov-christie-lashes-out-at-media-for-awful-reporting/
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  10. Unruly Refugee

    November 10th, 2012

    @Bad Brad

    I’ve been under the impression it was the half that faces the public. Even if you walk a complete circle around him it’s the half that is facing you.

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  11. JannyMae

    November 10th, 2012

    This just cracked me up:

    “For example, an adult woman is currently being investigated by the Secret Service for calling President Obama a “nigger” and suggesting he be assassinated on her Facebook page.)”

    She’s not being investigated for calling Obama a nigger, dear. This is one of the stupidest blog posts I’ve ever seen.

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  12. Bad Brad

    November 10th, 2012

    Check it out, Patreuis’s ( I know that’s spelled wrong, but it late, and I ain’t looking it up) semi main squeeze. Tell me there where not whips and chains involved in this relationship. Sometimes Don’t Stop is confusing.

    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-january-25-2012/paula-broadwell
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  13. Unruly Refugee

    November 10th, 2012

    Bad Brad
    I can’t get that video to play. Can’t spell Petraius without looking it up either. What the hell kind of name is that anyway? I used to like that guy.

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  14. pissedpatriot30

    November 10th, 2012

    So, if you say nigger, it is wrong? I would categorize that sentiment as a “natural reaction” to the election results, a term Obama himself has used. And, if that doesn’t work, well then, fooq them niggas!

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  15. Bad Brad

    November 10th, 2012

    So, if you say nigger, it is wrong?

    Not if your black. You are not catching on white boy. LOL.

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  16. Bad Brad

    November 10th, 2012

    Unruly, Hmm, it’s playing for me. It’s an episode of the daily show on it back in last January. Her name is Paula Broadwell. She’s kinda of scaring me a little.

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  17. pissedpatriot30

    November 10th, 2012

    I wouldn’t tweet the word nigger. I might text the word nigger. I know sometimes in commenting I have used the word nigger. I think using nigger is a personal choice. Not a lot of people use nigger anymore. Remember where you were the first time you actually heard someone say the word nigger? I think using nigger conotates how a person is acting as opposed to race. For instance, Obama is a nigger; means he is lazy and does his job half assed. Juxtaposed with; hey, Obama looks like a nigger, which simply means he looks like a nigger. Nigger can conjor up a different image in each person’s mind. Like- big nigger, angry nigger, dumb nigger, thieving nigger, lazy nigger, ungrateful nigger, 3 generation baby making burden on society section 8 drug dealing no husband Obama phone nigger. Kinda like that………

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  18. Bad Brad

    November 10th, 2012

    pissedpatriot30, I could not have put it any better. I can’t tell you the resentment I have. And the flip side of that coin is I have a few Black people that are good friends. I guess we can thank Barry for that.

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  19. Unruly Refugee

    November 10th, 2012

    If they are going to disrespect me, make me work my ass off and give a large portion of my money to a bunch of lazy racists who call me cracker and refuse to work and pay taxes, I have every right in the world to call them nigger.
    It would be wise though not to use that word during a violent confrontation because that word alone is now enough cause to forfeit any claim of self defense should you have to kill an attacker of negroid heritage. Speak kindly, and fire, and do it in a non-hateful manner.

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  20. Unruly Refugee

    November 10th, 2012

    @pissedpatriot30

    LOL!! I needed that laugh.

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  21. pissedpatriot30

    November 10th, 2012

    They are “spurring” us on to hate somerhing.

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  22. Bad Brad

    November 10th, 2012

    pissedpatriot30, Each other.

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  23. Unruly Refugee

    November 10th, 2012

    In war you hate the enemy, or you lose. They want a war, let ‘em have it.

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  24. Bad Brad

    November 10th, 2012

    We are letting someone else define our enemy. In most cases they probably are, but the ones that are not are great friend ships. It’s getting too complicated. All my black friends came from the gym or the military. Great people.

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  25. Unruly Refugee

    November 10th, 2012

    I’ve had a few good black friends. They hated the freeloaders that give blacks a bad name.

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  26. Unruly Refugee

    November 10th, 2012

    I’ve had a lot of good Mexican friends too. Most of them just flat out hated black folks. It does get confusing at times.

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  27. grayscape

    November 10th, 2012

    Jezebel…. She was a slut/whore/bitch cursed by God, thrown out of a window, trampled to death by a horse and eaten by dogs.

    Just sayin’

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  28. MN Patriot

    November 10th, 2012

    This guy can use the word.
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b12_1333052826
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  29. Lisl

    November 10th, 2012

    Wow, check out all that research they did in order to internationally shame minors for name calling.

    Think they broke a sweat checking out Obama’s background and associations?

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  30. JimBob

    November 10th, 2012

    I can say nigger see i just said it.

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  31. Mr. Happy

    November 10th, 2012

    This is what I was looking for.
    Cohen v. California
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cohen_v._California

    Although I was raised to believe the word “nigger” was an obscenity, and not a word I typically use, it was still not as bad as saying the “F-word”.

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  32. RosalindJ

    November 10th, 2012

    The number of times I have students calling each other nigger is numbingly high.

    It’s hate speech only if you’re not black.

    I can only assume the site is going after tweets from students in schools that are of any accomplishment. Damn those 1%-ers.

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  33. Houston

    November 10th, 2012

    Part of their tactics are to keep us separated. They are separating us along racial and economic lines.

    The “N” word is one I don’t believe in using although I have to agree it has to do with character rather than skin tone.

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  34. Xavier

    November 10th, 2012

    This is the same crap the racism police are pulling on Conservative sites – I’m watching it happen right now on a couple blogs. Instead of directly addressing their opponents, the vigilantes go through 3rd parties who are sensitive to political correctness – advertisers for the bloggers, the school administration for the kids. First they target indefensible words (not context: words). The next stage is related words and synonyms. Then it’s context and “we know what you really meant”. If you don’t push back hard and fast on the first accusation, you’re trapped in PC hell.

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  35. Anonymous

    November 10th, 2012

    HNIC phase 2.

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  36. Anonymous

    November 10th, 2012

    Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn’s friend Big African American Jim.

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  37. Billy Fuster

    November 10th, 2012

    Obama is a niggardly negro. How’s that?

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  38. Carlos The Jackal

    November 10th, 2012

    Someone coined the term “Halfrican” in reference to zero – works for me.

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