August 14, 2015

Dutch newspaper uses n-word in headline of review of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new book

On July 31, the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad published a review of several books on race and racism in the United States. The series, written by the paper’s Washington correspondent Guus Valk, leads with a review of Atlantic writer Ta-Nehisi Coates’s latest book, “Between the World And Me.” Somewhere along the editorial process, the editors thought it would be a good idea to headline the article, “Nigger, Are You Crazy?”

If the headline weren’t appalling enough, the article compounded the offensiveness factor with its accompanying blackface figures:.. Read more.

Washington Post

Opinieredacteur Washington Post boos om boekenbijlage NRC - NRC

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