Simply Slang, or a Culture of Disrespect?

Youth Radio’s Alana Germany

Youth Radio's Alana Germany participates in the discussion of slang words and culture. Ayesha Walker hide caption

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Profanity such as the N-word and the B-word are common in today's popular culture. Is there a role for them, or have they encouraged a disrespectful environment?

Alex Cohen explores this issue with Sylvestor Monroe, senior editor of Ebony magazine, whose July cover story asks the question, "Who you callin' a...?" Plus, we listen to a roundtable from Youth Radio about the choices young people make about whether or not to use these words.

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