N.J. Communities Debate Use of the N-Word

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/7779858/7779861" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript


This story contains offensive language.

City councils of New York and other towns have recently passed resolutions that ask citizens to voluntarily stop using the N-word.

While these actions are merely symbolic, they've become a hot topic in many of the majority black communities in New Jersey.

The towns of Irvington, East Orange and Paterson have passed resolutions; Trenton is expected to do the same. Nancy Solomon reports.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.