A FUNERAL FOR THE ‘N’ WORD: WHAT DO YOU THINK? WILL IT HELP THE CAUSE OR BE ONE BIG JOKE?

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE NAACP’S IDEA?

It hasn’t been officially declared dead. But the N-double-A-C-P says it’s planning a symbolic funeral for the “n-word.” The head of the civil rights group’s Detroit branch
says the “services” will be held this summer, when the N-double-A-C-P holds its national convention in Detroit. As part of the mock event, there will even be a “eulogy” for the word. The
symbolic funeral will be similar to one held in Detroit 63 years for Jim Crow, the term used to describe the series of laws in many parts of the South and elsewhere that segregated blacks from white society and, in effect, made African-Americans second-class citizens.