“Culture of Disrespect,” Ebony Magazine takes on bad words

By The News Jul 09, 2007

Ebony Magazine examines bad words often used in Black communities in its latest issue, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

On the heels of the firing of controversial radio talk show host Don Imus, this month’s Ebony magazine took on the issue of what it calls the "culture of disrespect." The 32-page special report examines the growing use of racial and, gender slurs such as "ho" and the n-word among African-Americans and others. Last week, Post-Dispatch Washington bureau correspondent Ron Harris spoke with Bryan Monroe, vice president and editorial director of Ebony’s parent company and president of the National Association of Black Journalists, which called for Imus to be fired.

So 32 pages on the n-word and its cousins, ho and bitch. Is it time to move on?