Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Race debate advances: Gallagher, Dangler disagree on slur

In the Thursday edition of The Courier, I will have a story about More Monmouth Musings blogger Art Gallagher and his take on opening a dialogue about race, in general.

This comes on the heels of the top Jersey blogger using the ill-fated N-word in his posts about African-Americans. Of course, Art has used other offensive language to characterize other raises. According to Art, it's a way of gaining broader attention to the more important subject of race relations.

Some of his critics, though, include veteran Greater Long Branch NAACP President Lorenzo W. Dangler, who comes out against the use of the word in any way, and goes on to say that this is the worst way to attempt dialogue where it involves race.

Is the discussion about race over? According to both Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Dangler, it may have only just begun, but not in the way anyone might think.

Click on the headline to go to More Monmouth Musings, and pick up a copy of The Courier at the newsstand, tomorrow.

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