I’m starting to like some of the stuff that Piers has to say lately, it seems like he might be seeing the light.
By Piers Morgan
A 6-letter noun in the English language which the dictionary defines as ‘a contemptuous term for a black or dark-skinned person’.
It’s such an inflammatory and offensive word that for any high profile white person to publicly use it, without abbreviating to ‘N-word’, is rightly tantamount to professional suicide and personal opprobrium.
I don’t use it; would never use it. But it has become astonishingly ubiquitous in modern American society.
According to a new data survey by social media analytics Web site Topsy.com, it will be used, either as ‘n****r’ or ‘n***a’, 500,000 times on Twitter today.
By comparison, the words ‘bro’ and ‘dude’ are only used 300,000 and 200,000 times per day.
These shocking statistics form part of a powerful study in today’s Washington Post.
Headlined ‘THE N-WORD’ – even the Post shies away from actually saying it – it concludes: ‘The slur has become more prevalent in American life, but remains as divisive and complicated as ever.’
Read more: Daily Mail