|NYC looking toward Brooklyn 2015|
Matt Welch explains in Reason how it forced a 45-year veteran of the paper Donald MacNeil, a pandemic reporter, for using the N-word in context, in doing an interview for a story, about a classmate being suspended for a racist video made at the age of 12.
Merely using the word itself started a protest in the NYTimes newsroom.
Robby Soave describes a similar incident where a teenager got another teen essentially thrown out of school for an old racial slur on Snapchat (which didn’t disappear), with the "help" of the Times. Now I had my own missteps as a teen, a particular one in ninth grade, and I shudder at what the consequences would be today.
|The "Gray Lady"?|
In the embedded video, MacNeil explains to Rachel Maddow on MSNBC how China takes people into quarantine.