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The ‘N-Word’ and ‘Queer’ Debate: To Use Or Not To Use

Recently, I wrote a commentary on CentricTV.com about news anchor Robin Roberts’┬ácoming out and posed the question (also the headline) “Will Robin Roberts’ Coming Out Shatter Stereotypes of Black Queer Women?” To my surprise, my editor brought to my attention some backlash from Centric’s Facebook page, where my article had been shared. Many of the Facebook users took issue with the use of the word “queer.” Some argued that referring to Roberts as queer was disrespectful and demeaning. “I hope in 2014 we stop using the word “queer”? Shame on you Centric tv!!,” one user wrote. My editor and I… Continue Reading