NAACP delegates 'bury' the N-word
There was no mourning at this funeral.
Hundreds of onlookers cheered Monday as the NAACP put to rest a long-standing expression of racism by holding a public burial for the N-word during its annual convention.
The ceremony included a march by delegates from across the country from downtown Detroit's Cobo Center to Hart Plaza. Along the way, two Percheron horses pulled a pine box adorned with a bouquet of fake black roses and a black ribbon printed with a derivation of the word.
The coffin is to be placed at Detroit Memorial Park Cemetery and will have a headstone.
"Today we're not just burying the N-word, we're taking it out of our spirit," said Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. "We gather burying all the things that go with the N-word. We have to bury the 'pimps' and the 'hos' that go with it."
He continued: "Die N-word, and we don't want to see you 'round here no more."
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Vernon Clayson - 7/11/2007
Yeah, that will work. I wonder how many teenagers got the skinny on that silliness coming from old and mostly well to do individuals. Next year they should "bury" the M-F word and the year after that work on getting young people out of the prison look baggy pants. They held this affair in Detroit, I bet they didn't go out for any late night strolls and I bet the hated "the man" was all over the place in full force to keep them safe while they were carrying out this charade.
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