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“Chink” is not the only word that can get you in trouble

Having a good vocabulary can be career-threatening: On January 15, 1999, David Howard, a white aide to Anthony A. Williams, the black mayor of Washington, D.C., used “niggardly” in reference to a budget. This apparently upset one of his black … Continue reading ?
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niggardly: Not generous; stingy (adjective/adverb) It’s a word that has caused job-ending consequences in the past for politicians and others in the public eye because of its similarities to a racial slur. However, that didn’t deter...

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Playing defence

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TO GET a sense of the racial sensitivity that pervades the District of Columbia consider this: a mayoral aide was once fired for using the word niggardly. He was later re-hired after the mayor's office consulted a dictionary. Even t...

This year's "niggardly"

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Remember the controversy a few years ago in which a white employee of the Washington, DC, city government used the word "niggardly" in a budget meeting (the word means "miserly"), and was fired after some black employees complained ...

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