A newspaper based in New York’s West Village disrespected President Barack Obama in the worst possible way. The West View News printed an op-ed piece with the headline ‘N— in the White House.’
Written by white journalist James Lincoln Collier, the article is actually a critic of white right-wing voters who hate President Obama simply because he is black. Although there is truth to the underlying message, the headline takes away from the intended point by demeaning President Obama and offending blacks.
The West View News also published an article by a black columnist, Alvin Hal, who used the title “This headline offends me.” The newspaper is distributed to 20,000 people per month in the West Village, Greenwhich Village, and Chelsea neighborhoods in New York.
The paper’s CEO, George Capsis, has yet to comment on the matter or apologize for allowing the derogatory term to be printed.