I’m not going to write about this. I will leave that to Under the News, where the topic is covered very well.
Mayor wants Brazoria to outlaw the ‘n-word’
He says small town should fine ‘offensive’ uses of the racial slur
— reported by the Houston Chronicle
Brazoria Mayor Ken Corley wants offensive use of the “n-word” to be punishable by a fine of up to $500 in his town.
“It’s not a particular problem in Brazoria,” Corley said, “but it’s a national problem.”
He said if the ordinance passes, he may ask for it to be expanded to include other racial slurs.
He believes Brazoria would be the first place in the country where the racial slur would be outlawed. But at least one legal expert said Monday that such an ordinance may not stand up in court.
The ordinance wouldn’t forbid anyone from saying the word, Corley said, but would outlaw using the word in an offensive or aggressive manner. Violators would be charged with disturbing the peace, he said.