Man Declared Innocent Of Racial Abuse; Used N-Word As ‘Term Of Endearment’

Originally posted on CBS Atlanta:

ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) – Earlier this year, a passionate Twitter debate erupted regarding usage of the n-word after actress Gwyneth Paltrow used the controversial term in a Tweet.

“N****s in Paris for real,” the message from the “Iron Man” actress read.

While speaking exclusively with V-103 in Atlanta, rapper and fellow actor Nas defended her right to use the slur.

Another man in the United Kingdom was also given such clearance for using the n-word recently – by a North Staffordshire magistrate who believed him when he said to use it as a “term of endearment.”

According to The Guardian, local man Christopher Jones was initially charged by local authorities and courts with racial abuse when he used the word while addressing a black man.

A self-proclaimed fan of rap music, Jones pleaded not guilty, and told magistrates that he used the phrase habitually in his neighborhood.

“I am not a…

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