The 'Kramer' Incident and the 'N' Word

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Michael Richards was a supporting actor on Seinfeld, but he's the main figure in the latest celebrity scandal.  The web sites YouTube and TMZ are still running the cell-phone video of his race-baiting rant at West Hollywood's Laugh Factory--even after Richards apologized on David Letterman's TV show and the Rev. Jesse Jackson's radio program.  Today in Los Angeles, Jackson and black comedian Paul Mooney joined Congresswoman Maxine Waters in demanding that nobody--not even rappers--use the "N" word again. We hear two views.



  • Todd Boyd - Professor of Critical Studies at USC School of Cinematic Arts; Katherine and Frank Price Endowed Chair for the Study of Race and Popular Culture at USC - @DrToddBoyd
  • Joe Hicks - Community Advocates - @Project21News


Warren Olney