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Comment of the Day: The Tired Old N-Word Defense

We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them.

So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.

This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit, clarity and whatever else we feel like at the moment.

We wrote about how the acting city manager of League City -- a middle-aged white guy -- was suspended for using the N-word in a discussion of the BCS title game.

Some folks went to the tired old "black people use that word all the time" card, which led another reader to react.

Grant wrote:

Wait, are people in the comments below actually arguing for the open use of the 'n-word'? What's next a poll tax?

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