Jonathan Friedland, who has served as the streaming giant’s chief communications officer for the past six years, is out at the company after “insensitive” remarks he made to his team. Sources say that Friedland used the N-word in a meeting with other Netflix staffers, some of whom later reported the incident. Source: Hollywood Reporter
It’s time to talk about the N-word again. I’m going to take what some may see as an extreme stance.
Here it is: we have to stop using racial slurs, hell we should stop using any slurs to describe other people.
Seriously, White People, we need to stop using racial epiphets. White people in particular need to remove the N-word from usage. Now I’m not calling anyone who has ever uttered the word while white a racist; that’s hyperbole. And I’m not talking to racists, let’s put the “out” racists to the side; using the word should automatically be a sign of a garbage person.
This is about trying to be better humans.
We white folks need to be better allies and that starts with our language.