At The Big Tent, Zennie Abraham argued that YouTube should ban the N-Word in the comments section on video pages. Not surprisingly, Abraham received a handful of ignorant comments. Here’s a gem from Patrick Bateman of Charlotte, North Carolina:
You don't own the english language and I prefer that we not begin outlawing words. Yes, many people may use Nigger as a strictly racist term, but I think the websters definition of Nigger certainly applies to the thugish behavior of plenty of blacks and non-black alike and I think i have every right to describe their behavior as such.
One can only hope that Bateman is not in the advertising industry. Although it wouldn’t be surprising to discover that he is a card-carrying Mad Man.