The Daily Populous

Sunday May 10th, 2020 morning edition

image for White individuals on average react positively to a Black person referring to them with the n-word

But what happens when a reappropriated slur is used by a Black person towards a White person?

Previous studies investigated the use of racial slurs by White individuals toward Black individuals and the reclaiming of disparaging words among racial minorities.

But no research had yet examined the reappropriated use of racial slurs by Black individuals toward White targets.

In the study, 324 White participants read a brief story about a Black person using a slur to refer to a White person during a basketball game.

They also viewed Black racial slurs used by Black individuals toward White individuals as more affiliative.

To examine how African Americans viewed Black individuals using Black racial slurs toward White individuals, the researchers conducted a similar experiment with 211 Black participants.

The study, “Perceptions of Racial Slurs Used by Black Individuals Toward White Individuals: Derogation or Affiliation? »

Trump Livid After California Allows Statewide Mail-In Voting: ‘These Votes Must Not Count’

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Now a furious President Donald Trump is demanding that the votes in the deeply Democratic state be thrown out.

Newsom said in-person voting will still be available, and that California legislators are currently working on a plan to operate polling sites safely.

“Republicans should fight very hard when it comes to state wide mail-in voting,” he tweeted in April. »

Trudeau warns premature reopening could send Canada 'back into confinement'

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FILE PHOTO: Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a news conference at Rideau Cottage, as efforts continue to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada April 24, 2020.

Trudeau, who represents a Montreal, Quebec parliamentary district, told reporters in a daily briefing that he is concerned about the virus’ spread in that province, the country’s epicenter.

Although health officials have pointed to a flattening rate of daily cases in many provinces, Trudeau said Canada was “not in the recovery phase yet.”. »

A new wave of cord-cutters is leaving cable and satellite TV for good and experts say it's sending the pay-TV bundle into a 'death spiral'

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It's rough for pay-TV providers, but experts say it's even worse for media networks that rely on the basic-cable bundle to make their economics work.

The traditional US pay-TV industry lost a record 1.8 million net subscribers in the first quarter, by MoffettNathanson's tally.

Cable providers including Comcast and Altice, as well as satellite operator AT&T, reported heavier net subscriber losses than they had a year earlier. »