There can be a very high cost of using the "N-Word."
Tonight, a federal jury in New York has ordered the owner of an organization to pay a former employee $30,000 dollars in punitive damages for calling her the N-Word multiple times.
That jury already rejected the defense's argument that using the N-word was culturally acceptable because both the victim and her boss are black. We've talked extensively about this word and examined when – if ever – its use is appropriate.
OutFront tonight are CNN Legal Analyst Sunny Hostin and Columbia University professor Marc Lamont Hill.
If you missed the CNN's special: #TheNWord, here's the audio podcast via #SoundCloud:
The response from last night's special "The N Word" hosted by Don Lemon has been nothing short of amazing.
During the hour-long special – the phrase "N word" was actually trending world wide on Twitter.
We take a look at the overwhelming reaction - which has been both positive and negative.
Outfront tonight CNN's Don Lemon, Safiya Songhai, Filmmaker and 2008 Miss Black Massachusetts USA and Tim Wise, author of "Colorblind."
Jazz Musician Wynton Marsalis and Editor-In-Chief of GlobalGrind.com, Michael Skolnik discuss the use of the N-Word in Hip Hop.
Actor LeVar Burton and author Tim Wise explain the differences in their interactions with police.
CNN's Nischelle Turner reports on the use of the N-word and whether it injures the careers of celebrities who use it.