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.