Thugs, Protests and the New “N-” Word

Lately I've been challenging people when they use the word "thug" when referring to black protestors. There's a reason for that. Dr. John McWhorter, a linguist at Columbia University, explains: [T]he truth is that thug today is a nominally polite way of using the N-word. Many people suspect it, and they are correct. When somebody [...]