HOW DO WE KNOW? It’s not OK for a football player of any color to cold-cock another football player of any color.
4) RACE/NOT RACE? Race
HOW DO WE KNOW: White people were lynched, but lynching is an act that historically was used for regulating the behavior of blacks. This, coupled with the frequent use of the epithet, leaves no doubt.
5) RACE/NOT RACE? Not race.
HOW DO WE KNOW? Bad-boy tennis god John McEnroe was fined and continues to be fined repeatedly for use of foul and threatening language on the tennis court.
6) RACE/NOT RACE? Not race.
HOW DO WE KNOW? There is nowhere anyone can work in America and be able to get away with insulting a co-worker with an epithet.
7) RACE/NOT RACE? Not race.
HOW DO WE KNOW? Wunderkind Stephen Glass was fired from the New Republic for the same thing.
8) RACE/NOT RACE? Not race.