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An Iowa weather station has apologized after a racial slur was aired during a local Weather Channel TV broadcast.

The graphic containing the n-word went viral on Twitter after it "accidentally" aired during the Des Moines-based Weather Channel's "Local on the 8s" segment Thursday.

"I've blurred it, but I'm pretty sure you can figure out what it said," tweeted journalist Matthew Keys.

The graphic read: "Hello Des Moines, This is your weather my N----s."

The reaction was swift on Twitter. However, the Weather Channel denies that the racial slur originated with the station.

"This did not originate with us, and we are in the process of investigating it further," a spokesperson told Keys, in a tweet.

One television news expert backed up Matthews that the mistake originated with TWC.

"TWC has computer units at cable headends to produce the local on the 8s, and a rogue cable employee must've messed with the files and caused it to say that," wrote one Twitter user.

TWC has since deleted the slur and apologized for the incident on Facebook.

"A graphic during the Weather Channel cable network's 'Local on the 8s' presentation in Des Moines last evening included a racial slur," the post read. "We removed this graphic as soon as we learned of it. This did not originate with us, and we are in the process of investigating it further. We apologize to our viewers."

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A Louisiana judge is begging for forgiveness after surveillance video captured her using racist slurs. Judge Michelle Odinet blurted the racist slur while her family watched security footage of an attempted burglary at their home.

The incident happened at her home in Bendel Gardens in Lafayette on Saturday, DailyMail.com reports.

The burglary suspect was chased and tackled to the ground by two male members of the Odinet family on the front lawn.

Ronald Handy, 59, was arrested and charged with two counts of simple burglary. He is being held at Lafayette Parish Jail on a $10,000 bond.

Odinet, a mother of four, viewed the video footage with her family when one of her children said, "And mom's yelling n****r, n****r," to which Odinet responds "We have a n****r. It's a n****r, like a roach."

boy gif The full video shows Odinet and her family laughing and making similar racist jokes.

Local officials and members of the community have since called on Odinet to resign.

"I'm sure that people of color will find it impossible to trust that they will be treated fairly and equally when they have to stand for judgment before Judge Odinet," Lafayette City Marshall Reggie Thomas told the Acadiana Advocate.

The Republican judge claims she took a sedative which affected her "mental state".

She has apologized profusely for her behavior.

"My children and I were the victim of an armed burglary at our home," she told The Current.

"The police were called and the assailant was arrested. The incident shook me to my core and my mental state was fragile. Anyone who knows me and my husband, knows this is contrary to the way we live our lives. I am deeply sorry and ask for your forgiveness and understanding as my family and I deal with the emotional aftermath of this armed burglary."

Police say Handy was not armed when he was arrested.

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Walmart claims an "external bad actor" sent offensive emails from its servers to multiple Walmart customers.

The person used knowledge of Walmart's IT system to create new accounts using other people's email addresses.

The person replaced the first and last name with the racial slurs "Ni**er" and "Coon."

One UK woman complained to @Walmart's official Twitter account about receiving one of the emails.

"Woke up this morning to this email in my inbox.

Somebody set up a #Walmart account using my email address with the first and last name N****r C**n.

Surely Walmart should have something that flags such words?"

See an example of the offensive email here.

In response to the breach, a Walmart spokesperson said its internal system was not hacked.

"We discovered that an external bad actor created false Walmart accounts with obvious intent to offend our customers. We were shocked and appalled to see these offensive and unacceptable emails."

The company assured that no more offensive emails will be sent from its servers, CBS reports.

Earlier tis year, Walmart pledged to donate $14 million to various charities as part of a commitment to ending racial inequality.

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A basketball announcer is in hot water for using racial slurs while Black basketball players kneeled during a high school basketball game.

The incident occurred during a high school girls basketball game between Norman high School and Midwest City teams in Oklahoma.

Two announcers were heard on an open microphone criticizing the players for kneeling during the National Anthem.

"They're kneeling? F*** them," said one announcer. "I hope Norman gets their ass kicked," he said.

After clarifying that Norman players were kneeling, he said, "F*** them, I hope they lose."

A few seconds later, he asked the other announcer, "Did they even salute the flag?" "F***ing ni**ers."

The announcer who made the racist remarks was later identified as Matt Rowan.

In a statement released following the public backlash on Thursday, Rowan said he didn't realize his mic was open.

He said he was a Type I Diabetic and he blamed a spike in his blood sugar levels for his "inappropriate and racist" language.

"I will state that I suffer Type I Diabetes and during the game my sugar was spiking," he wrote. "While not excusing my remarks, it is not unusual when my sugar spikes that I become disoriented and often say things that are not appropriate as well as hurtful."

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Norman's basketball coach shared the audio clip on Twitter on Friday: "Hey @NFHSNetwork looks like you forgot to cut the Mic!!! 'F****** N******' is the one that really got me!! Tell us how you really feel!! THIS IS WHY THEY KNEEL!!!"

Norman Public Schools Superintendent Nick Migliorino sent out an email to parents, explaining that the "announcers were contracted by (the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association) for the state tournament."

He said the district "will not tolerate the disgusting words and attitudes"... "We fully support our students' right to freedom of expression and our immediate focus is to support these girls and their coaches and families, particularly our Black students and coaching staff. It is tragic that the hard work and skill of this team is being overshadowed by the vile, malignant words of these individuals."

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A biracial college student says he doesn't regret sharing a video of a white high school classmate uttering a racial slur because she should have known better.

Mimi Groves was excited after earning her learner's permit and was sitting in traffic when she dropped the N-bomb in a video.

Groves, who was 15 at the time, said, "I can drive, n*****s," in the video.

The high school student from Leesburg, Virginia sent her video to a friend on Snapchat, where classmate Jimmy Galligan, 18, spotted it, The Sun reports.

Galligan reportedly saved the video for a year before he posted it on social media right when he knew that Groves, now 19, had chosen to attend the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in June.

She was kicked off the University of Tennessee cheerleading squad and eventually withdrew from the school under pressure from admissions officials, according to The NY Times. They told her they'd received hundreds of emails and phone calls from outraged alumni, students and the public asking them to revoke its admission offer.

Groves, the cheerleading captain on her high school team, was mortified. She had just been accepted to the university's cheer team when the video dropped -- right around the time of the George Floyd protests.

Groves had urged her friends and followers to "protest, donate, sign a petition, rally, and do something" in support of Black Lives Matter.

One of her social media followers responded: "You have the audacity to post this, after saying the N-word."

Groves said that, at the time, she "didn't understand the severity of the word, or the history and context behind it."

"I was so young," Groves said. She added that the slur was in "all the [rap] songs we listened to, and I'm not using that as an excuse."

She said her entire family was struggling with the public shaming.

"It honestly disgusts me that those words would come out of my mouth," Groves said. "How can you convince somebody that has never met you and the only thing they've ever seen of you is that three-second clip?"

Galligan was unmoved by Groves' tearful apologies.

"I wanted to get her where she would understand the severity of that word," Galligan told the New York Times.

He added: "If I never posted that video, nothing would have ever happened" to her.

Feeling proud of himself, Galligan said he will always remember he "taught someone a lesson."

Galligan is now enrolled in his freshman year at Vanguard University in California while Groves lives at home, taking online classes at a nearby community college.

One of her friends, who is Black, said Groves apologized to her long before the video went viral.

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A Princeton professor is catching heat after students in his classroom walked out because he repeatedly used the word "ni--er" during his lecture.

The incident happened on Tuesday when Professor Lawrence Rosen, who teaches a class titled Cultural Freedoms: Hate Speech, Blasphemy and Pornography, asked students what would be worse, a white man punching a black man or a white man calling a black man "ni--er".

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A celebrity fashion designer has apologized profusely for writing a note to a fashion blogger that contained what some consider to be a racial slur.

Ulyana Sergeenko, a Russian designer who counts Rihanna and Kim Kardashian among her clients, was criticized on Tuesday when style blogger Miroslava Duma posted the note on her Instagram Stories.

Duma posted an image of a bouquet of roses and an accompanying note which read, "To my ni--as in Paris."

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Bill Maher

Hours after troubled comedienne Kathy Griffin played the victim at an awkward news conference on Friday, HBO host Bill Maher took some of the heat off of her by using a racist slur.

The controversial 'Real Time With Bill Maher' host was interviewing Republican Senator Ben Sessa about his book when the conversation turned to adults celebrating Halloween.

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Chicago police are investigating 2 separate racial slurs that were uttered live over the city police department’s public radio feed on Friday.

One racial slur seemed to be directed at black officers who were engaging in friendly banter on the police radio, about 12 hours after Republican frontrunner Donald Trump canceled his rally at the UIC Pavilion.

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Zendaya at the 87th Annual Academy Awards

UPDATED with Kelly Osbourne's response and Zendaya's full statement below.

Mixed race actress/singer Zendaya Coleman did not take kindly to the offhand remarks made about her ethnic hairstyle which she wore on the red carpet at the Oscar Awards on Sunday. Zenday's hairstyle combined her good hair with hair weave in a braided dreadlocks style made popular in America by the late reggae superstar Bob Marley and other Caribbean natives.

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Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Allegedly Involved In An Altercation With An 18 Year Old Man

Kanye West is back in the news after he allegedly attacked a 18-year-old man who reportedly hurled racial slurs at him, his baby mama Kim Kardashian, and the paparazzi.

The incident happened on Monday when Kanye dropped off Kim at a chiropractor's office in Beverly Hills, CA. The man walked into a doctor's office with Kim and began mouthing off to her about the paparazzi.

According to INFphoto.com:

The conversation turned sour when the man began using racial epithets about the paparazzi, then Kim and Kanye. According to celebrity news website TMZ: "Kim claims the man then started to hurl epithets to Kim about the paparazzi, calling them "n****s" and "fa****s" Kim says she then called him out for using the word and then he turned on her, calling her an "n****r lover." At that point Kim called Kanye on his cell -- he was nearby -- and the guy apparently knew Kanye was listening and he called the rapper a "n****r." Reportedly Kanye raced to the scene and allegedly assaulted the man.
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Riley Cooper

A sports blogger says suspended Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper will never suit up in a NFL uniform again. Cooper, 25, is still feeling the fallout from that N-bomb he dropped during a Kenny Chesney concert last week.

Jay Graves of Baarbershopsports.net theorizes that Cooper is done in the NFL because the balance of power flows from the locker room not from the Philadelphia Eagles front office.

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This Riley Cooper story has gone from laughable to ludicrous. The 25-year-old Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver was drunk when he used a racial slur at a country music concert. Cooper spazzed out at a black security guard who wouldn't let him backstage to meet Kenny Chesney. "I'll fight every nigger in here," Cooper said.

Normally when a redneck drops the n-word in a room full of rednecks, no one raises an eyebrow. But a concertgoer captured Riley's tirade on a cell phone and uploaded it to YouTube.

The response from the professional football league was swift. Cooper was fined an undisclosed sum of money, and he was forced to apologize more than once.

But that wasn't enough. In a tweet posted today, the Eagles front office announced that Cooper will be suspended from "all team activities" so he can "seek counseling."

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Riley Cooper

Unlike disgraced chef Paula Deen, a Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver was caught using the n-word on video. Riley Cooper, who heretofore was unknown outside of Philadelphia, was upset that a black security guard wouldn't let him backstage at a Kenny Chesney concert.

A concertgoer who witnessed the 25-year-old Riley's public meltdown sent this email to Deadspin.com:

Riley was going fucking nuts because he wasn't allowed backstage. He didn't have passes like some of the other players and was SO pissed that the stadium people wouldn't let him back just because he was Riley Cooper.

He had had been drinking since 11 AM (Kenny didn't go on until 8).
Feel free to use the attached pic of his car.

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