Baltimore City Councilman Drops N-Word

Daily Caller
Baltimore City councilman Carl Stokes said Tuesday that Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and President Barack Obama should “just call” the rioters “niggers, not “thugs,” as protests continued in West Baltimore early in the evening. Stokes made ...

Is thug the new n-word? Baltimore riots reignite a national debate - ‎May 1, 2015‎
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake paused Saturday while speaking during a press conference after violence erupted following a march for Freddie Gray, who died from spinal injuries after he was arrested and transported in a police van.

Times Insider | How Loaded Is the Word 'Thug'? Readers React

New York Times - ‎May 1, 2015‎
When Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake of Baltimore referred to rioters in her city as “thugs,” her choice of words marked her as tone deaf among some of her constituents. Facing a backlash, she recanted her use of “thug,” saying, “There are no thugs in ...