Tom Burlington, former reporter/anchor for Fox29 in Philadelphia fired for use of N-word.

*The age old argument over whites not being able to use the N-word, yet African Americans can has reared its ugly head yet again.

A former tv anchorman was fired from his job in 2007, for using the N-word at a staff meeting.  The improper use of the word during a conversation about a colleague’s story on Philadelphia’s NAACP Youth Council’s “symbolic burial” of the word is allegedly what prompted the station to fire the anchor.

Now, he’s suing for racial discrimination against him because he’s white and he alleges that blacks had used the word in the workplace. (more…)