First It Was Michael Richards.
Then It Was Don Imus.
Now it's Ralph Papitto...
Until recently he was the chairman of the Board of Trustees at a respected Rhode Island university.
Seems he used the N-word at a recent Roger Williams University Trustees meeting, as board members were lamenting about how difficult it had been to recruit black members for their group.
"It kind of slipped out," explained the now-ousted board leader who, as a big donor to the school, will retain the title "Chairman Emeritus."
Tongues appear to be slipping more and more, revealing the psychic core of race hatred that lurks close beneath the surface of "decent" America.
The AP report of the Papitto incident is easily accessed, but rather than rewrite the Michael Richards story for Stereotype & Society, or the Imus reiteration, just go back to the original Richards post, reimagine the context to fit the board room, and insert the name “Ralph Papitto.” The rest will take itself.
Same old story. Just fill in the blanks.
For further reading, see Sigmund Freud, The Psychopathology of Everyday Life.