President Obama‘s speech this Saturday night was controversial for more than just his call for African Americans to “stop complaining.”
It has become even more of a hot topic for how the Associated Press spelled “complaining” in the headline of the story.
The AP wrote “complainin” with a dropped g.
Now, the debate amongst many is was the AP’s dropped g racist?
On MSNBC, the African-American author Karen Hunter complained the news service transcribed Obama’s speech without cleaning it up as other outlets did–specifically including the “dropped g’s.”
Via the AP version:
“Take off your bedroom slippers. Put on your marching shoes,” he said, his voice rising as applause and cheers mounted. “Shake it off. Stop complainin’. Stop grumblin’. Stop cryin’. We are going to press on. We have work to do.”