As a person of African descent, I am always insulted by the use of terms that are derogatory to any minority group, regardless of who is making use of the words. Not only am I appalled that this VP candidate used the term, but I am just as shocked that the Journal would actually repeat the comments made.
The Journal should not be afraid to call a spade a spade. It should not be afraid of being seen to side with a white individual over a person from a visible minority in a matter of race relations. Simply because he is also from a visible minority does not give him the right to make blatantly racist comments.
The Queen's Journal ended up endorsing neither team... quite the cop out.