Wed, Feb 20, 2013 5:09 PM EST

Colorlines' **Managing Editor** Akiba Solomon was featured on Al-Jazeera's ["The Stream"](http://stream.aljazeera.com/) as part of a nuanced and in-depth discussion of the "n-word." Also weighing in on the word's history and appropriateness were esteemed racial thinkers Cornell West, Tim Wise, Raquel Cepeda, and Michael Smith.