CNN’s Kirsten Powers: Covington students called classmate ‘n*gger’ using hand gesture

CNN’s Kirsten Powers: Covington students called classmate ‘n*gger’ using hand gesture
Kirsten Powers (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Hand gesture? Will that replace the dog whistle?]

CNN political analyst and USA Today columnist Kirsten Powers bizarrely claimed on Monday that Covington Catholic High School students referred to a black classmate as a racial slur with silent hand gestures to their harassers — who were actually saying the word.

The alleged gesture occurred in the lead up to a confrontation between some of the school’s students and a Native American activist on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during Friday’s March for Life event in Washington, D.C.


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The Black Hebrew Israelites … compare the students to dogs and hyenas and challenge them to a fight. At one point, as Powers notes, the harassers shouted at the students: “Ya’ll got one n***er in the crowd!”

The CNN analyst then claims one of the two students who responded to the slur, held up one finger — in her mind, “apparently referring to the one black boy in the group.”

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