President Obama has been recorded saying the N-word while making a point about living in a so-called post-racial society. The venue was the podcast of Marc Maron, a comedian, reports TMZ. The timing was apropos in light of the controversy that Chuck Todd’s Meet The Press Sunday segment featuring all black gunmen brought, along with claims that Todd was blocking folks on Twitter, as reported by the Inquisitr. It was the same day that Judy Mozes called Obama Coffee “black and weak” on Twitter, before deleting the tweet and apologizing.
“Racism we are not cured of. Clearly. And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say ‘n*****’ in public. That’s not the measure of whether racism still exits or not. It’s not just a matter of overt racism. We have — societies don’t just erase overnight everything that happened 200 to 300 years prior.”
Indeed, Obama’s use of the N-word, reports CNN, underscored the president’s message about the focus on the N-word not being the pivotal point or measure of racism or the lack thereof in America. As a result, the podcast is certainly getting plenty more airplay due to the N-word controversy.
Maron discussed his podcast interview, where President Obama used the N-word with punch to make a point, reports the New York Times.
Named the WTF with Marc Maron podcast — Episode 613, the WTF with Marc Maron recording shows that President Obama’s thoughts on plenty of racist actions that have happened in recent weeks in America are beyond the simple usage of the N-word. The racism that some say is still alive and well in America isn’t simply as overt as refraining from or saying the N-word, but goes beyond to deeper ingrained societal and class-based beliefs, the president tried to convey.
While TMZ called President Obama’s use of the N-word a calculated move, especially in light of comedian Byron Allen recently criticizing the Commander-in-Chief and dropping the N-word himself to do so, others may wonder why it’s okay for the president to use the N-word whilst others are raked over the coals for doing so. To that point, a word about context may have something to do with the usage of the N-word. While President Obama used the N-word to make a point about overt and covert issues of racism, comedian Michael Richards infamously used the N-word in a hateful manner when combating hecklers by linking the N-word to lynching threats.
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