As many Americans are rightly opposed to displaying the Confederate Flag because of the obvious racial history associated with it, others are praising the use of the N-word.
Here’s What People Across America Had to Say About President Obama’s Use of the ‘N-Word’
May 23, 2015 by VICTORIA TAFT
MSNBC pundit Michael Eric Dyson says he thinks it’s ‘incredibly important’ President Obama used the ‘n’ word during an interview with a podcaster on a show called ‘WTF’.
“Look, those of us who have been pressing President Obama to speak more explicitly and more articulately about race, this is part of the payoff.
He chooses his words carefully, he chooses his point of entry carefully, but I think this was an incredibly important moment in intervention on behalf of the American public by our president, the president of the entire United States of America to talk specifically and particularly about using that n-word.”
The Georgetown University Sociology professor says the President used the word as a shock:
“What he was doing was shocking us. It’s a shock to the system, a jarring reminder of the intemperate use of that word and how it’s been connected to legacies of white supremacy that he brilliantly and forthrightly has addressed and certainly in this case did again.”
Radio host and author Larry Elder told CNN’s Jake Tapper he doesn’t know why anyone’s surprised:
“I’m kind of surprised that people are surprised, Jake. He wrote a book, his first book, where he did use the ‘n’ word. You can even hear Obama using the ‘n’ word in his book on tape. To me, the lead ought to be his negative view about race relations in America. My goodness!”
Former Congressman Harold Ford told MSNBC’s Morning Joe that he believes the President could have made his point without using the racist epithet.
Vox opined that even though the President’s point in using the word was ‘vague’, the media reaction ‘proved’ his point.
Some believed the President sent mixed messages by using the epithet:
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