That was the headline.
Listen: Obama Just Said A Stunning Racial Slur During An Interview, Massive Debate Ensues
In fact, you can hear it yourself here. In an interview with Marc Maron on The WTF Podcast released Monday, President Obama and he discussed the issue of race in this country. The President himself described what they were talking about:
The legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination in almost every institution of our lives, you know, that casts a long shadow, and that’s still part of our DNA that’s passed on. We’re not cured of it.
Then a little later, he commented thusly:
And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say ‘nigger’ in public. That’s not the measure of whether racism still exists or not. It’s not just a matter of overt discrimination.
Can you believe our President–our first ever black President–was chastised for using the N-word? How stupid can people be?
Practically every news outlet and every commentator seems to think the President insulted somebody. Hey, folks! This man has had the epithet hurled at him for his whole life. He wasn’t slurring anybody. He was discussing race relations. Give him a break!