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Obama Says Nigger, May Be Fired for Hate Speech

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Lex Jurgen - June 22, 2015

Obama went on Marc Maron's WTF podcast to seem relatable and become the first sitting President to publicly utter the word nigger. In discussing the shooting in Charleston, Obama mentioned on the podcast that progress in racial relations was more than 'outcry over 'people using the word nigger in public'. CNN and others breathlessly clipped the quote then bleeped and struck it out because you can't properly discuss the impact of a word without first making sure nobody ever hears or sees it.

Obama halts ten seconds between each word so you know he chooses them carefully. This didn't just slip out. This was his emphasis on appearing serious about race in America. Either that or he owns a piece of Maron's podcast and wanted to blister the downloads. This monumental moment in the history of the N-Word is mitigated slightly by the fact the President and his cadre of appropriate minders have helped fuel the very political correctness wave that has prevented an open and honest discussion of racism in the first place. Narrowing free speech and debate have punched social and intellectual progress in the nuts. Politicians get ousted, teachers get fired, public figures get reamed in all forums if anybody dares speak frankly and starkly. Bonus points to you Barack for putting on the big boy pants. But if you're going to continue to shit them, you might as well stick to the rubber trainers.

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