As I’m positive you’ve heard by now – cable information anchors had been in full meltdown mode all through the day yesterday – Pres. Obama used the n-word. In public. Throughout an interview. An interview with the favored podcast, WTF with Marc Maron. The background on this, I suppose, is the horrible bloodbath in Charleston, South Carolina final week. The bigger background on that is that each time Obama says something about race, regardless of how seemingly cautious or seemingly ambiguous, he’s ripped to shreds by pundits and Beltway hacks. I’ve felt for a while now that Obama is doing the very best he can with America’s race relations, and the fixed strain to say this, try this, suppose this manner, replicate this, don’t say that, it’s all taken its toll on him. And now, in his final 18 months or so in workplace, he’s stopped caring about what he ought to or shouldn’t say and he’s stopped being cautious.
You may hear Marc Maron’s interview with the president here. I’m additionally together with the brief audio clip on the finish of the submit. Right here’s the context of Obama’s use of the n-word (and sure, I censored it).
“Racism, we aren’t cured of it. And it’s not only a matter of it not being well mannered to say n—er in public. That’s not the measure of whether or not racism nonetheless exists or not. It’s not only a matter of overt discrimination. Societies don’t, in a single day, utterly erase every little thing that occurred 200 to 300 years prior.”
As I mentioned, cable information was in full meltdown mode. The president stated the n-word! What does all of it imply? It means he’s sick and drained. It means he’s exhausted making an attempt to be all issues to all folks for the nation’s deep seated racial issues. It means we should always most likely look to the context of what he’s actually saying – that racism exists on this nation past the apparent, overt examples of racism, like utilizing the n-word or capturing 9 African-Americans in the midst of Bible examine.
So, does Pres. Obama get a go for utilizing the n-word? I’m certain there might be some folks crying, “Properly, why does he get to say it and I don’t?!” I hate that. But when I’m being trustworthy, his use of the phrase – even to make a very respectable level – makes me uncomfortable. However I additionally suppose the context of what he’s saying, his bigger level, is extra necessary than the “Obama mentioned the n-word” headlines.
Images courtesy of Marc Maron’s Twitter, WENN.
Pres. Obama used the n-word through the ‘WTF with Marc Maron’ podcast
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