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President Barack Obama used the n-word while discussing race relations in a recent podcast interview.

Obama said the word during an interview on “WTF with Marc Maron,” which was posted in full this morning.

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“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. 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 exists or not. It’s not just a matter of overt discrimination. Societies don’t overnight completely erase everything that happened 2-300 years prior," he said.

Radio show host Garland Nixon said it’s a good thing Obama used the word, arguing that it prompts people who wouldn’t normally talk about race to discuss the issue.

“It is beneath the office of the president,” radio show host David Webb said, charging Obama with playing into a narrative to push an agenda.

Listen to the podcast here.

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