President Obama, speaking with Marc Maron on his "WTF" podcast, on race relations:
"It is incontrovertible that race relations have improved significantly during my lifetime and yours. What is also true is that the legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination in almost every institution of our lives -- that casts a long shadow and that's still part of our DNA that's passed on. The United States is not "cured" of racism. 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 racism."
People freaked over the n-word, when all Obama was doing was using it to make a point. And speaking of freaking out …