In an interview on the WTF podcast on Monday, Barack Obama said the word "n- - - -r" as part of a wider argument about racism being alive and well in America.

Racism, we are not cured of it. And it's not just a matter of it not being polite to say n- - - -r 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 200 or 300 years prior.

  • Barack Obama
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