The BBC got it just right, I think, in this report:
US President Barack Obama has used the “n-word” during an interview to argue that the United States has yet to overcome its issues with racism.
“Racism, we are not cured of it,” the president said. “And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say nigger in public.”
Here is the rest of that paragraph, as told to WTF podcast host Marc Maron: “That’s not the measure of whether racism still exists or not. Read more