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This Actually Happened: CNN Panel Debates N-Word vs. Cracker: Which Is Worse?
Mediaite.com ^ | 12:46 pm, July 2nd, 2013 | Andrew Kirell

Posted on 07/02/2013 5:17:59 PM PDT by drewh

With the frenzy surrounding the George Zimmerman trial continually growing, CNN last night hosted a panel discussion on the use of the derogatory “n-word” versus “cracker,” asking “Which is worse?” in light of star witness Rachel Jeantel‘s claim that the late Trayvon Martin said he was being followed by a “crazy-ass cracker” the night of his own murder.

Don Lemon, who has taken up the mantle of exploring the “n-word” and its ramifications on CNN this past week, played moderator to the debate featuring Marc Lamont Hill, actor LeVar Burton, musician Wynton Marsalis, activist Tim Wise, editor Michael Skolnik, and filmmaker Rochelle Oliver.

Despite the segment’s open-ended question headline, the panelists all seemed to agree that the “n-word” is far worse than “cracker,” given the fact that “black and white are not the same,” and one has a deep history rooted in oppression whereas the other derogatory phrase references white people’s position of power.

Although the segment aimed in earnest for a serious discussion on the two phrases, Twitter comments indicate the the premise left many wondering: What more was needed to be said when the segment’s own title clearly spells out one word while purposely avoiding spelling out the other?

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1 posted on 07/02/2013 5:17:59 PM PDT by drewh
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To: smokingfrog

What about Hymie? /s


3 posted on 07/02/2013 5:20:30 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: drewh
Let me guess. Being the democrats that they are over at cnn they will conclude that the "N word" is worst because the "colored people are inferior to the normal white people" so it's okay to call the "white normal people" names because everybody knows the "white normal folks" are much stronger and more advanced in the human evolution and know how to take criticism.

Democrats have always been racist

4 posted on 07/02/2013 5:21:49 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: drewh

Nigger is far worse than cracker due to the history. There is no question. Anyone who denies has a severe case of persecution complex. Blacks have been truly institutionally persecuted, whites have not been.


5 posted on 07/02/2013 5:22:16 PM PDT by sagar
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To: mylife
point taken!


6 posted on 07/02/2013 5:22:31 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

So I guess fag is worse than cracker too. How ‘bout raghead and muzzie? The rocket scientists on the CNN “panel” need to hit them all so we’ll have the scoop on this stuff. This stuff is important. Especially now that we’ve got Whitey the Liberal out there playing the race card all of the time.


7 posted on 07/02/2013 5:22:47 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Former member of the GOP useful idiot voter base.)
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To: drewh

Heh. My comment from last Friday upon reading some goof-ball’s commentary where he wrote “creepy-a.. - cracker” with the middle word censored in his article.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3036993/posts?page=12#12

“creepy-a— cracker,”

I wonder if it had been Zimmerman calling Martin a “creepy-ass nigger” what word would have been censored?


8 posted on 07/02/2013 5:22:56 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: drewh

I love being called a cracker. That gives me license to call the epithet launcher a nigger (Oops, I meant n-word).


9 posted on 07/02/2013 5:23:16 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: drewh

stupid discussion given they aren’t even saying one of the words they’re debating.


10 posted on 07/02/2013 5:23:51 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: tsowellfan
Only Don Lemon knows if the N-Word is worse than cracker.


11 posted on 07/02/2013 5:24:16 PM PDT by drewh
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To: mylife

I’m not up on my Jewish slurs. I’ll defer to Jessie Jackson Sr.


12 posted on 07/02/2013 5:24:43 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: drewh

is wmf the worstest??


13 posted on 07/02/2013 5:26:04 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“This stuff is important.”

It would be helpful if they could print them all out on a wallet-sized card too.

There was some guy on TV last night (reporter - not some comedian!) with two index cards. And asking which words were okay to use.

One had nigga written on it, the other had nigger.


14 posted on 07/02/2013 5:26:59 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: drewh

Crackas ain’t “offended” by their derogatory name. So the ther one must be worse.


15 posted on 07/02/2013 5:27:16 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Goodbye America. Glad the majority of my years were spent during the good days.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

How about Jesus?? Apparently you can’t say that in our schools


16 posted on 07/02/2013 5:27:25 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: drewh

Feh. Just stick with “poopyhead” ;-)


17 posted on 07/02/2013 5:27:54 PM PDT by TheBigB (Al Sharpton would scream racism at a bowl of Cheerios.)
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To: drewh

Reminds me of this song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJuL-9Y00l8


18 posted on 07/02/2013 5:28:12 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: drewh

White boy is worse than cracka.


19 posted on 07/02/2013 5:28:31 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Goodbye America. Glad the majority of my years were spent during the good days.)
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To: drewh
What are words for? 4:31
20 posted on 07/02/2013 5:28:40 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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