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Larry Wilmore: Racial Reference to Obama Was 'Term of Endearment'


Comedian Larry Wilmore said he has no regrets about using the n-word during a speech about — and in front of — President Barack Obama over the weekend, calling it "a term of endearment."

Wilmore, the host of Comedy Central's "The Nightly Show," addressed the controversy on the air Monday night ...



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Larry Wilmore's use of 'n-word' highlights tension all African-Americans feel


... In this brief moment, Wilmore was able to connect with the president in a way that no previous headliner had. He also highlighted a type of tension that all African-Americans – including Obama – can relate to: that being black and "being black" are two different things ...


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Comedian Larry Wilmore speaks during the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner on Saturday night. Wilmore's use of the "n-word" in his stand-up routine in reference to President Barack Obama stirred controversy. Pool photo by Olivier Douliery/UPI
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Afterwards, Wilmore pounded his chest and pointed at the president. In response, the president thumped his own chest. With this gesture, Obama acknowledged his brotherhood with Wilmore, another black man from Chicago.

Black America has long had its own lexicon of coded language and symbols. But people of color that succeed in corporate or political life tend to pick up and drop the mannerisms, symbols or words that they have grown up with.

The phenomenon, known as code switching, can be thought of as acting differently in different situations. And to assimilate with those who wield power, we often feel pressured to be like them ...


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