Watching CNN in the gym:
White CNN commentators: Omg the president said the n-word we’re so shocked?!!?!!?
Black guest commentators: we’re not shocked and focusing on the word wasn’t the point at all. Especially since it was used in context and to talk about how that word isn’t a litmus test on whether racism still exists. The point is racism was and still is pervasive and systemic and nefarious, a fact that isn’t shocking to us either. Focusing on the use of the n-word takes away from the bigger and most interesting point. The use of the n-word in the interview is the least interesting part of what he was saying.
CNN commentators: but he used the n-word though??$!!!!!
Me: I give up.