James Collier, the author of a controversial pro-Obama op-ed with the headline “The N*gger in the White House”, explained that rather strong wording on CNN tonight, telling Don Lemon that “a great many people in the United States continue to think of President Obama as the n*gger.”
Lemon told Collier he had no problem with the word being used in that manner, the issue he had was that Collier did not once mention the word or explain why he used it in the op-ed, and so it looks like it was just done for the sake of being provocative.
Collier insisted “it was an appropriate title” for a piece that that’s pointing out “racism exists in the United States and there’s no getting around it.” He repeatedly insisted that while there are of course people who hate Obama for reasons that have nothing to do with race, but there are a serious number of far-right individuals who hate Obama solely for his race.
Watch the full interview here, via CNN:
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