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The Media and the N-Word

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July 19, 2012

One of the quickest ways for celebrities to make headlines is to use the N-word. Gwyneth Paltrow, John Mayer and Laura Schlessinger, aka “Dr. Laura,” have done it, and Paltrow did it most recently. In June, she stirred controversy by tweeting the name of a rap song by Jay-Z and Kanye West that features the derogatory term.

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