THE BRONX - In the first-ever presidential podcast interview, President Barack Obama used the N-word to convey a message on racism in this country.
The president said that America's long history of racism has not been overcome, and that it's not just a matter of it being unacceptable to say the racial epithet in public.
News 12 asked Bronx residents what they thought of Obama's remarks.
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Many said that given the context of his response, using the word to make a point was appropriate. Others didn't think it was OK, regardless of the circumstances.