Rush Limbaugh: Thanks To Rachel Jeantel I Can Say ‘N***a’ (AUDIO)

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Fatimah Mazhar
Rush Limbaugh thought that it was appropriate for him to use the term ‘N***a’ after Trayvon Martin’s friend Rachel Jeantel said that "n---a" was a non-racist term, while "n----r" was.

Rush Limbaugh thought that it was appropriate for him to use the term ‘N***a’ after Trayvon Martin’s friend Rachel Jeantel said that "n---a" was a non-racist term, while "n----r" was.

Jeantel, was the last person Martin spoke to on the phone before the attack that led to his murder. And in her interview with Piers Morgan she said that she thought "n---a" was a non-racist term that could be applied to any man, whereas "n----r" wasn’t. Limbaugh quickly grabbed the opportunity and said, “So, n---a with an ‘a’ on the end,” he said, before adding, “I think I can now. Isn't that the point? Because it's not racist! I could be talking about a male.”

Turns out, what Limbaugh thought was not racist, is indeed racist for people who are have now taken to Twitter and are bashing the radio host for openly using the derogatory term on a public forum.

The problem with Limbaugh’s usage of the word is indeed a controversial statement in itself but what’s worse is the fact that he ‘permitted’ himself to use it after referring to Jeantel’s statement who was a witness in George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin shooting, a case which is widely associated with racism in the United States especially after the verdict of the Florida jury who didn’t find Zimmerman guilty.

A lot of protests and some violent demonstrations took place this week following the court’s ruling on the shooting. A huge debate over racism in America has surfaced. Without any doubt, Rush Limbaugh said the wrong words at the wrong time. 

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