It’s been more than four years since Attorney General Eric Holder challenged us “cowards” to have that difficult discussion on race we as a nation have been putting off. Fast-forward to 2013, and CNN, inspired by the firing of a celebrity chef, decided to convene a panel to discuss the N-word. That special, hosted by Don Lemon and aired today, was cleverly titled, “The N Word.” Among the topics discussed, thanks to the testimony of George Zimmerman trial star witness Rachel Jeantel, was the comparative offense of “creepy ass cracker.”

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Didn’t Tommy Christopher clear all of this up last week when he explained that “cracker” is actually ” a proud nod to [Florida’s] history, and one’s own ancestry”? “Creepy ass” could very well be a compliment too; we’ll have to ask Alec Baldwin for his expertise.

Related:

‘Star witness’ Rachel Jeantel: ‘Creepy-ass cracker’ means ‘pervert’ in my culture

Matthew Modine: ‘Creepy ass cracker’ not racist when directed at George Zimmerman

Tommy Christopher: ‘Cracker’ is a compliment, you guys!