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.”
I already hate this new Brady Bunch remake. pic.twitter.com/mJ2VhtgjP1
— Allan Brauer (@allanbrauer) July 2, 2013
@allanbrauer Holy crap tell me this is photoshopped at not actually on CNN
— PPizzmoe (D-CA) (@pizzmoe) July 2, 2013
— Jared Keller (@jaredbkeller) July 1, 2013
— Barbarian Capital (@BarbarianCap) July 1, 2013
— Rod Coleman (@colemanrod) July 2, 2013
— Hilary Parker (@hspter) July 2, 2013
You have to understand CNN thinks the offensive "n word" is "news"
— Matt Sussman (@suss2hyphens) July 1, 2013
On @CNN they debated which is worse – Cracker or the N-word? Since you're censoring one of the two, doesn't that answer the question?
— Troy Hughes™ (@TommySledge) July 2, 2013
CNN, if your chyron compares 'cracker' to 'n-word' then it's self evident which is more offensive. Hint: it's the one you can't say.
— Will Henderson (@willhenderson) July 2, 2013
CNN debating what's more insensitive "cracker"/"the n word" (swear to god). If you can't actually say the 1 wrd, it's probably the winner.
— Rick Monti (@Aldo_Monti) July 2, 2013
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.
Don Lemon is a Cornball Brother for that "Stop the N word" special
— CJ (@CJ_2k_) July 2, 2013
Really bummed that CNN didn't have a white supremacist via hologram on the panel for the "N-word vs. 'cracker'; which is worse?" segment.
— Peter Tinti (@petertinti) July 2, 2013
— Sara Kenigsberg (@skenigsberg) July 1, 2013
The debate on whether the "n word" or "cracker" is worse was the dumbest thing I've seen on cnn… ever. #iatethebones
— Patrick Allen (@SirPatAllen) July 2, 2013
Q: N Word Vs. Cracker: Which is Worse? Answer: CNN #stupidcrackers
— Izzy, Meme Producer (@ICF_19XX) July 2, 2013