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President Barack Obama has used the “n-word” during an interview to argue that the US has yet to overcome its issues with racism.

“Racism, we are not cured of it,” the president said.

“And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say n***er in public.”

The radio interview came days after a mass shooting in South Carolina which police believe was racially motivated.

Barack Obama will deliver a eulogy at the funeral of one of the men killed.

Clementa Pinckney, a personal friend of the president, was state senator and pastor of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston where the attack took place.

In the interview, Barack Obama also lamented Congress’ lack of will to enact stricter gun controls.Barack Obama uses n word in radio interview

“It’s not just a matter of overt discrimination,” he told comedian Marc Maron in a podcast.

“Societies don’t, overnight, completely erase everything that happened 200 to 300 years prior.”

Barack Obama acknowledged that attitudes about race in the US have improved since his childhood, but he said that America’s history of enslaving black people “casts a long shadow and that’s still part of our DNA that’s passed on”.

The president has publicly used the n-word before but not as president. He used the word several times in his book Dreams from my Father.

Nine black worshippers were killed by gunman Dylann Roof during a bible study group at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.

Dylann Roof has been pictured holding the Confederate flag, a symbol used by southern states in the civil war when they tried to break away to prevent the abolition of slavery.

The shooting has restarted a debate over a Confederate flag that flies on the grounds of the South Carolina state capitol.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and others have called for the flag to be removed, calling it a symbol of racism.

President Barack Obama did not reference the flag in the interview, but he said on June 19 that the flag belongs in a museum and should not be flown.


Madonna has caused a stir after using a racial slur on her Instagram page.

The singer uploaded a snap of her son Rocco fighting in the boxing ring on Instagram on Friday alongside the caption: “No one messes with Dirty Soap! Mama said knock you out! #disn—–.”

After she was bombarded with complaints about use of the N-word from fans, Madonna deleted the image, only to re-upload it with another comment: “Ok let me start this again. #get off of my d— haters!”

Madonna uploaded a snap of her son Rocco fighting in the boxing ring on Instagram

Madonna uploaded a snap of her son Rocco fighting in the boxing ring on Instagram

Madonna later apologized in a statement, saying: “I am sorry if I offended anyone with my use of the N-word on Instagram. It was not meant as a racial slur…I am not a racist.”

The singer added: “There’s no way to defend the use of the word. It was all about intention…It was used as a term of endearment toward my son who is white. I appreciate that it’s a provocative word and I apologize if it gave people the wrong impression. Forgive me.”

Rocco is Madonna’s only child with ex-husband Guy Ritchie. She is also mum to teenage daughter Lourdes, from a previous relationship, and adopted kids Mercy and David.