On MSNBC this morning, network contributor Michael Eric Dyson reacted to President Obama saying the n-word in an interview with comedian and podcaster Marc Maron. Dyson called Obama's comments an example of President Obama speaking "more articulately about race." Dyson called it a "payoff" for those pushing Obama to speak more explicitly.
"He chooses his words carefully, he chooses his point of entry carefully, but I think this was an incredibly important moment in intervention on behalf of the American public by our president, the president of the entire United States of America to talk specifically and particularly about using that n-word," Dyson said.
"This is a man who knows so much more than he's been willing to or allowed to speak about in public spaces."
Dyson called Obama's use of the n-word an "intervention" on behalf of American public.