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Former CNN host Piers Morgan weighed in on the use of the N-word, and John Legend quickly shut his theory down.

In a column for the Daily Mail titled, “If black Americans want the N-word to die, they will have to kill it themselves,” Morgan called for blacks to eradicate the term as a solution to banning use of the word by all races. 

From Vibe:

He wrote:

Yet far from receding in society, it’s spreading; out of the once clearly defined confines of private usage in the black community, into the public hallways of every school in America.

This has to be wrong, doesn’t it?

Better, surely, to have it expunged completely. Eradicated, obliterated, tied to a literary post and whipped into such brutal submission that it never rears its vicious head again.

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John Legend took to Twitter with his responses to Morgan’s essay. Needless to say he denounced the idea:


Morgan attempted to intervene on Legend, but he did not back down:



Did Piers Morgan have a point, or was John Legend’s dismissal accurate?

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