President Obama Drops N-Word During Podcast About Charleston, Race Relations
Is accused church massacre killer Dylann Roof really the author of the hate-filled manifesto posted online - or did an accomplice write it for him?
Jack Levin, an expert on mass killers, said he does not believe Roof, a high school dropout, has the intelligence to write the manifesto.
In one passage, Roof writes about starting a race war. "I have no choice. I am not in a position to go into the ghetto alone and fight... Someone has to have the bravery to take it to the real world and I guess that has to be me."
The manifesto was posted online along with 60 photos of roof in sickening poses, including pointing his .45-caliber Glock pistol at the camera, and burning and spitting on American flag.
He also posed at a number of Confederate heritage sites and museums and waved the Confederate flag. Where all those photos taken with a timer, or did someone else take those photos?
We're also learning more about Roof's family life. His stepmother, Paige Mann, released childhood photos of Roof, saying he was once "a sweet kid" and grew to be "a painfully shy loner" and a germaphobe.
She raised him and gave him the distinctive bow-cut hairstyle, which he has kept since he was three years old.
Meanwhile, during a podcast, President Obama used the n-word to make a point about the state of racial relations and the church massacre.
“It's not just a matter of it not being polite to say n------ in public. That's not the measure of whether racism still exists or not. It's not just a matter of overt discrimination. Societies don't, overnight, completely erase everything that happened 200 to 300 years prior,” he said during a podcast interview with Marc Maron.
INSIDE EDITION spoke to Maron about his reaction to the President using the n-word: “He used it deliberately to make a point," he said. Maron records his weekly podcast in his garage in a suburb of Los Angeles and neighbors were shocked when they saw the presidential motorcade pulling up at Maron’s house on Friday.
The healing continued as 15,000 people marched across a bridge in Charleston, S.C. It followed emotional scenes as the Emanuel A.M.E. Church reopened its doors and held Sunday services in an atmosphere of grief, but also unity.
Family members who lost loved ones are being hailed for their compassion as they came face-to-face with Roof in court via video link Friday.
What followed was pure drama - as one by one grieving families of the victims were allowed to direct statements at Roof.
“You took something very precious away from me. I will never talk to her ever again. I will never be able to hold her again. But I forgive you,” said a family member of a victim.
The victims once lived and loved, and their legacies will live and love, so hate won't win.
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