Paula Deen's N-Word Controversy Explained

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Black vs. African-American

Deen said that when telling Jackson about the waiters, she used the word Black to describe them as she doesn't "usually use African-American." "I try to go with whatever the Black race is wanting to call themselves at each given time. I try to go along with that and remember that," she said.  (Photo: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

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