Paula Deen's N-Word Controversy Explained

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Racist Jokes

Deen explained that non-offensive ways to use the N-word include repeating a conversation heard between staff in the kitchen or in the form of a joke. She admitted that her husband and other family members occasionally tell racial jokes at home.

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