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Should The N-word Be Used?
After a skirmish during an NBA game, Clippers' Matt Barnes (right) sent out a tweet using the racial epitaph. A debate began asking is it culturally OK to keep the N-word alive.
Whitlock: Enough Already
Jason Whitlock takes issue with many national voices who freely admit to using the word, from Charles Barkley and Michael Wilbon to Jay Z. Story
Bayless: Time To Let N-word Die
Speaking from a mostly personal perspective, Skip Bayless writes there is only one way to strip a divisive word of its power. Just stop using it. Story
Adande: NBA At Loss For Words
The NBA struggled to send a message following Matt Barnes' controversial tweet displaying a lack of ability to self-police, ESPN's J.A. Adande writes. Story
Shelburne: Barnes not unaware
Matt Barnes is painfully aware of the force and ugliness of the epithet he tweeted, Ramona Shelburne writes. Story