On Power Talk with Lorraine Jacques-White, we discussed the word that offends African-Americans all across the nation. That word is the N-Word, which has been used in a negative tone by White Americans  to describe black people. Our special guest was Kristen West Savali a writer for  the Huffington Post and Clutch Magazine.

Over the past few weeks there have been a lot of debates around the use of the “N-Word” by famed actress Gwyneth Paltrow, the best friend of Beyonce Knowles.  The two women were in Paris recently attending a Kanye and Jay Z concert, when Gwyneth Paltrow decided to go on Twitter and let the world know that there were actually some real “N-Words” in Paris.

This tweet sparked a lot of outrage by the African-American community, who were not happy with her use of the word. However, many celebrities defended the Caucasian actress, implying that she get a pass because she is cool with the crew.  This brought about the question of the day: Do certain people get a special pass to use the “N-Word”?

Take a listen to the show:

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