"What [David] understood was that is a line that he can not cross and even his comedy can not cross", Dyson said.
Bill Maher opened Friday night's episode of Real Time by obliquely referencing the controversy surrounding his casual use of the "n-word" from last week. Ben Sasse (R-NE) during last week's broadcast of his program.
"Real Time" host Bill Maher is not one to show remorse for the things he's said in the past.
To his credit, Maher issued an apology for his racial slur gaffe.
"We need to get to the root of the psyche", he continued.
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Citing a racism "resurgence" in the country, Dyson, a Georgetown professor of sociology and author, responded by encouraging Maher to continue acknowledging the "unconscious reflex" of white privilege. I just wanna know two questions. He quickly pivoted to talking about "someone who had a worse week than me, Donald Trump". "But it doesn't matter that it wasn't said in malice ― it wasn't ― if it brought back pain to people, that's why I apologize, really, and I reiterate tonight". "The word was offensive and I regret saying it and am very sorry".
Cube challenged Maher later in the show, Entertainment Weekly reported. "I like your show but I think this is a teachable moment, not just for you but for everyone watching". And his use of the n-word last week, he said, was worth apologizing for.
Dyson, an African-American, said that he took a lot of heat for agreeing to come on Maher's show on the notion that it would seem to excuse his remark. "But the coolest and most honorable white boys are the ones that choose not to act on that pass because they understand the history, pain and insensitivity behind the use of the n-word".
Maher said that his use of the word "cost me a little bit of political capital".
Joining him in the debate was hip-hop historian/educator/author Michael Eric Dyson and rapper Ice Cube. "You can use it as a weapon. And you can't have it back". Cube was there to promote the release of his album "Death Certificate" for its 25th anniversary and also to talk about Maher's transgression. And it's been used as a weapon against us by white people and we're not going to let that happen again by nobody because it's not cool...