It's time to let the N-word die

There is only one way to strip a divisive word of its power

Originally Published: November 15, 2013
By Skip Bayless | ESPN.com

This is strictly one man's opinion – one white man's. Take it or leave it. But know from the start this opinion of an impossibly complex issue comes from the most real and raw depth of my being.

This is very personal, as you will see.

This is about the N-word.

To me, it is the most despicable word in the English language – verbal evil – and I cannot bring myself to speak it even when explaining to the editor of this column why I detest it. I have long wished ...

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