Piers Morgan, formerly of CNN, thought he wrote something revolutionary about black people's use of the N word on Monday and rightfully found himself in the middle of a shitnado. Luckily, my part-time boyfriend John Legend was lingering around.

A million essays and theses have been written about the word "nigga," so certainly Morgan introduced an original, nuanced angle to push the discussion forward?

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Nope. In an article for The Daily Mail, which was a response to this Washington Post piece, Morgan suggested that once black people stop saying "nigga," it'll create a ripple effect and everyone will wake up and stop saying "nigga" because that's how racism works, the end. Morgan wrote:

...Far from receding in society, it's spreading; out of the once clearly defined confines of private usage in the black community, into the public hallways of every school in America.

This has to be wrong, doesn't it?

Better, surely, to have it expunged completely. Eradicated, obliterated, tied to a literary post and whipped into such brutal submission that it never rears its vicious head again.

In summation, fdakfndafkdakfjdakf whipped fkdafkdlfahskdf. Morgan walked into a meeting on how to attack racism and screamed, "Why don't you just…" So John Legend reacted thusly:

Morgan stubbornly debated Legend on the issue while going on a retweet-spree all of Monday to try to "engage" and prove he's smarter than everyone.

Legend also RT'd a couple gems from Ta-Nehisi Coates. Few can break it down better:

And yet, Morgan, the last person on Earth who should battle with Coates about race in America, referred to his reaction as "ignorant."

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As of this morning, John Legend is still amazing and Piers Morgan still thinks he's correcting all the world's ills because he's retweeting people like this:

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