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Mike Colter Is OK With Use Of The N-Word On 'Luke Cage'

Mike Colter’s leading role as superhero Luke Cage is kind of a big deal. While his character is attracting headlines for diversifying the whitewashed world of comic book shows, he’s also getting attention for using one specific word that’s known to arouse mixed feelings in the black community. The “Luke Cage” actor spoke with The Huffington Post’s Lauren Moraski on Friday and discussed why the controversial N-word was incorporated into the show’s script (a clip of the conversation can be seen above).
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