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Paula Deen on Today: I Don’t Know If the N-Word Is Offensive, but I Regret Saying It

Paula Deen | Photo Credits: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Paula Deen told Matt Lauer on the Today show Wednesday morning  that she only used the N-word once 30 years ago and that she’s still not quite sure if it’s offensive to African-Americans.

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