Co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Elisabeth Hasselbeck got into a heated debate on the ABC show “The View” about using the n-word after Jesse Jackson reportedly uttered it last week about Barack Obama. Should it be used under any circumstances? Dan Abrams is joined by NPR's John Ridley and MSNBC political analyst Joe Watkins.

This video is from MSNBC's Verdict, broadcast July 17, 2008.

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