Obama Calls Kanye 'Jackass' Again

In today's link roundup: The president says that Kanye West is a talented jackass. Plus: Meet the black men of The Titanic.

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Barack Obama (Kris Connor/Getty Images); Kanye West
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Obama calls Kanye a "jackass" again: It was two years ago when he first publicly insulted the rapper. Now he's standing by the statement, adding, "But he's talented," in a quote in the May issue of the Atlantic. The president must have checked the polls on this issue, because he seems to have captured the sentiment of the American people perfectly.

Meet the black men of The Titanic: They were Joseph Laroche, 26, a Haitian-born, French-educated engineer who was moving back to Haiti because he could not find work in his profession; and Victor Giglio, the son of an Italian father and Egyptian mother, the Huffington Post reports.

The shocking behavior of Zimmerman's attorneys: Slate's Emily Bazelon writes that, regardless of whose side you're on, you should be troubled by their behavior.

Whoopi Goldberg and Don Lemon support using full n-word: The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg and CNN anchor Don Lemon argued for journalists to say the full n-word on air while reporting stories. Lemon explained that he thinks a sanitized version "takes the value out of what the word really means."

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