How can we blame Bill Maher for using the "N" word when Black entertainers use it constantly? Intent is what matters and clearly Maher was using the "N" word in the same way that many African Americans use it. He was using a metaphor popularized by Malcolm X who actually said "House Negro and Field Negro". There was no pejorative intent intended. I do not use the "N" word because I heard it at school and in my neighborhood all the time directed towards me. I know the difference between evil intent and a benign usage. We have to stop being so sensitive. This smacks of hypocrisy.
"Discussing his new book, Sasse told Maher he would be welcome in Nebraska as “we’d love to have you work in the fields with us”.