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Cain: Perry's camp slur insensitive

Presidential candidates Rick Perry, Ron Paul, Herman Cain and Jon Huntsman Jr. (L-R) arrive on stage before the start of the Republican presidential primary debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. UPI/Jim Ruymen | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/5936b0b95a535071e6314c487e0aa2ec/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Presidential candidates Rick Perry, Ron Paul, Herman Cain and Jon Huntsman Jr. (L-R) arrive on stage before the start of the Republican presidential primary debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. UPI/Jim Ruymen | License Photo

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain blasted Texas Gov. Rick Perry Sunday for the racial slur reportedly once written on a rock near his hunting camp.

The Washington Post reported "Niggerhead" was scrawled on a rock near the entrance of a West Texas hunting lodge purchased by Perry's family in the 1980s.

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"My reaction is, that's just very insensitive. That is a more vile negative word than the N-word and for him to leave it there as long as he did, before I hear that they finally painted it over is just plain insensitive to a lot of black people in this country," Cain said in an interview on "Fox News Sunday."

The parcel of land was called by the racial slur for years before Perry's family owned it, but it's unclear how long the name remained before the rock was painted over.

"Yes. It was painted over. But how long ago was it painted over?" Cain asked on ABC's "This Week."

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