Skip to comments.Dr. Laura Schlessinger In Hot Water, Again ("N" Word)
Posted on 08/13/2010 8:24:20 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Former San Diego radio personality Dr. Laura Schlessinger finds herself in yet another pot of hot water. Yesterday on her national radio program, the outspoken host made what many are labeling racist remarks, and repeatedly used the n-word.
Her words: "Black guys use it all the time. Turn on HBO and listen to a black comic, and all you hear is nigger, nigger, nigger. I don't get it. If anybody without enough melanin says it, it's a horrible thing. But when black people say it, it's affectionate."
Later, the on-air discussion with a caller identified as a black woman went like this:CALLER: Is it OK to say that word? Is it ever OK to say that word?
DR. LAURA: It depends how it's said. Black guys talking to each other seem to think it's okay.
CALLER: But you're not black, they're not black, my husband is white.
DR. LAURA: Oh, I see, so a word is restricted to race. Got it. Can't do much about that.
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She made a good point. If it’s a bad word, it’s wrong for ANYONE to use it. The double standard is ridiculous.
If she is going to try an make an issue of this, she will lose.
I haven’t respected the Dr. for a while since she caved to the Homosexual bullies but she is right on this and the way she said it wasn’t racist at all.
Apology or not... it is just a word and if the black race wants to use it then it is part of American discourse. There are no uber rights of speech due to skin color... even though activists want there to be. Personally... as a cracker... I could care less what anyone calls me.
You see, dear White reader, it’s OK for Blacks to call each other the word. Then the word is a term of affection, because, as you are supposed to know, Blacks are never racist. However, dear White reader, the word is a trap for you. The same word that was a term of affection is now magically transformed into a racist, hate-filled word! It’s because, as you are supposed to know, ALL Whites are racist even if they aren’t. If you even QUOTE the word, you are racist.
Maybe this is because the people yelling and screaming don’t really know what “quote” means, and just hear a White saying it, and see an opportunity to get some more points on their race card.
She should not have apologized. She was discussing a double-standard and her apology emphasizes that hypocrisy.
What is going to happen someday is that all this PC crap is going to be swept away because someday enough people are going blow their collective tops at the pc crowd and their political enablers and wipe them from the face of the earth.
This is complete BS.
“Never apologize, it’s a sign of weakness.”
Same goes with the word “fag”. I would never use it, but my gay hairdresser uses it the same way blacks throw around the “n” word....as a term of endearment.
In my book (which is a little dated), a fag was a cigarette.
She did nothing wrong. As to it being a “bad word,” it’s a word — like “honky,” “cracker,” or Sherrod’s “their own kind.” If you don’t like it, don’t use it. But, there are people who fit the description — and Americans have a constitutional right to Free Speech. It’s time for all of us to stop living in dread of the negro’s money-making “racist” smears. I’ll use the word anytime I wish if I consider it appropriate to those I am referencing.
Just the fact that she’s in “hot water” proves the point of what she said. I wish she hadn’t apologized. It’s really time for those falsely accused of being racist to stop groveling. That’s the only way this nonsense will ever stop.
With red hair, I have been called many names such as “red”, “Carrot top”, “little Red” all my life. I guess I should really push for no one to be able to use these words. (sic)
If black folks didn’t use that word it would have fallen into the ashbin of linguistic history by now.
I was never a really big fan of her show. Just didn't find it that interesting
Unfortunately, those offended by mere words are the bottom of the gene pool, un-educated, and/or, educated in the Liberal teachings of their masters and unable to fend for themselves without assistance....
Unless, of course, you understand that there are dollars to be made by exploiting free speech......
Agreed. Call me whatever you wish, just don’t call me late for supper.
It’s not okay for me to say the “N” word, even when discussing the use of the “N” word, but I can make a HIP-HOP record and video shouting the “N” word and other vulgarities and sell millions of them and nobody says a thing..............
She did not hear what this caller's was saying, she chose to go off on tangent about the "N" word and did not address the caller concern at all. She made her point and now she looks like a jerk. If she had seen her caller as a person in pain asking for help, instead of trying to display her "smarts" she would not be in this position.
Your mistake was APOLOGIZING, Laura!!!
You are spot-on, as speech is now forbidden just because some vote-panderers decided they could keep people at their mercy/dependence by doing so.
A lot of Lawyers live off the designations of offensive words/acts, which is just another "follow the money" operation.
People apologizing when they are right is like paying the kidnapper ransom.
One victim pays and then the kidnappers multiply.
You get it! Thanks for the post!
I "wondered" when they found her mother dead in a crappy apartment not far from her luxurious Beverly Hills. note: Even I know you are supposed to take care of mom. (Don't need a Dr. to know that)
Then she did some other stuff, I can't recall. (was Jewish, wasn't Jewish, etc.)
now she's a rapper.
Come on Laura, retire already.
What ever happened to “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but names can never hurt me”?
I don’t give a damn what anyone calls me unless it’s coming from someone I care for. Then I know something is wrong. Other than that, it’s just words.
I'd love to be in a position to tell some black people "I sometimes use the 'N'-word when describing a few people." After they go flash the Race card and go ballistic, I'd xpand by saying "'N'-words like "Nitwit" or "Nincompoop".
I agree with her point.
And IMO, the n word, is more a description of the way a person behaves and that persons attitude, than it is based on the color of ones skin.
Good point by Laura. If cracker, honkey and other other ethnic slur is OK, what should any group be off limits? I think we are approaching the point when it will again be OK to say anything you damn well please as the racist charge is so overused it not longer registers or has an impact.
And nowadays, both the words "fag" and "cigarette" are considered to be "offensive."
I thought of that same sketch myself.....that was probably the greatest SNL episode of all time.
Only Lenny Bruce could straighten this out...
Why don’t white people go around calling each other “crackers.”
to go DR Laura!! Unlike Obama I’d say she has a set of cajones (hope I spelled that correctly. She made a very good point and got it across.
BTW I don’t think you could see them in any of her pics.
But using “white nigger” is ok. And what about cracker, honky?
I had a conversation with a black friend about this very thing. I asked him if the ‘N’ word is vulgar/racist? He said that when it comes from whites it is. I said, well if it’s so vulgar and blacks get upset about it and if whites say it, why do blacks continue to use the word? He said because they use it, they’ve turn it from a word of slander to a word of empowerment. I looked at him and when, ‘Huh?’. I told him that there is strong evidence to suggest that if it wasn’t for blacks constantly using the word and ‘reminding’ people of it, that the word would have disappeared into history long ago. Blacks need to realize that by ‘empowering themselves’, they shoulder a greater responsibility for this word still being around. My 10 year old nephew would doubtless never have known about this word if he hadn’t heard it accidentally while watching a black rap video and then asking my sister about it.
If I have heard the n-word 1000 times in my life, 998 of the times it was from a black.
Because our “race” is not an issue in our everyday life.
No one has told us for generations that it should be our focus.
From your fingers to Gods ears! ;)
Until my black neighbor got married and settled down he used to be on his cell phone outside frequently and spoke loudly. He spoke a strange ghetto language that I was only able to describe as “niggamofo”, based on the most common words he used in every conversation.
He is actually a great neigbor and has given me help a few times, but I am so glad wifey has calmed him down and I don’t hear that talk anymore.
Look using the N- word is like guys that use Mother F-—er, if their tight friends out drinking it can be affection, you call a someone you don’t know the your going to get a black eye
I’ve used it all my life and I don’t give a damn what anyone thinks!
The F-word is wrong, but I can use it with impunity, because I’m a whore.
It is an offensive word/term, meant to shock. That’s why rappers, comedians, etc. use it. It is unlikely it will ever cease to be an offensive word. Although if over-used enough it can take the sting out of it. Just look at “racist” — it has become almost funny, a badge of honor even, to be called racist by a ‘lib. Means they really have run out of useful debating points...
“If she is going to try an make an issue of this, she will lose.”
She did try to make an issue out of it, and what she said makes sense. But she has already lost.