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.