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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Liberal white people are always calling blue collar white people “crackers.” Also “rednecks” and other slurs. And don’t forget all those ethnic slurs from one white ethnic group to another.
Hey, the esteemed Senator Robert C. Byrd used the N word at least twice in a national interview with the wonderful late Tony Snow. Did he catch any grief in the mainstream media?
Wow. Dr. Laura said that word a lot. She sure wasn’t niggardly in her use of it.
If I hear the n-word spoken and turn around to see who said it, which am I most likely to see:
A. A white racist
B. A black
C. A black rapper
D. A suburban white kid, pretending to be a black rapper
Nor is it okay to read The Nigger of the Narcissus by Joseph Conrad nor the brilliant short story by Flannery O'Connor, The Artifical Nigger.
Probably best to stop reading the classics. Period. For the children, ya know...
“If black folks didnt use that word it would have fallen into the ashbin of linguistic history by now.”
That’s absolutely true, THEY won’t let it go away.
“And nowadays, both the words “fag” and “cigarette” are considered to be “offensive.” “
And donning gay apparel is more appropriate for Project Runway than for the yuletide season.
Things are looking rather dark for her. I hope she isn’t spooked by all of this criticism. She has to learn that it is a jungle out there.
I caught Rick Sanchez(?) getting frazzled over this issues. He must have spent a good 45 minutes moaning and groaning over it and likely had to take meds to make it through the show. He was the most pathetic sight during the few times I switched over CNN to see if he was still agonized over Dr. Laura. Actually it was pathetic and funny at the same time. Sanchez is such a loser.
She makes an excellent point. I used to stop of at a go-go sometimes on my way home from work and they used to play a lot of rap or hip hop style songs that constantly used the n word. So I started using the word rather loudly myself at the bar despite their being black people there as well. The barmaid rushed up to tell me to stop and I made it clear to her that I have to hear it in the songs then I am going to say it. I told her to ban it from the songs. Unbelievably I won. They stopped playing songs using that word from then on.
"Niger" I believe is the base word for black is many of the romantic languages. The island of Niger, Niger River, Nigeria, Nigerian all not offensive.
The only reason it now has negative meaning is that it was deemed to be negative.
Sort of like the word "damn"...which comes from Latin damno which means to stop or hold back. Asking God to damn (stop) something is VERY appropriate.
She should not have apologized. She made a good point.
We are ALL n_____s to da gu’ment, whether we are black, white, green or purple. We belong to IT.
I agree Jane.
I like red heads, if you are female! If you are male, I’ll just call you SIR!
Or E: My 96 year-old Norwegian grandmother. As in “I had such a nice time at dinner with that nigger girl from across the street.”
(The “girl” in question was probably 50 years old!) Of course my GM has been dead for 30+ years - but boy did it make me cringe, even though she didn’t mean anything by it. I’m still not sure why Dr. Laura felt the need to apologize.
“Nor is it okay to read ‘The Nigger of the Narcissus’ by Joseph Conrad nor the brilliant short story by Flannery O’Connor, ‘The Artifical Nigger.’”
Jeez. It seems everyone is writing a book about the president these days.
Although Dr. Lala’s point was valid, apparently she has too much white guilt to be able to illustrate it effectively. I imagine she will not be employed for much longer, because she has already signaled her weakness.
Correct!!! Mine and the "Dukes" position and people should adopt that position also.
Wow, I thought I’d never see that sketch again. Many thanks.
In that case, John Lennon and Patty Smith are in deep do do.
It used to make me cringe too. It was the word you heard just before the violence started. It was a vile, nasty word that wasn't to be spoken. Now, Im desensitized to it. Sadly.
Okay. That was a cheap shot.
Here’s another one: Why is it alright for black people to refer to white men as “white boy”? But don’t you dare call a black man “black boy”. Its all so confusing.
Elvis Costello, too.
I read it in highschool and once after.
Now teachers take a marker or pen and cross out “objectionable” words.
Back when my wife was a Lenin Pioneer in the USSR she would cry hearing about how badly Black people were treated in the United States. Of course the Blacks enjoyed more rights and more materialistic advantages than her engineer parents in the USSR.
But guess the slang word everyone used in the Eastern Ukraine for Black people that they so sympathized with? They pronounced it “nigger”.
I recall Bill Clinton using The Word and not a peep of outrage.
If I may, all moms are not, er, equal. There are mothering mothers and there are those who are anything but.
I suggest we don’t have enough information to make a judgment about her relationship with her now deceased mother.
If that makes me racist, homophobic, xenophobic, or whatever.....I can live with it.
She should not have apologized. The way she used it was to make a point, not to call a name. Hyper-sensitivity, ‘getting your feelings hurt’ — honest to goodness, the libs seek to control every word you utter that is not in THEIR rule book.
Guess what? I’m not playing. Good for Dr. Laura to cross this line.
Brave woman. I wish she’d stuck to her guns.
I suppose white people should lay claim to the word “cracker” and ban all other ethnicities from using “the C word” EVEN when referring to Saltines or other objects of similar design.
Depends on how bad the estrangement was. I don't know Dr. Laura's history with her mom. I do know that some parental relationships are so toxic that a grown child should not be required to take care of their parent.
She don't get it. Whites cannot use this word as the sound of it makes African,Afro-American's go crazy and get offended...Now, it's okay if African,Afro-American's use the word....
Good for her. It’s about time. Only race cowards would object to what she said.
Ah, so right you are!!
Ya know, even though I'm a full blooded Apache and my wife is a Mongol from eastern Mongolia, we find the word cracker extremely offense.
Lenny Bruce (forget his politics for a moment) said that by prohibiting the utterance of an offensive word, we give that word undeserved POWER. His solution was to repeat an offensive word so many times that it becomes meaningless - like Dr. Laura was doing.
Someday there will be a “reset” moment. Every culture reaches it once cultural abstraction exceeds all reason and reality. I am at my limit for tolerating what is outright foolishness.
I’m tired of dealing with those who reason like children and are as principled as whores.
Laura doesn’t have to apologize for anything. The old saw that blacks can use the “N” word but it is forbidden for its use by whites is silly on its face. How about the black use of cracker and other derogatory words in describing whites and other non-blacks.
I’d like to add, cracker is bad enough, but when used with a southern accent, such as, “Craka” it’s even more offensive.