Dr. Laura Schlessinger N-Word Incident

August 13, 2010

Dr. Laura Schlessinger radio controversy video

Radio host Dr. Laura Schlessinger  is on the apology trail for a radio broadcast last night where she used the racial N-word numerous times while on a call.   During a call during her show a black woman who is married to a white man was talking about how his family makes racial comments while she is around seemingly oblivious to the fact that they might offend her.  Schlessinger requests examples stating that some people are hyper sensitive to comments about race.  During their discussion Schlessinger says she believe the comments being made aren’t racists and that if you turn on HBO you will see:

black guys use it all the time. Turn on HBO, listen to a black comic, and all you hear is n—, n—-, n—-.” [CNN]

Even though she was not using the word towards the caller it was still offensive.  I mean she did try to explain it with the one of my best friends is black.  Surprisingly that did not have the impact she had hoped.  Today she issued an apology for the incident saying that their is never a correct time for that word to be used.  Of course unless you are black, rap, are a comic, are reciting said rap lyrics walking home from school, playing video games, talking to your friends, and the list goes on, but it is never OK.

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