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What is going on? Why are celebrities using the “N-Word”? Mel Gibson spewed the “N-Word” over phone lines recently and now

Talk radio show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger went on a rant using the N-word several times when a Black caller called in to her show complaining about racism.

 

 

In the rant caught on audio, Schlessinger complains that Black people are too sensitive and that Black people voted for Obama because of a “Black thing.” During the duration of the conversation she used the N-word several times, justifying it by saying that “Black comics do it.”

Excerpts from her racist rant:

Black guys use it all the time. Turn on HBO and listen to a black comic, and all you hear is n*****, n*****, n*****. 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. It’s very confusing.

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 its ok.

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.

CALLER: I can’t believe someone like you is on the radio spewing out the n***** word, and I hope everybody heard it.

DR. LAURA: I didn’t spew out the n***** word!

CALLER: You said “n*****, n*****, n*****” and I hope everybody heard it.

DR. LAURA: Yes they did, and I’ll say it again: n*****, n*****, n***** is what you hear on HBO.

[Crosstalk]

DR. LAURA: Why don’t you let me finish a sentence? Don’t take things out of context. Don’t NAACP me, leave them in context.”

Dr. Laura gave a brief apology on her website the following day (Thursday).

Hear the audio of her rant here

 Thanks to MediaMatters.org for audio

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