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Dr. Laura’s N Word Situation

Laura Schlessinger is best known as Dr. Laura, the host of a socially conservative radio talk show. On August 10, 2010 an African-American women called the “Dr. Laura Program” for advice on her interracial marriage with a white man.

Dr. Laura dismissed the lady’s concerns as having “too much sensitivity and not enough sense of humor.” Dr. Laura went on to say the word “nigger” 11 times during the call. In context, she said the words (for the most part) as those of black comedians.

Dr. Laura’s choice of words were wrong but her references to black “think” being “distressing and disturbing” were shocking and illustrated her as a racist. Dr. Laura’s overall rant was about black people’s perception on racism.

There is no doubt that racism still exists in America. There are different types of racism that may be in decline but there is undoubtedly a large amount of institutional among other types still in existence. Even if the caller was overly sensitive and dramatic, there is still plenty of validity in her feelings and complaints.

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