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Dr. Laura apologizes for saying N-word on the air
Created on Wednesday, 18 August 2010 10:45 Last Updated on Monday, 03 December 2012 19:28 Published on Wednesday, 18 August 2010 10:45 Written by Courier Newsroom Hits: 1094
Schlessinger said on her website Aug. 11 that she was wrong in using the word for what she called an attempt to make a philosophical point.
|I WAS WRONG—Dr. Laura Schlessinger poses during her morning talk show in her Los Angeles studio.
“I articulated the N-word all the way out—more than one time,” Schlessinger said in comments from the opening of her radio show that she posted on her site. “And that was wrong. I’ll say it again—that was wrong.”
She said she “realized I had made a horrible mistake, and was so upset, I could not finish the show.”
Schlessinger said she pulled herself off the air at the end of the hour.
During the exchange on last Tuesday’s show, Schlessinger said the woman who called herself Jade was too sensitive for complaining that her husband’s friends made racist comments about her in their home.
When the woman asked if the N-word was offensive, Dr. Laura said “Black guys say it all the time,” then went on to repeat it several times.
Schlessinger did not direct the epithet at the woman, but said she used it to suggest how often she hears it, and that it should not automatically be cause for offense.
When the caller objected, Schlessinger replied: “Oh, then I guess you don’t watch HBO or listen to any Black comedians.”
Schlessinger also said that if the caller did not have a sense of humor about race, she shouldn’t have entered into an interracial marriage.
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