Why, yes, it’s your annual N-word convention. For the uninitiated, every now and then, some middle-aged celebrity goes on a racist rant, which usually includes the N-bomb. Then, some news channel summons two black people, one on each side of the N-word debate. They are then forced to yell at each other for exactly 30 seconds. This is usually followed by Anderson Cooper saying “Well, that’s all the time we have for this segment” and “We’ll be right back after this commercial break.”
The latest idiot to stir up a public debate over the N-word is Dr. Laura Schlessinger. A listener called to seek ol’ girl’s advice on race and she seized the opportunity to share her misguided views with the world.
Dr. Laura apologized specifically for using the N-word more than one time. Obviously, the main issue here is that she exceeded her N-word quota. She used the N-word 11 times. If she had only used it once or twice, I’m sure we would have reacted differently. Schlessinger was truly shocked by the public outrage. This is absolutely understandable. She grew up in the 1950s, when black folk still sat in the back of the bus and drank from a separate fountain. How the hell was she supposed to know that “nigger” is an offensive word? She says that shit to her cats all the time and her cats have never complained to anyone.
As ignorant as her views may be, I tip my hat to Dr. Schlessinger for voicing her true feelings. It’s fashionable for people to hide behind the veil of political correctedness these days. This makes it harder to separate the sane from the ignoramus. People say one thing in public and another in the privacy of their home. Schlessinger spoke her mind and deserves respect for that.
Clearly, this woman has some troubling views on race. For starters, she finds it hilarious that people are still complaining about racism even though we have a half-black man as president. In other words, shut up and enjoy your black presidency, black people. Supernegro Obama has automagically solved all of America’s race issues. From here on out, it’s streets of gold and unicorns for all black people.
Worse still, Dr. Schlessinger immediately embarked on a media tour to defend an indefensible action. After the incident, she went to Larry King Live and announced her retirement from radio and offered this explanation:
“The reason is, I want to regain my First Amendment rights. I want to be able to say what’s on my mind and in my heart and what I think is helpful and useful without somebody getting angry, some special interest group deciding this is the time to silence a voice of dissent and attack affiliates, attack sponsors. I’m sort of done with that.”
Poor Laura. No one understands her struggle. Good thing she has Sarah Palin on her side.
Frankly, I’ve never actually heard a legitimate argument on why we as blacks should have a monopoly on the N-bomb. So, I pose these questions to you good, non-racist people of TRU Nation.
1) To those in favor of the N-word: Why should black people have a monopoly on the word?
2) To those against it: Why should black people be the only race without a derogatory word?