I Don’t See Anything Wrong With Dr. Laura’s Use Of The N-Word

She wasn’t putting anyone down. She was making the point that the word is ubiquitous among many black people, particularly black comics on HBO.

I don’t think she should’ve apologized.

Dr. Laura said: 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 it’s 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.

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I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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