August 17th, 2010
04:19 PM ET

Video: Dr. Laura's racist rant

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  1. Steve

    I think it's ironic that Dr Laura would ever attempt to rationalize the use of the N-word, especially since on June 22, 2010 this is what whe posted; "I am absolutely blown away by the casual meanness and vulgarity that passes for opinion and discourse. In my early years, if you wrote or verbally gave an argument that had even a tinge of nastiness (forget the vulgarity), both you and your point of view would be flushed…intellectually disqualified. Nowadays though, people feel frighteningly free to criticize with vulgarities, insults, lies, exaggerations, misrepresentations, character assassination and downright ferocious meanness.

    Where is this woman's character? What does she believe in when she blogs against vulgarities in June and then defends the use of one of the most vulgar words in August? How anyone can take her advice seriously is beyond me?

    August 14, 2010 at 11:08 am |
  2. Agnes

    Don Imus was fired for a racial slur, Dr. Laura should be fired.

    August 14, 2010 at 10:22 am |
  3. bry

    We as America need to get over the use of certain words...does anybody remember"sticks and stones may break my bone,but words can never hurt me"...seems to me political correctness as run amuck again,just like we had to elect a half black half white president(I didn't)by the way, but look what we got..someone who can't even produce a legit birth certificate to prove he is even an AMERICAN,and he slowly destroying this country because we have to give him a chance. what?? he has no business being there.Colon Powell or Clarence Thomas would have been a better choice,at least they understand what AMERICA stands for and will not sell US out to the muslims and destroy the greatness nation GOD has ever blessed...wake up AMERICA!!!

    August 14, 2010 at 12:17 am |
  4. cindy

    Nicely said everyone. Unfortunate she has a following.

    August 13, 2010 at 8:59 pm |
  5. Milo

    Im a black man and I don't like the use of the N-word amongst black people. What I want to do is to explain the difference when black people use the word as oppose to white people.
    I have a brother and when we were kids we would fight all the time. I would hit him just because I didn't have anything else to do, But if someone else hit him they would have hell to pay.

    August 13, 2010 at 5:04 pm |
  6. Denise

    I've never listened to Dr Laura's radio broadcast. And after hearing how unprofessional she acted with that caller, Jade. Nope! Still won't listen to her. Also, I don't feel her, Dr Laura's, apology was all that sincere.

    August 13, 2010 at 1:03 pm |
  7. Vivian

    Thanks Anderson for the Dr Laura Slesinger update. It's too bad Dr Slesinger didn't stick to Jade's reason for calling in, to talk about how to deal with her interracial marriage and offensive neighbor's comments. But then again, it looks like Dr Slesinger is not the person to go to for this advice. It seems the topic brought up her own 'sensitive' or non-sensitive attitude. But I guess bringing this up to public view will be a good eye-opening and attitude-adjusting, I hope, experience.
    Bravo to Jade for keeping her head and questioning the Dr.

    August 13, 2010 at 11:16 am |
  8. "Not Afraid to Ask"

    I was so shocked to see the piece on Dr. Laura Schlessinger. At one time during the piece, Dr. Laura told the caller Jade that Jade would not let Dr. Laura even finish a sentence. Wow! It was just the opposite. Dr. Laura would not let Jade finish a sentence, was not trying to provide a solution to Jade's issue but was actually down playing it. Dr. Laura came across arrogant and unattached to the real issue that the caller was posing. What a Black comic says and what a person is dealing with within a marriage is entirely two different subjects. Dr. Laura used the n word like she got pleasure from it!!! Dr. Laura you need to personally apologize to Jade and rethink your whole outlook on race relationsions.

    August 13, 2010 at 11:06 am |
  9. Boomer in Mo

    Why would anyone be surprised by Dr. Laura's comment? She has always been insensitive to those who are not just like her, who do not think just like her, who do not vote Republican and who do not hate the poor. She's a punk. I don't like Al Sharpton and rarely agree with him I but agree with him here.

    August 13, 2010 at 10:47 am |
  10. Augsbee

    I've listened to the video and yes my black relatives (I'm white) do use the "N" word all the time and not even as a joke. We are more offended by it then they are. Their black friends use it vulgarly where we end up in huge arguments trying to get them to stop.

    August 13, 2010 at 10:41 am |