Tara Wall wrote a rather good defense of Dr Laura Schlessinger.
She may not be the “right” messenger for some. But it’s about time someone other than self-righteous finger-pointing liberals brought this issue out into the open.
It’s ironic that the collective “we” spend so much time feigning outrage over a non-approved politically-incorrect person’s use of the n-word, without considering the context in which that person uttered it. Dr. Laura was bold enough to bring a very pertinent issue to the surface. Yet, as usual, all pundits (including some conservatives) and snake oil civil rights puppets can do is divert attention away from her point in order to make theirs. Even if you believe that Schlessinger is a racist, which no [one] really believes, isn’t the point she made — that no one should be able to say the word ni**a — a valid one?
It is particularly hard for me, as a black person, to hear other blacks refer to themselves this way. I’m quite certain President Obama doesn’t drop the n-bomb with his Chi-town homeboys. Why is it that the black community allows blacks to refer to one another by such a degrading term? We don’t hear Hispanics calling one another “wetbacks” or white people referring to one another as “honkeys?” It is truly sad that this is the best we have to say about one another — and that we accept its use. That it is often used to show affection is no excuse.
What’s more, blacks seem to be able to use derogatory terms to refer to people of other races without facing the repercussions that white people like Schlessinger face for using derogatory terms to refer to black people. That, too, I find intolerable.
Do read the rest of the article. Tara Wall says it like it is. The “n” word is highly offensive but, according to a certain group of people, only if non-blacks use it.