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Old 08-16-2010, 07:59 AM   #16
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i read in a men's magazine that apparently 1 in 6 American marriages (may have been relationships) are interracial and i was surprised. is it true?
Why were you suprised?
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:05 AM   #17
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"Dr" Laura was actually the second most popular talk radio show at one time, right below Rush. She's still very popular with the Tea Party crowd, but has lost quite a few listeners and advertisers over the years because she hasn't been able to disguise her racism as well as others...
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:32 AM   #18
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She strikes me as a very unstable individual

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Old 08-18-2010, 12:36 AM   #19
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National talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger announced to Larry King Tuesday night on his CNN program she would end her radio show at the end of the year.

“The reason is I want to regain my First Amendment rights,” she told King

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CALLER: I can't believe someone like you is on the radio spewing out the "nigger" word, and I hope everybody heard it.

SCHLESSINGER: I didn't spew out the "nigger" word.

CALLER: You said, "Nigger, nigger, nigger."

SCHLESSINGER: Right, I said that's what you hear.

CALLER: Everybody heard it.

SCHLESSINGER: Yes, they did.

CALLER: I hope everybody heard it.

SCHLESSINGER: They did, and I'll say it again --

CALLER: So what makes it OK for you to say the word?

SCHLESSINGER: -- nigger, nigger, nigger is what you hear on HB --

is it the end of year, yet?
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Gee, darn. What a loss.
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Old 08-18-2010, 12:46 AM   #21
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“The reason is I want to regain my First Amendment rights,” she told King

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Old 08-18-2010, 02:52 AM   #22
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I honestly don't understand what the problem is.

"Negro" is a scientific term to describe black just like "Caucasian" is used to describe whites, yet you don't hear anyone complain when people use the word "Caucausian" so why should they mind if they use "Negro"?

In my opinion, the term "African-American" is a lot more offensive than Negro because it's a constant reminder that their ancestors were brought to America as slaves against their will.

Negro is not a swear word or a derogatory term like "Wop" (for Italians) or "Kike" (for Jews), as I said - it's a scientific term - so what's the problem?

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I honestly don't understand what the problem is.

"Negro" is a scientific term to describe black just like "Caucasian" is used to describe whites, yet you don't hear anyone complain when people use the word "Caucausian" so why should they mind if they use "Negro"?
The word she used was not Negro. The word she used is such an offensive racial slur that I won't even type it. Negro and the other, exceptionally offensive N word are NOT interchangeable.

Actually Negro is also considered by many to be offensive also, although not nearly as much as the other N word. I'm sure someone else can expound on the why better than I can though, so I won't.
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For one thing, she didn't use the term "Negro" (which is offensive enough as it is to many people).

Here's a transcript of what was said: FULL AUDIO: Dr. Laura Schlessinger's N-word rant | Media Matters for America

And here's an explanation of why the word you're asking about is offensive and outdated:

Negro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-18-2010, 03:04 AM   #25
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^

See? I knew someone else could explain it better.
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Ha, I just tossed in a few links!

I actually watched Larry King Live tonight, mostly because Kathy Griffin was on after Laura, to talk about prop 8, and I wanted to see what she'd say about Laura. Anyway, it was bizarre. She clearly doesn't have a grasp of first amendment rights. Not surprising, as a doctor of physiology she probably didn't get much social science or humanities education, despite passing herself off as a doctor in the mental health field. Besides that, her whole message was contradictory - she sincerely apologizes for using the N word, and yet she has to leave radio because she's being attacked and her first amendment rights are being threatened. Um, which is it? You can't have it both ways - are you really sorry, or are you positioning yourself to be able continue to say offensive crap without worrying about employers, ratings and advertisers?

Here's the video:

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I honestly don't understand what the problem is.

"Negro" is a scientific term to describe black just like "Caucasian" is used to describe whites, yet you don't hear anyone complain when people use the word "Caucausian" so why should they mind if they use "Negro"?

In my opinion, the term "African-American" is a lot more offensive than Negro because it's a constant reminder that their ancestors were brought to America as slaves against their will.

Negro is not a swear word or a derogatory term like "Wop" (for Italians) or "Kike" (for Jews), as I said - it's a scientific term - so what's the problem?

Not trying to argue - just to learn.
It isn't a scientific term.
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I honestly don't understand what the problem is.

"Negro" is a scientific term to describe black just like "Caucasian" is used to describe whites, yet you don't hear anyone complain when people use the word "Caucausian" so why should they mind if they use "Negro"?

In my opinion, the term "African-American" is a lot more offensive than Negro because it's a constant reminder that their ancestors were brought to America as slaves against their will.

Negro is not a swear word or a derogatory term like "Wop" (for Italians) or "Kike" (for Jews), as I said - it's a scientific term - so what's the problem?

Not trying to argue - just to learn.
The word she used was this word. It is considered to be highly offensive, especially in North America. "Negro" can be quite offensive, as well, but it's mainly just archaic.

The way cultures self-identify can certainly differ, depending on the country; the official term in Canada, for instance, is "Black Canadian"--the main reason being that most blacks here are of Caribbean-descent, and they identify with the Caribbean, not Africa. Hence, "African-Canadian" is seen to be insufficient. It's just a matter of how groups wish to be called, I guess.
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So...in order to keep her First Amendment rights (which have been SO horribly threatened-it's not like she's been able to do her show for years and years or anything, right?), she's quitting her show? Wouldn't it make more sense for someone who wants to keep their free speech rights to fight to stay ON the air?

As I've said before, I'm a firm believer in letting people say what they want, no matter how offensive. Let everyone see just what kind of person you really are. But if she wants to end her show, then so be it, I guess (why does this seem like the female version of the Jet Blue incident? Looking for an excuse to quit anyway, so go out on a big note like this). Wonder what she'll go on to do next? Where can she go now where her precious rights won't be so shamefully violated?

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So...in order to keep her First Amendment rights (which have been SO horribly threatened-it's not like she's been able to do her show for years and years or anything, right?), she's quitting her show? Wouldn't it make more sense for someone who wants to keep their free speech rights to fight to stay ON the air?

As I've said before, I'm a firm believer in letting people say what they want, no matter how offensive. Let everyone see just what kind of person you really are. But if she wants to end her show, then so be it, I guess (why does this seem like the female version of the Jet Blue incident? Looking for an excuse to quit anyway, so go out on a big note like this). Wonder what she'll go on to do next? Where can she go now where her precious rights won't be so shamefully violated?

Angela
I've got to believe there is some "inside baseball" stuff going on with her quitting. My guess is that her show's slot is valuable, and they would like to put another conservative in there.

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