Dr. Laura – She’s Not Really a Doctor, But She May Need One…(RABID RACIST ALERT)

Well, well, well. Dr. Laura Schlessinger — the radio “doctor” who isn’t really a Doctor in any real sense (and no, getting a PhD in physiology for writing a dissertation on “Effects of Insulin on 3-0-Methylglucose Transport in Isolated Rat Adipocytes” doesn’t count when you pose as a psychologist and counselor) — has finally gone full Mel Gibson.

Yesterday, she went on an extended rant, using the n-word about a dozen times in just a few minutes, in response to a black female caller who was trying to ask for advice about how to deal with her white husband and his friends who throw the word around freely. Instead of showing compassion and concern, she went on the attack, accusing the black female caller of being hypersensitive and having a chip on her shoulder. And then the radio quack reverted to the typical white defense when it comes to whites using the n-word: “Well black people do it!” Good God, the stupidity never ends.

Not only is there a fundamental difference between the use of this word by whites and the use of a derivation of the word by blacks, which I explain here, and also here, but Schlessinger missed the point: the caller made clear that the word was being used in an unkind way, not joking way, so whether or not black folks should use the word should be entirely irrelevant to this caller’s experience, or the advice offered to her. But Dr. Laura, as with all right-wing blowhards, doesn’t care about racism, or racial abuse heaped on black people. Her ultimate advice to the caller: “Maybe you shouldn’t have married outside of your race.”

Seriously, that is what she said…It would be funny were it not so sad, and not about something so serious.


21 Responses to “Dr. Laura – She’s Not Really a Doctor, But She May Need One…(RABID RACIST ALERT)”

  1. Mrs. Schlessenger was terribly condescending in her remarks. She even showed her true side when she threw Obama in the conversation about the country being better because a black man is in office. If she is going to wear the title of “Dr…”, she should have the mental fortitude to know that one president does not put an end the racial strife in this country.
    She is clever enough to derail the real conversation that needs to be had as many do. “Oh you people use the word”. And to shut down the conversation seemed to be her intent in the first place. She started by suggesting the caller was hypersensitive. Yet another term that states “I don’t wish to examine my privilege as it comes at the expense of your dignity.” I suggest she is hyper sensitive as are others like her who are too afraid to dissect what their white skins have afforded and granted them at the cost of those with brown skins. There is the sensitivity. There is where the real work needs to began.
    Time to stop letting people derail the REAL Conversation that needs to take place.

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  2. Sometimes I think whites unthinkingly use this word, as in the case of Kramer, in a manner which they think, oddly enough, in a moment of haste, is appropriate. Hence, the southpark ‘n’ man episode. This does not strike me a slip of the tounge, or a moment of insensitivity. I live in Chicago, where I used to be amazed, when I first moved here, that people I would think were sane and cool would suddenly show a racist side; a deep, ugly scar on their personality that was indicative of how they talked among their friends, and truly feel. I never listen to these people, because I think their flippant advice is dangerous. You do not ‘cure’s someone of a problem by putting them on Dr. Phil or one of these shows — you make it worse.

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  3. “Racism is a Form of Mental Illness”

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  4. What in a Persons mind would make them say…
    “Look at their skin, & their ways, I don’t like them”
    ???

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  5. What is the fear within that is really haunting the some white Ppl? See for yourself:
    http://www.withoutsanctuary.org/

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  6. I found it considerably ironic that she mentioned that some black people voted for Obama, simply because he is black. She failed to make mention that some white people, not all, but there were ones out there who voted against him for the exact same reason. Even with Obama in office, as Tim has made note of in many interviews, doesn’t disolve the entire race issue in this country.

    I found her terribly condescending, rude, and oblivious to the strength and ignorance that word holds. Used by anyone it is negative. Her conversation, saying that the caller’s neighbor wasn’t being racist, and that her saying to her black security guard “I want you on my team because white men can’t jump” is racist. I’m sure the security guard wanted to keep his job in his economy, and was willing to brush off her ignorance. It does not make her comment ANY less racist.

    I also loved how she was yelling at the caller to let her finish her sentence when she interrupted the caller several times.

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  7. “Maybe you shouldn’t have married outside of your race.”

    That was the most disgusting part. I have three white brother in laws and date outside of my so called “race” and I was livid when she said that.

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  8. Why on earth does anyone listen to her ( Dr? Laura) to begin with? Why would anyone ask her advice about anything? She not only is a bad example for the female gender, Gods, she is a bad example as a human being and she is an embarrassment to the human race.

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  10. Thank you for pointing that out , sir. I’m gratefully feel appreciated that someone that’s not my race ( I’m Black ) can see that what she said was strictly wrong. I don’t care if my people and my darker universal family said that stupid ,disgusting word..IT SHOULDN’T BE SAID. That word was used and still used to describe us as dead and worthless. We are none of that. My people gradually waking up and taking a stand that this is not right and that this word and everyone that doesn’t like us , in general, should be removed off the Earth. God doesn’t like ugly and surely is not happy about pretty. Think over that.

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  11. I bet she will find more racially charged subject matter for her show – boost her ratings.

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  12. @Constance… I hear u, I wonder why ppl listen to her also. The 1st mistake the caller made was asking her a question about race to begin with, lol. Not cos she is simply white, but because she is white conservative and has no exposure in regard to race matters…

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  13. I’m confused. Why would a black woman in her right mind be married to a white man who uses the n-word in an abusive manner (not that there’s a right way for anyone white to use it–but you know what I mean) Dr. Laura has always left me feeling like she’s a card carrying racist but the ugly motives from an ugly soul aside–the advice she gave that woman to get away from that moron and move on might not have been the worst advice she’s ever given

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  14. I didn’t listen to the tape (I only read the dialogue), but even from that I could tell she is a condescending and hateful person. I’m getting the impression that she only apologized because of the impending backlash. I also found it hilarious that she dragged Obama’s election into it, as she seems like the type of person who would argue, “Obama’s not just black! He’s biracial!!”

    I always wonder why some white people are upset that they can’t use the word in the first place. I mean, WHY would you want to use the n-word anyway? When non-black people complain about not being able to use the slur it really shows their true colors.

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  15. @ Dsky – the problem is, aside from being rude and racist in her dismissals of the caller, she really didn’t say to get away from the husband. She just said, “maybe you shouldn’t marry outside of your race” She actually said that nothing the husband or friends had done was racist, or troublesome, and that the caller had a chip on her shoulder. She didn’t give advice at all, let alone advice to get away from the husband.

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  16. Why do black women straighten their hair ? you’ll find it’s the same reason they marry white men, sex with the enemy can be a powerful charge, I know I’m a black man and I only sleep with whites, I’d like to find a black person ( I’m bi-sexual now ) but blacks use to many hair products both the men and women.

    But now I’ve been with whites so long I’m beginning to miss being black. And the white girls did it to me, not the other way around, the first girl I ever had sex with as an adult was a white girl who put my hands down her drawers.

    Porno is vile but it’s honest listen to the dialogue of an interracial porn flick, blindfolded see what you hear, what you hear is what the collective society thinks but is to polite to actually say.

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  17. I saw Mr. Wise on the CNN interview regarding the Dr. and the radio show call in regarding the use of the N word. I would have a lot to say on this verbally, but Mr. Wise seemed to take my place on the discussion. I am a Black Male age 56 and it is apparent Mr. Wise has intently listened to the heart of other humans who have had different social experiences than himself, and brings this heartfelt understanding forward for the common good. He also brings his own experiences forward. Mr Wise, I salute you and thanks. I had never heard of you, but you made my morning. I finally got fed up with the issues on my job and in some parts of society and opted out about 3 years ago because whenever I attempted to discuss issues of race and the impacts of it, I was talked over, spoken to in a condescending manner, suggested to just get over it, told,”don’t let it bother you”, or you told “You are playing the race card”. I finally resigned. Today although I am temporarily unemployed, my blood pressure is lower. Was a drastic decision for me and my wife, but I am at peace. I had 18 years with the fed, with the worst of it under the Bush Admn

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  18. Let me just say that as a white person, I found Laura’s rant absolutely disgusting. She was insensitive to the callers VERY legit complaints and seemed to use her as a target for all her pent up white person conservative rage. “Halp! You’re gonna NAACP me for saying the word n*****!” “You guys get to say it! Why can’t I??!!?!” “You shouldn’t marry outside of your race! Where is your sense of humor!”

    SERIOUSLY W-T-F?

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  19. Dr. Laura does not get the point. If the woman did not want to be called something, she should have her rights respected. Obviously, the caller was not some HBO performer. Seriously, all of us (black people) are NOT alike.

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  20. What Dr. Schlessinger SHOULD have said was how Blacks have to take on the heat for other members within their group while Whites can just say “It’s not all of us” when they do something wrong.

    Besides, I even talked to a guy the other day who wrote a book about growing up with white parents though he was black. He said to me that a white man down his street used to call him the “N” word when he went to school everyday; when he told his parents, they said it wasn’t so throughout his entire school career.

    In addition, what if the black woman that called Laura had the same thing happening to her in terms of racial name-calling if her husband was black? Would Dr. Schlessinger herselflike it if someone non-Jewish referred to her religion in a mean way?

    The double standard continues…

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  21. I’m so glad to see so many white voices here decrying Laura and refusing to take her responses as part of their community. Ditto. Laura and bigots like her do NOT speak for me.

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