Dr. Laura Spews the N-Word... Then Apologizes

Dr. Laura Schlessinger has apologized for using the n-word...six times. In response to a black woman seeking advice on how to appropriately respond to alleged racism from her white husband's friends, Dr. Laura started talking in a way that would make Paul Mooney blush on Tuesday's show. Her words: "Black guys use it all the time. Turn on HBO and listen to a black comic, and all you hear is n*****, n*****, n*****. I don't get it. If anybody without enough melanin says it, it's a horrible thing. But when black people say it, it's affectionate."

The caller was dismayed, saying, "I can't believe someone like you is on the radio spewing out the n-word, and I hope everybody heard it." Responded Dr. Laura, "Yes they did, and I'll say it again: n*****, n*****, n***** is what you hear on HBO." And in her defense, she made NAACP a verb: "Don't take things out of context. Don't NAACP me, leave them in context." She backtracked Wednesday, saying, "I did the wrong thing. I didn't intend to hurt people, but I did. I was attempting to make a philosophical point, and I articulated the "n" word all the way out—more than one time. And that was wrong. I'll say it again—that was wrong." Read the full article on Gawker. (More Dr. Laura Schlessinger stories.)

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